air series traumaWelcome to the Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) 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 online content related to ENT emergencies. 8 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of December 2017) met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 1 AIR and Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 3 hours (about 20 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

AIR Series 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 stamp of approval is awarded only 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.

Take the quiz at ALiEMU: ALiEMU AIR Ear, Nose, and Throat Module Quiz

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Highlighted Quality Posts on Environmental Emergencies

Article TitleAuthorDateLabel
CoreEM: Tracheostomy IssuesVibha Gupta, MD3/15/17AIR
CoreEM: Acute RhinosinusitisYoshi Shapiro, MD8/9/17HM
RebelEM: TXA in EpistaxisAnand Swaminathan, MD, MPH12/7/17HM
RebelEM: PerichondritisRick Pescatore, MD7/20/17HM
ALiEM: EpistaxisMoises Gallegos, MD, MPH2/15/17HM
ALiEM: Ear Foreign BodiesJosh Bukowski, MD and Aaron Kornblith, MD5/8/17HM
EMCases: Airway ObstructionJames Brokenshire, MD and Mike Betzner, MD2/7/17HM
CoreEM: Antibiotics in Nasal PackingAnand Swaminathan, MD, MPH9/27/17HM

HM = Honorable Mention

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From the ALiEM AIR Executive Board and ALiEMU Team

  • Jeremy Branzetti
  • Hari Bhatt
  • Chris Belcher
  • Sean Fox
  • Chris Gaafary
  • Andrew Grock
  • Jacob Hennings
  • Jaime Jordan
  • Nikita Joshi
  • Jay Khadpe
  • Michelle Lin
  • Kasey Mekonnen
  • Allie Min
  • Eric Morley
  • Salim Rezaie
  • Lynn Roppolo
  • Matthew Rosen
  • Kaushal Shaw
  • Derek Sifford
  • Anand Swaminathan
  • Natasha Wheaton
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