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ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR)
Welcome to the Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) series! This series curates and grades open-access blog posts and podcasts in the field of emergency medicine (EM) over the previous 12 months to identify high quality, social media-based, educational resources for EM residents. This series is one of the most popular initiatives used by U.S. EM residency programs to to fulfill their Individualized Interactive Instruction (III), or asynchronous online learning, conference needs. Below are the AIR blocks along with their suggested number of III conference hour credit. If you are a Program Director and wish to track your residents’ progress, please request Educator Dashboard access.
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2017
1 hour
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Immunology – 2017
Our selection of the 4 highest quality blog posts as of July 2017 related to Immunology emergencies.
1 hour
AIR
Psychobehavioral – 2017
Our selection of the 2 highest quality blog posts as of June 2017 related to psychobehavioral emergencies.
4 hours
AIR
Renal / GU – 2017
Our selection of the 13 highest quality blog posts as of May 2017 related to Renal/GU emergencies.
2 hours
AIR
Toxicology – 2017
Our selection of the 6 highest quality blog posts as of January 2017 related to toxicologic emergencies.
7 hours
AIR
Trauma – 2017
Our selection of the 21 highest quality blog posts as of September 2016 related to traumatic emergencies.
4 hours
AIR
Respiratory – 2017
Our selection of the 12 highest quality blog posts as of December 2016 related to respiratory emergencies.
2016
6 hours
AIR
Infectious Disease – 2016
Our selection of the 18 highest quality blog posts as of August 2016 related to infectious disease emergencies.
3.25 hours
AIR
Procedures – 2016
Our selection of the 13 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed in August 2016) related to procedural competency in the Emergency Department.
1 hour
AIR
Orthopedics (Lower Extremity) – 2016
Our selection of the 3 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed on March 2016) related to lower extremity orthopedic emergencies.
5 hours
AIR
Orthopedics (Upper Extremity) – 2016
Our selection of the 14 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed on March 2016) related to upper extremity orthopedic emergencies.
1 hour
AIR
Cutaneous – 2016
Our selection of the 4 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed on March 2016) related to dermatologic emergencies.
6 hours
AIR
Neurology Part 2 – 2016
Our selection of the 17 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed on December 2015) related to neurologic emergencies.
6 hours
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Neurology Part 1 – 2016
Our selection of the 17 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed on December 2015) related to neurologic emergencies.
2015
2 hours
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Environmental – 2015
Our selection of the 7 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed in September 2015) related to environmental emergencies.
4 hours
AIR
Cardiology Part 2 – 2015
Our selection of the 12 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed in August 2015) related to other cardiovascular emergencies.
5 hours
AIR
Cardiology Part 1 (ACS) – 2015
Our selection of the 14 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed in July 2015) related to acute coronary syndromes.
5 hours
AIR
Respiratory Part 2 (PE) – 2015
Our selection of the 15 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed March 2015) related to respiratory pathology.
5 hours
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Respiratory Part 1 (General) – 2015
Our selection of the 15 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (current as of April 2015) related to respiratory pathology.
4 hours
AIR
GU / Renal -2015
Our selection of the 11 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (current as of January 2015) related to genitourinary and renal disease.
3 hours
AIR
Obstetrics/Gynecology – 2015
Our selection of the 10 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed in January 2015) related to obstetrics and gynecology.
4 hours
AIR
Toxicology – 2015
Our selection of the 13 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed in December 2014) related to Toxicology.
2014
2 hours
AIR
Psychiatry – 2014
Our selection of the 5 highest quality blog posts within the past 18 months (as assessed in October 2014) related to Psychiatry.
3 hours
AIR
Peripheral Vascular Disease – 2014
Our selection of the 8 highest quality blog posts within the past 18 months (as assessed in October 2014) related to Peripheral Vascular Disease.
5 hours
AIR
Endocrinology – 2014
Our selection of the 8 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months related to endocrinology.
2 hours
AIR
HEENT – 2014
Our selection of the 6 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed in July 2014) related to HEENT topics.
2 hours
AIR
Infectious Disease, Hematology, Oncology – 2014
Our selection of 7 blog posts related to infectious diseases, hematology, and oncology (as assessed in June 2014), curated and approved of by the AIR Series Board.