Welcome to the Stroke Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to Stroke emergencies. 7 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of October 2018) met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 0 AIR and 7 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 3.5 hours (about 30 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.

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Highlighted Quality Posts on Stroke Emergencies

Article Author Date Label
PulmCrit- Ten dubious beliefs in neurocritical care Josh Farkas, MD 05/21/18 HM
PRISMS Trial: Alteplase vs. Aspirin in Minor Stroke Anand Swaminathan, MD 09/06/18 HM
Stroke Workflow in 2018 Salim Rezaie, MD and Evie Marcolini, MD 04/22/18 HM
EM Cases Ep 104 Emergency Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage – The Golden Hour Anton Helman, MD 12/19/17 HM
Complications of anticoagulation and how to manage them Dan Horner, MD 04/16/18 HM
SGEM#201: It’s in the Way That You Use It – Ottawa SAH Tool Chris Carpenter, MD and Ken Milne, MD 12/19/17 HM
DAWN: Thrombectomy 6-24 Hours after Stroke Anthony Hackett, MD 05/11/18 HM

HM = Honorable Mention

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From the ALiEM AIR Executive Board and ALiEMU Team:

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

Chris Belcher, MD

Co-Editor, ALiEM AIR Series
Assistant Professor and Staff Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Chris Belcher, MD

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