AIR Series: Trauma Module (2017)

air series traumaWelcome to the Trauma 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 21 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of September 2016) related to Trauma emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically in this module, we identified 5 AIRs and 16 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 7 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 Trauma Diseases

Article TitleAuthorDateLabel
EMCases: BEEM Cases 1 – Pediatric Minor Head InjuryJustin Morgenstern, MD1/12/16AIR
RebelEM: Ten (Trauma Resuscitation) CommandmentsChris Hicks, MD9/10/15AIR
EMNerd: The Case of the Anatomic Injury Part IIRory Speigel, MD7/2/16AIR
SGEM #150: Hypertonic Saline for Traumatic Brain InjuryElyse Petellier, MD3/24/16AIR
ALiEM: NEXUS Chest CT Decision Instruments in Blunt TraumaMichelle Lin, MD10/13/15AIR
RebelEM: Clinical Decision Instruments in Minor Head Trauma – New Orleans + Canadian Decision InstrumentsAnand Swaminathan, MD1/18/16HM
ALiEM: Traumatic Brain Injuries in Older AdultsChristina Shenvi, MD2/8/16HM
EMDocs: The Anticoagulated Patient with Head Trauma: What’s the Disposition?Brit Long, MD, and Adrianna Levesque, MD1/28/16HM
LIFTL: Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) in TraumaChris Nickson, MD12/20/15HM
EMDocs: Traumatic Cardiac ArrestBryant Allen, MD12/10/15HM
PEM Playbook: Multisystem Trauma in Children Part II: Massive Transfusion, Trauma Imaging, and Resuscitative PearlsTim Horeczko, MD7/16/16HM
St. Emlyn: JC: Do we always need a whole body CT in trauma? Simon Carley, MD7/19/16HM
St. Emlyn: Robocop gets the NICE 2016 major trauma treatment. Richard Carden, BSc, MSc, MBChB, MRCEM, RAMC(V)2/17/16HM
CoreEM: Validity of Abdominal Exam in Blunt Trauma with Distracting InjuriesLiz Franzek, MD5/26/16HM
CoreEM: The Predictive Ability of the FAST Examination in Traumatic Cardiac ArrestAnand Swaminathan, MD12/31/15HM
CoreEM: Total Body CT Scanning vs Selective Scanning in Trauma (REACT-2)Chris Wang, MD9/15/16HM
EMDocs: Trauma Management of the 3rd-Trimester Pregnant Patient: Pearls & PitfallsTheresa Dao, MD, Anthony Scoccimarro, MD, and Muhammad Waseem, MD, MS3/16/16HM
EMCrit: The Case of the Anatomic InjuryRory Speigel, MD2/13/16HM
SGEM#127: Suspicious Minds vs. Clinical Prediction Rule in Children with TraumaAnthony Crocco, MD9/8/15HM
StEmlyns: Paediatric Trauma Snapshot: What’s New?Natalie May, MBChB, MPHe, MSc, MCEM, FCEM10/7/16HM
PedsEMMorsels: Dental TraumaSean Fox, MD1/29/16HM

HM = Honorable Mention

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Author information

Andrew Grock, MD

Andrew Grock, MD

Lead Editor/Co-Founder of ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
UCLA Emergency Medicine Department

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