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
|EMDocs||Mammalian Bites: ED Presentations, Evaluation, and Management||Erin Rizzo, MD and Jaryd Zummer, MD||October 12, 2020||AIR|
|EMDocs||ToxCard: Riot Control Agents||Elissabeth Hagler, MD and Kathryn Kopec, DO||June 23, 2020||AIR|
|EMOttawa||Hypothermia: Keeping your cool when it gets cold||Mark McKinney, MD||March 5, 2020||AIR|
|EMDocs||EM@3AM: Heat Stroke||Sofia Rodriguez, DO||August 29, 2020||HM|
|EMDocs||ToxCard: Caustic Eye Injuries||Elizabeth Olson, MD and Christine Murphy, MD||February 4, 2020||HM|
|EMDocs||EM@3AM: Hypothermia||McKenna Furgurson, MD||December 19, 2020||HM|
(AIR = Approved Instructional Resource; HM = Honorable Mention)
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.