Welcome to the AIR non-ACS cardiology 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 non-ACS cardiology emergencies in the Emergency Department. 12 blog posts met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 5 AIR and 7 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 6 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.
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Highlighted Quality Posts: non-ACS Emergencies
|EMCrit||Pericardial tamponade||Josh Farkas, MD||11/10/2021||AIR|
|EMCrit||Monomorphic VT storm||Josh Farkas, MD||11/29/2021||AIR|
|EMCrit||Torsade de pointes||Josh Farkas, MD||11/22/2021||AIR|
|EMCrit||Bradycardia||Josh Farkas, MD||11/20/2021||AIR|
|EMDocs||Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Complications in the ED||Sam Rouleau, MD||11/15/2021||AIR|
|Peds EM morsels||Pediatric VAD||Christyn Magill, MD||25 June 2021||HM|
|EMCrit||Cardiogenic shock & severe LV failure||Josh Farkas, MD||11/25/2021||HM|
|EMCrit||Right Ventricular failure due to pulmonary hypertension||Josh Farkas, MD||8/20/2021||HM|
|EMCrit||Endocarditis||Josh Farkas, MD||7/4/2021||HM|
|EMCrit||Atrial Fibrillation (AF) & Flutter complicating critical illness||Josh Farkas, MD||2/8/2021||HM|
|EMDocs||Left atrial appendage closure: procedure basics, complications, and management||KC Collier, MD||12/6/2021||HM|
|EMDocs||Electrical cardioversion in the ED: who crashes and how to improve||Rachel Lynn Graves, MD||7/6/2021||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.