Welcome to the Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to ACS emergencies. 13 blog posts within the past 12 months (as of July 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 11 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 5.5 hours (about 25 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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ALiEMU AIR Acute Coronary Syndrome Quiz

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Highlighted Quality Posts on Acute Coronary Syndrome

RebelEM: Chest Pain, “Negative” Stress Tests, POCUS, & ECG EquationsSalim Rezaie, MD04/30/18AIR
EMCrit: Down with STEMI: The OMI ManifestoPendell Myers, MD04/01/18AIR
RebelEM: The Death of MONA in ACS: Part I – MorphineSalim Rezaie, MD11/05/17HM
RebelEM: The Death of MONA in ACS: Part II – OxygenSalim Rezaie, MD11/05/17HM
RebelEM: The Death of MONA in ACS: Part III – NitroglycerinSalim Rezaie, MD11/05/17HM
RebelEM: The DETO2X Trial: Do Patients with AMI Need Supplemental O2?Anand Swaminathan, MD09/21/17HM
St. Emlyn’s: JC: Should non ST elevation ROSC patients go to cath lab?Simon Carley, MD11/05/17HM
PedEM Morsels: Pediatric ECGSean Fox, MD07/17/17HM
emDOCs: Non-Traditional ACS Risk FactorsAdrianna Long, MD and Brit Long, MD07/31/17HM
CoreEM: Prospective Validation of the Heart scoreMike Kaufer, MD10/19/17HM
CoreEM: Should All patients with AMI get oxygen?Brent Dribble, MD11/02/17HM
CoreEM: CCTA in the Evaluation of chest painMike Kaufer, MD01/11/18HM
SGEM: #192 Sometimes, all you need is the air that you breatheKen Milne, MD10/19/17HM


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
  • 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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