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Welcome to the AIR Environmental Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the ALiEM AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to environmental emergencies in the Emergency Department. 6 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of January 2021) met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 3 AIR and 3 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 3 hours (about 30 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

AIR Stamp of Approval and Honorable Mentions

In an effort to truly emphasize the highest quality posts, we have 2 subsets of recommended resources. The AIR stamp of approval is awarded only to posts scoring above a strict scoring cut-off of ≥30 points (out of 35 total), based on our scoring instrument. The other subset is for “Honorable Mention” posts. These posts have been flagged by and agreed upon by AIR Board members as worthwhile, accurate, unbiased, and appropriately referenced despite an average score.

Interested in taking the environmental quiz for fun or asynchronous (Individualized Interactive Instruction) credit? Please go to the above link. You will need to create a free, 1-time login account.

Highlighted Quality Posts: Environmental Emergencies

EMDocsMammalian Bites: ED Presentations, Evaluation, and ManagementErin Rizzo, MD and Jaryd Zummer, MDOctober 12, 2020AIR
EMDocsToxCard: Riot Control AgentsElissabeth Hagler, MD and Kathryn Kopec, DOJune 23, 2020AIR
EMOttawaHypothermia: Keeping your cool when it gets coldMark McKinney, MDMarch 5, 2020AIR
EMDocsEM@3AM: Heat StrokeSofia Rodriguez, DOAugust 29, 2020HM
EMDocsToxCard: Caustic Eye InjuriesElizabeth Olson, MD and Christine Murphy, MDFebruary 4, 2020HM
EMDocsEM@3AM: HypothermiaMcKenna Furgurson, MDDecember 19, 2020HM

(AIR = Approved Instructional Resource; HM = Honorable Mention)

If you have any questions or comments on the AIR series, or this AIR module, please contact us! More in-depth information regarding the Social Media Index.

Thank you to the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the Council of EM Residency Directors (CORD) for jointly sponsoring the AIR Series! We are thrilled to partner with both on shaping the future of medical education.

Chris Belcher, MD

Chris Belcher, MD

Editor, ALiEM AIR Series
Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Chris Belcher, MD

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