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The Journal of Maine Medical Center (JMMC) was founded by the Department of Medical Education, Maine Medical Center, in 2018.   It is an open-access journal that applies the Creative Commons licenses (CC-BY) to all works published. It is devoted to supporting the academic mission through publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly work. Areas of focus include health care innovation, interprofessional healthcare and education, rural medicine and professional engagement and development. 

From the Editor

Original Research

Application of Best Practices

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A Primer on Cognitive Errors Illustrated Through the Lens of a Neurosurgical Practice
Jeffrey Evan Florman, Lisa Almeder, and Robert Trowbridge

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Exemplars

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Evaluation of Pharmacist- or Nurse-driven Long-acting Insulin Titration Protocol in Adult Primary Care Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Ruth Manzi, Corinn Martineau, Carmine LaPorta, Mary Muca, Samantha Marrier, Donald Medd, and Jennifer Aronson

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Multidisciplinary Protocol for the Management of Violent Patients and Promotion of Workplace Safety in the Intensive Care Unit
Kathryn A. Hess MD; Shawn Taylor RN, BSN; Susan F. Goran RN, MSN; and Gilles L. Fraser PharmD, MCCM

Innovation Highlights

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Building a Peer Reviewer Community of Practice
Victoria Hayes MD; Robert Bing-You MD, MEd, MBA; and Wendy Craig PhD

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Development of a Certificate in Healthcare Improvement for Inter-Professional Teams
Kathleen M. Fairfield, Hannah R. Martin, Peter W. Bates, Erin M. Graydon-Baker, Mark G. Parker, Jordan S. Peck, Debra A. Rothenberg, Ghassan A. Saleh, Isaac Z. Stickney, John Tooker, Robert L. Trowbridge, and John E. Wennberg

Case Reports

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Loperamide toxicity: a case report of turning bowels and twisting points
Katherine Rizzolo, Ryan Best, John E. Erickson, and Tammi Schaeffer

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Multifocal Bone Pain, Recurrent Fevers and Anemia in a 15-Year-Old
Anna M. Martens, Catherine Ezzio, Amanda Goddard, and Leah Mallory

Research and Quality Improvement Brief

Commentaries

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