About Chris Belcher, MD

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

ALiEM AIR Series | Toxicology Module

AIR series toxicology 2023 module

 

Welcome to the AIR Toxicology Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts in the past 12 months from the top 50 sites of the Digital Impact Factor [1], the ALiEM AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to related to toxicology in the Emergency Department. 8 blog posts met our standard of online excellence and were approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically, we identified 3 AIR and 5 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 4 hours 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.

Take the AIR Toxicology Module at ALiEMU

 

Interested in taking the AIR 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: Toxicology

Blog/PodcastArticle TitleAuthor(s)DateAIR/HM
EM OttawaBuprenorphine: A guide for ED providersMax Zworth, MD and Rebecca Seliga, MDMar 9, 2023AIR
EMCritAlcohol withdrawalJosh Farkas, MDMar 29, 2023AIR
ALIEMPhenobarbital as 1st line medication for alcohol withdrawal: have you switched from benzodiazepines yet?Alex Rogers MD, J.D. Cambron DOJun 1, 2023AIR
EM DocsN-acetylcysteine for Acetaminophen ToxicityEric Sabatini Regueira, MD and Ann-Jeannette Geib, MD Aug 3, 2023HM
EM DocsMethylene blueQuinton Nannet, MD and Christine Murphy, MDDec 27, 2022HM
EM DocsAcute organophosphate toxicityDaniel Escobar, MD and Ann-Jeannette Geib, MDJun 7, 2023HM
Core EMUpdates in high dose insulin and euglycemia therapy for the treatment of b-adrenergic receptor and calcium channel antagonist overdoseWilliam Plowe, MDMar 28, 2022HM
EM OttawaCBRNE and HAZMAT: Be preparedPatrick Fisk, MDJan 19, 2023HM

(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!

 

Reference

  1. Lin M, Phipps M, Chan TM, et al. Digital Impact Factor: A Quality Index for Educational Blogs and Podcasts in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Ann Emerg Med. 2023;82(1):55-65. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.02.011, PMID 36967275

 

ALiEM AIR Series | Trauma 2023 Module

Welcome to the AIR Trauma Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts in the past 12 months from the top 50 sites of the Digital Impact Factor [1], the ALiEM AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to related to trauma in the Emergency Department. 8 blog posts met our standard of online excellence and were approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically, we identified 3 AIR and 5 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 4 hours 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.

Take the AIR Trauma Module at ALiEMU

Interested in taking the AIR 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: Trauma

SiteArticleAuthorDateLabel
Rebel EMTrauma Resuscitation UpdateSalim Rezaie, MDMay 25, 2023AIR
EM DocsUnstable Pelvic Trauma PatientLuke Wohlford, MDJune 3, 2023AIR
EM DocsMaxillofacial TraumaForrest Turner, MDOctober 17, 2022AIR
Rebel EMPATCH trauma trialAnand Swaminathan, MDJune 19, 2023HM
Don’t Forget the BubblesBlast InjuriesAndrew Tagg, MDMarch 16, 2023HM
Don’t Forget the BubblesPenetrating Chest TraumaSarah Davies, MD and Kat Priddis, MDJuly 1, 2023HM
St Emlyns BlogRefresher on Blood Transfusion in TraumaRichard Carden, MDApril 13, 2023HM
RCEMlearningBlast InjuriesAlison Tompkins, MDJune 30, 2023HM

(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!

Reference

  1. Lin M, Phipps M, Chan TM, et al. Digital Impact Factor: A Quality Index for Educational Blogs and Podcasts in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Ann Emerg Med. 2023;82(1):55-65. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.02.011, PMID 36967275

ALiEM AIR Series | Respiratory 2023 Module

ALiEM AIR- respiratory module 2023

Welcome to the AIR Respiratory Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts in the past 12 months from the top 50 sites of the Digital Impact Factor [1], the ALiEM AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to related to respiratory diseases in the Emergency Department. 6 blog posts met our standard of online excellence and were approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically, we identified 3 AIR and 3 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 3 hours 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.

Take the AIR Respiratory Module at ALiEMU

Interested in taking the AIR 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: Respiratory

SiteArticleAuthorDateLabel
EMCritIBCC: Asthma Josh Farkas, MDApril 12, 2023AIR
EMCritIBCC: Severe Community Acquired PneumoniaJosh Farkas, MDOctober 11, 2022AIR
EM DocsEmpyema: ED Presentation, Evaluation, and ManagementHeath Garner, MDApril 11, 2022AIR
Rebel EMPigtail Catheter vs Large Bore Chest Tube for PneumothoraxJessica DiPeri, MDDecember 1, 2022HM
The Skeptics Guide to EMHey Ho! High Flow vs Standard O2 therapy for hospitalized children with respiratory failureDennis Ren, MDApril 22, 2023HM
PEM BlogWhy we do what we do: Treatments for severe asthmaBrad Sobolewski, MDAugust 23, 2022HM

(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!

Reference

  1. Lin M, Phipps M, Chan TM, et al. Digital Impact Factor: A Quality Index for Educational Blogs and Podcasts in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Ann Emerg Med. 2023;82(1):55-65. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.02.011, PMID 36967275

 


 

ALiEM AIR Series | Infectious Disease 2023 Module

ALiEMU AIR Series infectious disease 2023

Welcome to the AIR Infectious Disease Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts in the past 12 months from the top 50 sites of the Digital Impact Factor [1], the ALiEM AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to related to infectious diseases in the Emergency Department. 6 blog posts met our standard of online excellence and were approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically, we identified 1 AIR and 5 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 3 hours 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.

Take the AIR Infectious Disease Module at ALiEMU

Interested in taking the AIR 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: Infectious Disease

SiteArticleAuthorDateLabel
SGEMLumbar punctures in febrile infants with positive urinalysis – it’s just overkillDennis Ren, MDDecember 31, 2022AIR
EMDocsBacterial MeningitisMounir Contreras Cejin, MD January 28, 2023HM
ALiEMThe Febrile InfantCorey Ziemba, MD, Justin Hacnik, MD and J.D. Cambron, DOMarch 29, 2023HM
EMCritApproach to CNS infectionJosh Farkas, MDAugust 15, 2022HM
Core EMUpdates in STI CareDaniel Imas, MDMarch 17, 2022HM
REBEL EMShort course antibiotics for Peds CAPMarco Propersi, DODec 5, 2022HM

(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!

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.

 

Reference

  1. Lin M, Phipps M, Chan TM, et al. Digital Impact Factor: A Quality Index for Educational Blogs and Podcasts in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Ann Emerg Med. 2023;82(1):55-65. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.02.011, PMID 36967275

ALiEM AIR Series | Procedures Module

ALiEM AIR Series: Procedures 2023

Welcome to the AIR Procedures Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts in the past 12 months 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 related to procedures in the Emergency Department. 6 blog posts met our standard of online excellence and were approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically, we identified 2 AIR and 4 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 3 hours 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.

Take the AIR Procedures Module at ALiEMU

Interested in taking the AIR 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: Procedures

SiteArticleAuthorDateLabel
Rebel EMIntra Articular Lidocaine vs Sedation in Shoulder ReductionsNordia Matthews, MD30 Jan 2023AIR
EM DocsVideo Laryngoscopy in the EDCameron Jones, MD8 Aug 2022AIR
First 10 EMLacerations: Does closure technique matter?Justin Morgenstern, MD28 Nov 2022HM
DFTBRegional nerve blocks moduleNicola Mulrooney, MD7 Dec 2022HM
EM DocsUltrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia for Hip FracturesOlivia Victoriano, MD and Jacob Avila, MD5 Dec 2022HM
Core EMUltrasound Guided Lumbar PuncturesAaron Bola, MD31 Mar 2022HM

(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.

ALiEM AIR Series | Orthopedics Lower Extremity Module

AIR Orthopedics Lower Extremity badge module

 

Welcome to the AIR Orthopedics Lower Extremity Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts in the past 12 months 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 related to neurologic emergencies in the Emergency Department. 4 blog posts met our standard of online excellence and were approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically, we identified 1 AIR and 3 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 2 hours 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.

Take the AIR Orthopedics Lower Extremity Module at ALiEMU

Interested in taking the AIR 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: Orthopedic Lower Extremity Emergencies

SiteArticleAuthorDateLabel
PedEM MorselsLisfranc Injuries in Pediatric PatientsChristyn Magill, MD3/18/22AIR
Rebel EMCompartment SyndromeAnand Swaminathan, MD5/4/22HM
EM CasesEmergency Orthopedics Differential: SCARED OF Mnemonic – When X-rays LieArun Sayal, MD and Yatin Chadha, MD10/25/22HM
PedEM MorselsTibial Shaft Fractures in ChildrenSean Fox, MD5/6/22HM

(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.

ALiEM AIR Series | Neurology 2022 Module

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Welcome to the AIR Neurology 2022 Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts in the past 12 months 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 related to neurologic emergencies in the Emergency Department. 5 blog posts met our standard of online excellence and were approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically, we identified 2 AIR and 3 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 3 hours 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.

Take the AIR Neurology 2022 Module at ALiEMU

Interested in taking the AIR 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: Neurologic Emergencies

SiteArticleAuthor(s)DateLabel
EMDocsCauda Equina Syndrome: Why do we miss it? How to improve?John H. Priester, MD; Mark Bisanzo, MD13 Jun 2021AIR
EMCritSpinal Epidural AbscessJosh Farkas, MD25 Feb 2022AIR
Clinical MonsterMust Be Blood on the BrainMolly Piccione, DO3 June 2021HM
EMCritNeuro emergencies in pregnancyJosh Farkas, MD23 Feb 2022HM
EMCritNeuro-onc emergenciesJosh Farkas, MD2 June 2022HM

(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.

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