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Welcome to the AIR Infectious Disease 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 infectious disease emergencies. 9 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of September 2019) met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 1 AIR and 8 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 4.5 hours (about 30 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

AIR 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: Infectious Disease Emergencies

ArticleAuthor(s)DateLabel
Sepsis and Septic ShockAnton Helman, MD26 Mar 2019AIR
Sepsis Update 2019Scott Weingart, MD21 Feb 2019HM
New PECARN febrile infant ruleJason Woods, MD19 Jun 2019HM
Tamiflu DebacleSalim Rezaie, MD24 Oct 2018HM
Fournier’s GangreneTim Montrief, MD and Jonathan Auerbach, MD1 Jul 2019HM
Cellulitis Antibiotics ReviewColleen Laurence, MD 8 July 2019HM
Antibiotic Review: STIChrista Pulvino, MD13 Aug 2019HM
TSSSean Fox, MD1 Mar 2019HM
TracheitisSean Fox, MD30 Nov 2018HM

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

If you have any questions or comments on the AIR series, or this AIR module, please contact us!

Thank you to the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), our exclusive multi-year sponsor of the AIR Series! We are thrilled to partner with you on shaping the future of medical education.

 

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

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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