air series traumaWelcome to the Gastrointestinal 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 gastrointestinal content. 8 blog posts related to gastrointestinal emergencies within the past 12 months (as of September 2017) met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 1 AIR and 7 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 3 hours (about 22.5 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 only given 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 Gastrointestinal Diseases

Article TitleAuthorDateLabel
RebelEM: Albumin in SBPRick Pescatore, DO6/5/2017AIR
RebelEM: PPI in UGIBSalim Rezaie, MD2/23/17HM
SGEM: NOT for AppendicitisRoss Fisher, MD and Ken Milne, MD5/24/17HM
ToTS: Abdominal Compartment SyndromeShaun Harty, MD6/22/17HM
St.Emlyn’s: UGIBChris Gray, MD9/17/16HM
EMCrit: Vomit SaladScott Weingart, MD and Jim DuCanto, MD4/3/17HM
FOAMCast: GastroparesisJeremy Faust, MD and Lauren Westafer, DO, MPH9/1/17HM
RebelEM: Glucagon & Food BolusesSalim Rezaie, MD1/2/17HM

HM = Honorable Mention

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us!

From the ALiEM AIR Executive Board and ALiEMU Team

  • Jeremy Branzetti
  • Hari Bhatt
  • Sean Fox
  • Chris Gaafary
  • Andrew Grock
  • Jacob Hennings
  • Nikita Joshi
  • Jay Khadpe
  • Michelle Lin
  • Kasey Mekonnen
  • Allie Min
  • Eric Morley
  • Salim Rezaie
  • Lynn Roppolo
  • Matthew Rosen
  • Kaushal Shaw
  • Derek Sifford
  • Anand Swaminathan
Andrew Grock, MD

Andrew Grock, MD

Lead Editor/Co-Founder of ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR)
Faculty Physician, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
UCLA Emergency Medicine Department