AIR-Pro Series: Trauma (2015)

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Below we have listed our selection of the 6 highest quality blog posts related to 4 advanced level questions on trauma topics posed, curated, and approved for residency training by the AIR-Pro Series Board. The blogs relate to the following questions:

  1. When to give tranexamic acid in the trauma patient
  2. The pregnant trauma patient
  3. Transfusions in the trauma patient
  4. Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)

In this module, we have 6 AIR-Pro’s and we did not include any honorable mentions to prevent redundancy of the topics covered. To strive for comprehensiveness, we selected from a broad spectrum of blogs identified through FOAMSearch.net.

AIR-Pro 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, appropriately referenced, and have a score of 26-27. All posts will still 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 Trauma block quiz

Trauma Module 2015: Recommended III credit hours

2.5 hours (20 minutes per article, 30 minutes for articles with podcasts)

AIR-Pro Trauma Reading

Article Title Authors Date Title
EMDocs: TXA in Trauma Brandon Busuito Dec 10, 2014 AIR-PRO
EP Monthly: Consider Tranexamic Acid for Traumatic Hemorrhage Wes Watkins, Bill Dribben & Brian Cohn Oct 1, 2014 AIR-PRO
EMDocs: Resuscitation of the Pregnant Trauma Patient Geoff Jara-Almonte & Hilary Fairbrother Feb 6, 2015 AIR-PRO
EMCrit: The PROPPR Trial John Holcomb Feb 22, 2015 AIR-PRO
SGEM: PROPPR Trial Salim Rezaie Feb 28, 2015 AIR-PRO
EMCrit: REBOA Scott Weingart & Megan Brenner April 6, 2014 AIR-PRO


Fareen Zaver, MD

Fareen Zaver, MD

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Resident Incubator 2017-18
Lead Editor/Co-Founder of ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources - Professional (AIR-Pro)
Champion, 2016-17 ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator
Board Member, 2016-17 ALiEM Wellness Think Tank
Clinical Lecturer, Emergency Physician
University of Calgary Emergency Department