AIR-Pro Series: Critical Care (part 2) Module

Welcome to the Critical Care (Part 2) Block!

Below we have listed our selection of the highest quality posts related to 4 advanced level questions on critical care topics posed, curated, and approved for senior residents by the AIR-Pro Series Board. The blogs relate to the following questions:

  1. Advanced ventilatory management
  2. Submassive pulmonary embolism management
  3. Hypotensive intubation
  4. End of life discussion

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-Pro stamp of approval will only be given to posts scoring above a strict scoring cut-off of ≥28 points (out of 35 total), based on our AIR-Pro scoring instrument, which is slightly different from our original AIR Series scoring instrument. The other subset is for “Honorable Mention” posts. These posts have been flagged by and agreed upon by AIR-Pro Board members as worthwhile, accurate, unbiased and useful to senior residents. Only the posts with the AIR-Pro stamp of approval will be part of the quiz needed to obtain III credit. To decrease the repetitive nature of posts relating to these advanced concepts, we did not always include every post found that met the score of ≥28 points.

Take the quiz at ALiEMU
ALiEMU AIR-Pro Critical Care (Part 2) block quiz

Interested in taking the quiz for fun or asynchronous (Individualized Interactive Instruction) credit? Please go to the above link. You will need to create a one-time login account if you haven’t already.

Highlighted AIR-Pro posts

Article TitleAuthorDateLinkTitle
Taking ownership of the ventilatorEvan Miller & Maxim DzebaApril 21, 2016EM Docs: Ventilator managementAIR-PRO
Mechanical ventilation in ARDS: 2014 updateMatthew HoffmanMay 12, 2014PulmCCM: Mechanical VentilationAIR-PRO
Thrombolysis for submassive pulmonary embolismChris NicksonJan 7, 2016LITFL: Thrombolysis for submassive PEAIR-PRO
Controversies of thrombolytics for pulmonary embolismBrit LongMay 28, 2016EM Docs: Controversies in thrombolyticsAIR-PRO
How to intubate a patient with hypotensionScott WeingartAug 5, 2013EM Crit: Hemodynamic killsAIR-PRO
Intubating the critically ill patientZach RadwineJan 6, 2014EM Docs: Intubating the critically illAIR-PRO
DNR means do not treat… and other end of life care mythsAshley ShrevesAug 2014EP Monthly: DNR means do not treatAIR-PRO
Dominating the vent: Part 1Scott WeingartMay 24, 2010EM Crit: Dominating the vent (1)Honorable Mention
Dominating the vent: Part 2Scott WeingartJune 1, 2010EM Crit: Dominating the vent (2)Honorable Mention
Pulmonary embolism treatment optionsScott Weingart & Oren FriedmanJuly 14, 2014EM Crit: Pulmonary EmbolismHonorable Mention
Critical care palliationScott Weingart & Ashley ShrevesFeb 18, 2013 EM Crit: Critical care palliationHonorable Mention

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us!

AIR Series and AIR-Pro Series are moving to ALiEMU!

The ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) and AIR-Pro series are moving from this ALiEM blog, which uses embedded Google Forms for quizzes into our custom learning management system called ALiEMU. ALiEMU will be our one-stop system for asynchronous learning. For U.S. EM residency programs, this will also serve as a central repository for Individualized Interactive Instruction (III) resources for asynchronous conference credit. The cornerstone e-course already on ALiEMU is CAPSULES — a comprehensive EM pharmacology curriculum, whose authorship and editorial team is led by Dr. Bryan Hayes.

For the AIR and AIR-Pro series, we have over 80 U.S. EM residency programs, 4 international EM programs, and 1 PA program using either or both of these series as a part of their didactic curriculum. With over one year’s worth of educational content, we now want to make the user experience more friendly such that one can longitudinally track progress, and programs and easily report their residents’ total III hours for the academic year to the Residency Review Committee (RRC).

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AIR Series: Orthopedics Upper Extremity Module (2016)

Welcome to the Orthopedics Upper Extremity 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 orthopedic upper extremity content. Below we have listed our selection of the 14 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of March 2016) related to orthopedic upper extremity emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically in this module, we identified 2 AIRs and 12 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 5 hours (just over 20 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

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AIR Series: Orthopedics Lower Extremity Module (2016)

Welcome to the Orthopedics Lower Extremity 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 orthopedic lower extremity content. Below we have listed our selection of the 3 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of March 2016) related to orthopedic lower extremity emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically in this module, we identified 1 AIRs and 2 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 1 hour (20 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

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