Welcome to the AIR Cutaneous 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 cutaneous emergencies. 6 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of February 2019) met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 3 AIR and 3 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 3 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 Cutaneous Emergencies

Article Author Date Label
Magical thinking in modern medicine: IV antibiotics for cellulitis Justin Morgenstern, MD

April 2, 2018

AIR
SGEM#209: Cephalexin: You are my only one for uncomplicated cellulitis Ken Milne, MD March 4, 2018 AIR
Ep 109 Skin and Soft Tissue Infections – Cellulitis, Skin Abscesses and Necrotizing Fasciitis Anton Helman, MD April 24, 2018 AIR
Necrotizing Fasciitis and the Spectrum of Soft Tissue Infections Brandon Berger, MD September 3, 2018 HM
Abscess Management: The Reformation of an Antibiotic Nihilist Rob Bryant, MD May 12, 2018 HM
Utility of Antibiotics in Abscess Management – Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Anand Swaminathan, MD April 2, 2018 HM

 

(AIR = Approved Instructional Resource; HM = Honorable Mention)

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From the ALiEM AIR Executive Board and ALiEMU Team

  • Farhad Aziz
  • 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
  • Wes Trueblood
  • Natasha Wheaton
  • David Yang
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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