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    We all want to do right by our patients. We all want to deliver the highest possible quality of care. At SMA, we believe the best way to do that is through education . These days, everyone seems to want to tell you what to think. We've found ...

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    The SMA Physicians-in-Training Leadership Conference is taking place February 11-13, 2022, at Tulane University in New Orleans (and virtually). We invite you to attend, either in New Orleans, or from the comfort of your home or office! SMA's PIT Committee ...

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    I highly recommend the panel discussion of Autism spectrum disorders; this is a topic that is not covered despite the fact that recently released data suggests that 1 in 48 (possibly more frequent) children are diagnosed as being on the Spectrum. Every ...

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  • Objectives: Formal nighttime education is becoming increasingly necessary as more internal medicine (IM) residency programs adopt night-float rotations (NFRs); however, the efficacy of an NFR curriculum throughout an academic year and which topics in an NFR curriculum increase trainee confidence are unknown. We implemented a 12-module, self-paced NFR curriculum for... The post Implementation of a Night-Float Curriculum: Impact on Intern Confidence over Time appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: The primary aim of this study was to better understand North Carolina providers’ specific substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid use disorder treatment practices and buprenorphine prescribing. Furthermore, this study aimed to provide novel information regarding US South and rural providers’ opioid use disorder treatment behaviors and perceptions of... The post Eligible Prescriber Experiences with Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Perceptions of Pharmacy Barriers to Buprenorphine appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • The crises occasioned by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on medical centers have by this point been seemingly exhaustively documented. The ebbs and flows of the virus have caused at various times surging inpatient numbers, equipment shortages, and significant provider attrition, among other challenges.1–3 Lost amidst this discourse, however,... The post A Clarion Call: COVID-19 and the Pediatric Behavioral Health Inpatient Crisis appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Telesimulation, in which learners and evaluators use technology to connect remotely to simulation-based learning activities, is effective for skills and decision-making review. Historical models in which learners are colocated with the simulation equipment have inherent issues, especially for emergency medical services (EMS) providers. This feasibility study placed the evaluators... The post Telesimulation to Improve Critical Decision-Making in Prehospital Airway Management: A Feasibility Study appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • As a chief medical officer and a physician, my goal has been to provide the best possible care to my patients and all at our hospital. I wake up in the middle of many nights with things on my mind. I have taken to the habit taught to me by... The post What? I Am Not Perfect? appeared first on Southern Medical Association .