VCOM-Carolinas ACOEP Suture Workshop

Campus Update: 

The ability to suture is a skill that takes a great deal of practice to maintain. The VCOM-Carolinas student chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) holds workshops to teach group members the proper technique and give them an opportunity to gain a degree of comfort with the procedure before adding the stress that comes with working on patients. 

Chicken parts, pig feet and cadavers are all useful resources that help to simulate what students will encounter out on rotations and eventually working in their own practices.

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VCOM-Carolinas ACOEP Suture Workshop

Campus Update: 

The ability to suture is a skill that takes a great deal of practice to maintain. The VCOM-Carolinas student chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) holds workshops to teach group members the proper technique and give them an opportunity to gain a degree of comfort with the procedure before adding the stress that comes with working on patients. 

Chicken parts, pig feet and cadavers are all useful resources that help to simulate what students will encounter out on rotations and eventually working in their own practices.

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VCOM-CC Spreads Community Christmas Cheer!

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This Christmas season, VCOM-Carolinas Student Services and SGA worked together to make the holidays special for local children in need. In the weeks leading up to the winter break they collected non-perishable food items for Arcadia Elementary, a nearby school where 100% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunches. The items collected by students, faculty and staff helped to ensure these students had food over the holiday break.

 

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VCOM-CC Spreads Community Christmas Cheer!

Campus Update: 

This Christmas season, VCOM-Carolinas Student Services and SGA worked together to make the holidays special for local children in need. In the weeks leading up to the winter break they collected non-perishable food items for Arcadia Elementary, a nearby school where 100% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunches. The items collected by students, faculty and staff helped to ensure these students had food over the holiday break.

 

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Neurobiology of Sexual Assault and Osteopathic Considerations for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice.

Authors: Cuevas KM, Balbo J, Duval K, Beverly EA
Abstract
Sexual assault is a traumatic event with potentially devastating lifelong effects on physical and emotional health. Sexual assault is associated with gastrointestinal, neurologic, and reproductive symptoms, as well as obesity, diabetes, and chronic pain. With 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men experiencing some form of unwanted sexual violence in their lifetime, sexual assault is a significant public health problem that necessitates attention in the medical community. This review discusses relevant literature on the neurobiologic changes that occur as a consequence of sexual assault, such as how the brain responds during a traumatic experience and the impact of trauma on memory. Osteopathic considerations for trauma-informed care a…

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How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in The Hospital

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Common Infant and Newborn Problems, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections

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How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in The Hospital

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Common Infant and Newborn Problems, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections

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VCOM-Virginia Faculty Publishes Rare Case

Campus Update: 

Hope Tobey DO

VCOM’s own Hope Tobey, DO, FAAP, FACOP, was recently published on Consultant360 after seeing a rare case of a genetic rash in a baby girl. With few cases of this disease diagnosed in the United States each year, not many doctors will see this in their practices. “With any genetic disorder, the sooner you catch it, the sooner we can put in place treatments to help,” said Dr. Tobey. “Publishing something like this is a reminder that this exists and this is what it looks like, so other doctors might recognize it.” 

https://www.consultant360.com/exclusives/incontinentia-pigmenti-neonate

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VCOM-Virginia Faculty Publishes Rare Case

Campus Update: 

Hope Tobey DO

VCOM’s own Hope Tobey, DO, FAAP, FACOP, was recently published on Consultant360 after seeing a rare case of a genetic rash in a baby girl. With few cases of this disease diagnosed in the United States each year, not many doctors will see this in their practices. “With any genetic disorder, the sooner you catch it, the sooner we can put in place treatments to help,” said Dr. Tobey. “Publishing something like this is a reminder that this exists and this is what it looks like, so other doctors might recognize it.” 

https://www.consultant360.com/exclusives/incontinentia-pigmenti-neonate

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VCOM-Virginia Faculty Publishes Rare Case

Campus Update: 

Hope Tobey DO

VCOM’s own Hope Tobey, DO, FAAP, FACOP, was recently published on Consultant360 after seeing a rare case of a genetic rash in a baby girl. With few cases of this disease diagnosed in the United States each year, not many doctors will see this in their practices. “With any genetic disorder, the sooner you catch it, the sooner we can put in place treatments to help,” said Dr. Tobey. “Publishing something like this is a reminder that this exists and this is what it looks like, so other doctors might recognize it.” 

https://www.consultant360.com/exclusives/incontinentia-pigmenti-neonate

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