Welcome to the AIR Orthopedics Upper Extremity 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 orthopedics upper extremity emergencies. 5 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of March 2019) met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 0 AIR and 5 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 2.5 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 Orthopedics Upper Extremity Emergencies

ArticleAuthorDateLabel
Pediatric Physical Abuse Recognition and ManagementAnton Helman, MDMarch 26, 2018HM
Evidence-Based Recommendations for RhabdomyolysisBrit Long, MDMarch 4, 2019HM
SplintER Series: Complications & Discharge Care Plans | Splint Principles 103Austin Smith, MD and William Denq, MDMarch 7, 2018HM
Orthopedic Emergencies: When to Ask for a Little Help from Our FriendsBrett Lee, MDApril 9, 2018HM
Orthopedic Emergencies: When to Ask for a Little Help from Our Friends – Part DeuxBrett Lee, MDOctober 15, 2018HM

(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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