As NASA accepts emergency physician Andrew Morgan into the astronaut
program, EPM takes a look at space medicine, and why EPs are so well
suited for the unpredictable life on the final frontier
Incoming ACEP president Angela Gardner (pictured with Chuck Grassley (R-IA) talks about lobbying, legislation and her blue sky goals for the American College of Emergency Physicians
Interview by Logan Plaster
Nick Jouriles never thought he’d be the ACEP president. “Not in my wildest dreams,” he said in a recent interview. But this month will mark the end of his tenure at that very position.
They call me stan.
I was born in a factory, hand-made by skilled workers who painstakingly assembled all of my intricate parts into a life-sized replica of a human being. I talk, blink, and breathe; I can belch and vomit; my pupils react to light; my heart pumps; my bowels gurgle; my lungs respire. I can take an endotracheal tube, IV lines, a chest tube, a foley catheter, and CPR. You see, I’m a high-fidelity, computer-based, medical simulation mannequin. And they call me Stan. Let me tell you my story.