The Southern Medical Journal is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the Southern Medical Association. It has a multidisciplinary and inter-professional focus that covers a broad range of topics relevant to physicians and other healthcare specialists, including medicine; surgery; women’s and children’s health; mental health; emergency and disaster medicine; public health and environmental medicine; bioethics and medical education; and quality health care, patient safety, and best practices.

Southern Medical Journal Vol. 112 • No. 09 • September 2019

Emergency Medicine & Disaster Preparedness

Patients Threatening Harm to Others Evaluated in the Emergency Department under the Florida Involuntary Hold Act (Baker Act)
Michael J. Maniaci, MD, M. Caroline Burton, MD, Christian Lachner, MD, Tyler F. Vadeboncoeur, MD, Nancy L. Dawson, MD, Archana Roy, MD, Adrian G. Dumitrascu, MD, Patricia C. Lewis, ARNP, and Teresa A. Rummans, MD

CME Article: Benefits of Using The Pause after Death in Emergency Departments: A Delphi Study
Tim Cunningham, DrPH, RN, and Dallas M. Ducar, MSN, RN

Commentary on “Benefits of Using The Pause after Death in Emergency Departments: A Delphi Study”
Brian James Daley, MD, FACS

Homelessness Among Patients in a Southeastern Safety Net Emergency Department
Toni S. Jackson, MD, Tim P. Moran, PhD, Jonathan Lin, BS, Jeremy Ackerman, MD, PhD, and Bisan A. Salhi, MD, PhD

Bioethics & Medical Education

Moral Injury or Burnout?
Thomas F. Heston, MD, and Joshuel A. Pahang, BS 

Women’s & Children’s Health

Comment on “Propofol Versus Dexmedetomidine for Procedural Sedation in a Pediatric Population”
Steven T. Baldwin, MD

A Simulation Course Focusing on Forensic Evidence Collection Improves Pediatric Knowledge and Standardizes Curriculum for Child Abuse
David W. Bernard, MD, Marjorie Lee White, MD, MPPM, Nancy M. Tofil, MD, Chris Jolliffe, RN, SANE-P, Amber Youngblood, BSN, RN, J. Lynn Zinkan, MPH, RN, Stacy L. Gaither, MSN, RN, Dawn Taylor Peterson, PhD, and Yih Ying Yuan, MD

Surgery & Surgical Specialties

Anesthetic Errors During Procedures in the United States
Punit Singh, MD, Mostafa Maita, DO, John Lacci, BA, Brian Boies, MD, America S. Revere, BS, Eden T. Sirak, BS, and Ali Seifi, MD

Medicine & Medical Specialties

Transitions of Care for Healthy Young Adults: Promoting Primary Care and Preventive Health 
Laurie Graves, MD, Shannon Leung, MD, Prashant Raghavendran, DO, and Sarah Mennito, MD, MSCR

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