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Surgeon general addresses opioid addiction crisis

Doctors most often prescribe opioids to relieve pain from toothaches and dental procedures, injuries, surgeries and chronic conditions such as cancer. Opioids usually are safe when they are used correctly, but people who misuse opioids can easily become addicted. In his...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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From April 12: This standardized patient case published on AAMC's MedEdPORTAL introduces the unique needs of an LGBT youth during an outpatient visit. The chief complaint is headache, but the patient has psychosocial needs that introduce...

source: ASPE

From Oct. 11: Have you ever thrown a small pebble into a pond a noticed the ripples that emanate from the center? Or thrown a bigger stone and watched its effect? Leadership works in the same manner. What you say and how you act (or react) has a similar effect. Every action...

source: By Betty Boyd

From Aug. 30: Anu Atluru writes: There is something about the ER — especially the night shift — that thrives on spontaneity. It's just past 2 a.m. I meet him for the first time in a hallway stretcher — one step past the waiting room and any number of hours...

source: The Atlantic

From March 29: Hello, members. We have some very exciting news to share with you. In the spring of 2015, the ASPE Executive Committee was approached by a Chinese simulation company, Tellyes Inc., for help in developing an SPE train-the-trainer...

source: By Karen Lewis, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

From Aug. 30: Checklists are obviously a huge part of medical simulation events. Though checklists first gained popularity during World War II for use in aviation to reduce accidents, they are now ubiquitous across many spectra, but particularly in our world of medicine,...

source: By Jim Bills, Vanderbilt Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment

From May 10: To those of you involved in the SP world, take the time to read this article written by medical student Nita Chen, warning, you will be touched. The reflections and insights of this student reinforce the deepest desire of most SP educators and SPs with whom...

source: Intro by Val Fulmer, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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