Maureen Mulcare

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BACKGROUND The Virtual Basic Laparoscopic Skill Trainer (VBLaST) is a developing virtual-reality-based surgical skill training system that incorporates several of the tasks of the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) training system. This study aimed to evaluate the face and construct validity of the VBLaST system. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-nine(More)
In Maryland a six-month fiscal incentive to promote nursing homes' acceptance of chronic patients discharged from state psychiatric hospitals was evaluated after one year. During the fiscal year of the incentive program, such placements (N = 182) increased an average of 38 percent from previous years. Of 163 patients whose placements were evaluated, 22 were(More)
INTRODUCTION The standard of care for reversal of opioid-induced respiratory depression associated with opioid overdose is injectable naloxone. This study compared the usability of two naloxone delivery devices, a naloxone auto-injector (NAI) and a naloxone intranasal delivery system (NXN), in the administration of naloxone during a simulated opioid(More)
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