Body Packing with Cocaine: A Simulation Exercise

Renouf, Tia and Black, Holly and Alani, Sabrina and Dubrowski, Adam (2014) Body Packing with Cocaine: A Simulation Exercise. Cureus, 6 (9). ISSN 2168-8184

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Pedagogically sound simulation-based medical education (SBME) produces effective learning. We present a simulation scenario for "body packing", which is the concealment of an illicit drug in packets (usually condoms) inside the body by swallowing or recto-vaginal insertion, usually for transportation across borders. This scenario will train Emergency Medicine residents to suspect body packing under appropriate circumstances, and to treat the potential alimentary pathologies and drug toxicities which body packing with cocaine can cause.

Item Type: Article
Item ID: 8414
Additional Information: Technical report
Keywords: emergency medicine, medical education, simulation based medical education, toxicology, body packing, cocaine, hypertensive emergency, arrythmias, seizures
Department(s): Medicine, Faculty of
Date: 30 September 2014
Date Type: Publication
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, Medical Simulation
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