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.
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Highlighted Quality Posts: Endocrine Emergencies
|Site||Article||Author(s)||April 10, 2021||Label|
|EMCrit||Wernicke’s Encephalopathy||Josh Farkas, MD||October 14, 2020||AIR|
|EMCrit||Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State (HHS)||Josh Farkas, MD||July 31, 2020||AIR|
|EMDocs||Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State: ED presentation, evaluation, management, and complications||Rachel De Andrande Pereira, MD, Muhammad Waseem, MD, and Mushtaq Godil MD||January 2, 2020||AIR|
|DFTB||Diabetic Ketoacidosis||Dani Hall, MD||January 27, 2020||AIR|
|ALiEM||Is Lactated Ringer’s Solution Safe for Hyperkalemia Patients?||Bryan Hayes, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, FASHP and Mike O’Brien, PharmD||April 10, 2021||HM|
|EMDocs||Decompensated Hypothyroidism: Why do we miss it, and how do we improve?||Faiz Ahmed, MD and Brian Meier, MD, MSc-GH||November 30, 2020||HM|
|EMDocs||Critical Hyponatremia: Pearls and Pitfalls||Nikita Desai, MD and David Jang, MD||January 13, 2020||HM|
(AIR = Approved Instructional Resource; HM = Honorable Mention)
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.