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Welcome to the AIR 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 in the Emergency Department. 7 blog posts met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 4 AIR and 3 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 3.5 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.

Interested in taking the Endocrine quiz for fun or asynchronous (Individualized Interactive Instruction) credit? Please go to the above link. You will need to create a free, 1-time login account.

Highlighted Quality Posts: Endocrine Emergencies

SiteArticleAuthor(s)April 10, 2021Label
EMCritWernicke’s EncephalopathyJosh Farkas, MDOctober 14, 2020AIR
EMCritHyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State (HHS)Josh Farkas, MDJuly 31, 2020AIR
EMDocsHyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State: ED presentation, evaluation, management, and complicationsRachel De Andrande Pereira, MD, Muhammad Waseem, MD, and Mushtaq Godil MDJanuary 2, 2020AIR
DFTBDiabetic KetoacidosisDani Hall, MDJanuary 27, 2020AIR
ALiEMIs Lactated Ringer’s Solution Safe for Hyperkalemia Patients?Bryan Hayes, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, FASHP and Mike O’Brien, PharmDApril 10, 2021HM
EMDocsDecompensated Hypothyroidism: Why do we miss it, and how do we improve?Faiz Ahmed, MD and Brian Meier, MD, MSc-GHNovember 30, 2020HM
EMDocsCritical Hyponatremia: Pearls and PitfallsNikita Desai, MD and David Jang, MDJanuary 13, 2020HM

(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! More in-depth information regarding the Social Media Index.

Thank you to the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the Council of EM Residency Directors (CORD) for jointly sponsoring the AIR Series! We are thrilled to partner with both on shaping the future of medical education.

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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