Welcome to the Endocrine 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 Endocrine emergencies. blog posts within the past 12 months (as of May 2018) met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 2 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.

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Highlighted Quality Posts on Endocrine Emergencies


PulmCrit – Get SMART: 9 Reasons to Quit Using Normal Saline for ResuscitationJosh Farkas, MD 2/27/18AIR
RebelEM: Is the Great Debate Between Balanced vs Unbalanced Crystalloids Finally Over?Salim Rezaie, MD2/23/17AIR
CC Nerd: Unbalanced SolutionRory Spiegel, MD 3/1/18HM
EMCrit: Critical HyperkalemiaPendell Meyers, MD 12/28/17HM
EMDocs: Euglycemic DKAPriyanka Kailash, MS-4, Kevin Weaver, DO, and Krystle Shafer, MD 6/15/17HM
PulmCrit – Massive Insulin Overdose Josh Farkas, MD 12/18/17HM
St.Emlyns: Balanced fluids vs Saline on the ICU. The SMART Trial.Simon Carley, MD3/3/18HM
PEM Pearls: Treatment of Pediatric DKA and the Two-Bag MethodJason Woods, MD and Josh Bukowski, MD7/3/17HM


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
Chris Belcher, MD

Chris Belcher, MD

Editor, ALiEM AIR Series
Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Chris Belcher, MD

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