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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

EMCritPericardial tamponadeJosh Farkas, MD11/10/2021AIR
EMCritMonomorphic VT stormJosh Farkas, MD11/29/2021AIR
EMCritTorsade de pointesJosh Farkas, MD11/22/2021AIR
EMCritBradycardiaJosh Farkas, MD11/20/2021AIR
EMDocsTranscatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Complications in the EDSam Rouleau, MD11/15/2021AIR
Peds EM morselsPediatric VADChristyn Magill, MD25 June 2021HM
EMCritCardiogenic shock & severe LV failureJosh Farkas, MD11/25/2021HM
EMCritRight Ventricular failure due to pulmonary hypertensionJosh Farkas, MD8/20/2021HM
EMCritEndocarditisJosh Farkas, MD7/4/2021HM
EMCritAtrial Fibrillation (AF) & Flutter complicating critical illnessJosh Farkas, MD2/8/2021HM
EMDocs Left atrial appendage closure: procedure basics, complications, and managementKC Collier, MD12/6/2021HM
EMDocsElectrical cardioversion in the ED: who crashes and how to improveRachel Lynn Graves, MD7/6/2021HM

(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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