Welcome to the Infectious Disease 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 18 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of August 2016) related to Infectious Disease emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically in this module, we identified 2 AIRs and 16 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 6 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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ALiEMU AIR Infectious Disease block quiz
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Highlighted Quality Posts on Infectious Diseases
|EMLyceum: Diarrhea, “Answers”||Salil Bhadari, MD||November 2, 2015||AIR|
|EMCrit: PulmCrit- Neurocritical care of the comatose meningitis patient||Josh Farkas, MD||December 21, 2015||AIR|
|EMCrit: Evidence-based treatment for severe community-acquired pneumonia||Josh Farkas, MD||August 16, 2016||Honorable Mention|
|EMCrit: PulmCrit: Which patients admitted for pneumonia need MRSA coverage?||Josh Farkas, MD||July 18, 2016||Honorable Mention|
|First10EM: Articles of the month Special Edition: Pediatric UTI||Justin Morgenstern, MD||February 2, 2016||Honorable Mention|
|PedsEMMorsels: UTI Empiric Antibiotics||Sean Fox, MD||April 15, 2016||Honorable Mention|
|PedsEMMorsels: Sickle Cell Disease and Fever||Sean Fox, MD||March 18, 2016||Honorable Mention|
|ALiEM: Zika Virus: What emergency department providers need to know||Lauren Pike, MD and Julian Villar, MD||February 15, 2016||Honorable Mention|
|PEMBlog: The Febrile Infant – University of Cincinnati Emergency Medicine Collaboration||Brad Sobolewski, MD||March 1, 2016||Honorable Mention|
|EMDocs: Blood Cultures: When Do They Make a Meaningful Impact on Clinical Care||Desiree Brooks, MD||April 23, 2016||Honorable Mention|
|CoreEM: Spinal Epidural Abscess||Latrice Triplett, MD||December 30, 2015||Honorable Mention|
|EMDocs: Fever in the Returning Traveler||Nazanin Meshkat, MD, Matthew Muller, Keerat Grewal, MD, Anton Helman MD||April 2015||Honorable Mention|
|EMDocs: Lactate in Sepsis: Pearls & Pitfalls||Erik Hofmann, MD||March 6, 2016||Honorable Mention|
|REBEL EM: Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole for Uncomplicated Skin Abscesses?||Salim Rezaie, MD||March 10, 2016||Honorable Mention|
|EMDocs: Updates on Recommendations For STI Treatments & Empiric Therapy: When to Treat and What to Treat Depending on your Patient||Adrianna Levesque, MD||March 3, 2016||Honorable Mention|
|EMCrit: Steroids in septic shock: Four misconceptions and one truth||Josh Farkas, MD||July 12, 2015||Honorable Mention|
|PedsEMMorsels: Bulging Fontanelle||Sean Fox, MD||March 4, 2016||Honorable Mention|
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