Welcome to the Non-ACS Cardiovascular Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to non-acs cardiovascular emergencies. 5 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of September 2018) met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 2 AIR and 3 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 2.5 hours (about [...]
Case: 55-year-old restrained driver is reporting severe shortness of breath and right sided chest pain after a high-speed motor vehicle collision. Her respiratory rate is 26 breaths/min and her oxygen saturation is 96% on a 15-liter non-rebreather. [...]
Although we would never wish negative thoughts to those who are applying for residency slot in an emergency medicine program this year, it is also important to be completely honest with yourself. Given your [...]
Dr. Ambrose Wong (@ambrosehwong) is a healthcare simulation educator and researcher, with a passion for teamwork and collaboration across professions and disciplines. He grew up in Vancouver, Canada and moved to the United [...]
Find it hard to keep current with all the new clinical updates? Get caught up on key evidence-based guidelines, clinical pearls, and patient-centered recommendations for your patients in Emergency Medicine.
Two patients with substance-use disorder present to an ED in the United States with a new rash. Which of the following is the most likely exposure? Krokodil (desomorphine) Levamisole-adulterated cocaine Methamphetamine-induced allergic reaction Wound botulism secondary to heroin use […]
Welcome a new superstar blogger, Dr. Christina Shenvi (@clshenvi), to the ALiEM team. If there’s one talent I have, it’s spotting the rising academic star. As the new Geriatrics EM fellow at the [...]
Bleeding in general is bad. Bleeding while on anticoagulants is VERY bad. Dr. Rahul Patwari reviews the pathophysiology of coagulation, the various reversal agents, and treatment approaches we can use. In this five-part [...]
Everything you need to survive and thrive in academia, focusing on professional development across the spectrum of life-long learners including medical students, residents, and faculty
The new emergency medicine (EM) residency application season is upon us! Senior medical students are arranging away EM electives, asking for letters of recommendations, and thinking about what residency programs to apply to. But before we look forward, what lessons can we learn from the 2016 EM Residency Match? In this EM Match Advice series installment, an esteemed panel of program directors reflect on the trends, surprises, and lessons learned from the 2015-16 year. […]
Being a well-rounded healthcare professional goes beyond just knowing the scientific facts. Get inspired about your wellness, staying healthy, improving your efficiency, and finding a balanced work-life integration.
Dr. Christopher Doty (@PoppasPearls) is a dedicated educator who has helped train countless emergency physicians across two different top academic hospitals, SUNY-Downstate and currently the University of Kentucky. His efforts have earned him the Abraham Flexner Master Educator Award and the position of Vice Chair for Education at the University of Kentucky Department of Emergency Medicine. Oh, and also he can dance! In this How I Work Smarter series, Dr. Doty graciously accepted the nomination by Dr. [...]