AIR-Pro: Gastroenterology

Welcome to the Gastroenterology AIR-Pro Module. Below we have listed our selection of the 10 highest quality blog posts related to 4 advanced level questions on toxicology topics posed, curated, and approved for residency training by the AIR-Pro Series Board. The blogs relate to the following questions:

  1. Cirrhosis and variceal bleeding
  2. Food impaction
  3. Management of diverticulitis
  4. Airway management in the gastrointestinal bleed

In this module, we have 8 AIR-Pro’s and 2 Honorable Mentions. To strive for comprehensiveness, we selected from a broad spectrum of blogs identified through FOAMSearch.net and FOAMSearcher.

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 and useful to senior residents. 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 Gastrointestinal block quiz

Gastrointestinal 2017: Recommended III credit hours

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

Article Author Date Label
ALiEM: Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Evidence-Based Treatment Salim Rezaie March 12, 2014 AIR-Pro
emDocs: Approach to the Sick Cirrhotic Patient Brit Long Oct 21, 2015 AIR-Pro
PulmCrit: Coagulopathy management in the bleeding cirrhotic Josh Farkas Dec 7, 2015 AIR-Pro
SGEM: Glucagon for Esophageal Foreign Body Impaction Ken Milne Feb 2, 2017 AIR-Pro
BestBets: Use of Glucagon for Esophageal Food Bolus Obstruction Jo Lorains & Shweta Gidwani March 11, 2015 AIR-Pro
CORE EM: Antibiotics vs Observation in Uncomplicated Diverticulitis Christian Koziatek Dec 29, 2016 AIR-Pro
emDocs: Diverticulitis: Questioning Current Practice Charley Randazzo April 15, 2015 AIR-Pro
emDocs: Intubating the Gastrointestinal Bleeder Angela Hua Jan 14, 2016 AIR-Pro
EMCrit: Intubating the Critical GI Bleeder Scott Weingart June 21, 2009 Honorable Mention
REBEL EM: Glucagon for Food Boluses Salim Rezaie Jan 2, 2017 Honorable Mention

 


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