air series respiratory moduleWelcome to the Respiratory 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 procedure content. Below we have listed our selection of the 12 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of August 2016) related to Respiratory emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically in this module, we identified 4 AIRs and 8 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 4 hours (about 20 minutes per article) 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 two subsets of recommended resources. The AIR stamp of approval will only be given 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.

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Highlighted Quality Posts on Respiratory Diseases

Article Title Author Date Label
CoreEM: Hemodynamically Unstable Pulmonary Embolism Anand Swaminathan 7/20/16 AIR
CoreEM: Life-Threatening Asthma Anand Swaminathan 9/30/15 AIR
EM Lyceum: Status Asthmaticus, “Answers” Woods Curry 8/26/15 AIR
EM Cases: Episode 79 – Management of Acute Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations Anton Helman 4/12/16 AIR
EM Docs: Bi-Level Ventilation: Who Needs It and Who Doesn’t? Pearls and Pitfalls Robert Goodnough 8/19/16 Honorable Mention
Ultrasound Podcast: Lung Ultrasound Basics part 1: Pneumothorax and Pulmonary Edema Mike Mallin and Matt Dawson 2016 Honorable Mention
REBEL-EM: Is Apneic Oxygenation Over-Hyped Salim Rezaie 4/4/16 Honorable Mention
CanadiEM: TREKK Series | Bronchiolitis Guidelines Ashley Lubberdink 7/19/16 Honorable Mention
REBEL-EM: Is Too Much Supplemental O2 Harmful in COPD Exacerbations? Allan Guiney 12/3/15 Honorable Mention
Pediatric EM Morsels: Down Syndrome Airway Sean Fox 2/26/16 Honorable Mention
REBEL-EM: Single Dose Dexamethasone or 5 Days of Prednisone in Adult Asthmatics? Kurt MacDonald 8/11/16 Honorable Mention
CoreEM: Basic Asthma Management Anand Swaminathan 8/12/15 Honorable Mention

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

Andrew Grock, MD

Andrew Grock, MD

Lead Editor/Co-Founder of ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR)
Faculty Physician, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
UCLA Emergency Medicine Department