Welcome to the Respiratory 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 procedure content. Below we have listed our selection of the 12 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of August 2016) related to Respiratory emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically in this module, we identified 4 AIRs and 8 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 4 hours (about 20 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 two subsets of recommended resources. The AIR stamp of approval will only be 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 Respiratory Diseases

Article TitleAuthorDateLabel
CoreEM: Hemodynamically Unstable Pulmonary EmbolismAnand Swaminathan7/20/16AIR
CoreEM: Life-Threatening AsthmaAnand Swaminathan9/30/15AIR
EM Lyceum: Status Asthmaticus, “Answers”Woods Curry8/26/15AIR
EM Cases: Episode 79 – Management of Acute Pediatric Asthma ExacerbationsAnton Helman4/12/16AIR
EM Docs: Bi-Level Ventilation: Who Needs It and Who Doesn’t? Pearls and PitfallsRobert Goodnough8/19/16Honorable Mention
Ultrasound Podcast: Lung Ultrasound Basics part 1: Pneumothorax and Pulmonary EdemaMike Mallin and Matt Dawson2016Honorable Mention
REBEL-EM: Is Apneic Oxygenation Over-HypedSalim Rezaie4/4/16Honorable Mention
CanadiEM: TREKK Series | Bronchiolitis GuidelinesAshley Lubberdink7/19/16Honorable Mention
REBEL-EM: Is Too Much Supplemental O2 Harmful in COPD Exacerbations?Allan Guiney12/3/15Honorable Mention
Pediatric EM Morsels: Down Syndrome AirwaySean Fox2/26/16Honorable Mention
REBEL-EM: Single Dose Dexamethasone or 5 Days of Prednisone in Adult Asthmatics?Kurt MacDonald8/11/16Honorable Mention
CoreEM: Basic Asthma ManagementAnand Swaminathan8/12/15Honorable Mention

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

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