Welcome to this week’s Grand Rounds. As I revised syllabi and edited assignments for the upcoming semester, I couldn’t help but think that an Education theme was appropriate for a post-Labor Day edition. Whether you’re heading back to a classroom, an office, or a hospital today, hopefully this selection of posts will resonate with you.
For runners and hikers, especially, there have been some good posts in the past month on foot care:
Doctor Mama (a runner) -- Feets, Don't Fail Me Now answers this inquiry
My feet are trashed—ingrown toenails, blisters, corns, bunions. I fear they will end my running career. Any advice?
As in all of medicine, prevention is paramount. To prevent blisters, one must minimize friction generated by the normal biomechanical forces of walking and the contributors to friction. ...............
I've never enjoyed taking care of drunks, but will admit that occasionally they end up being appreciative as this one that Dr Shazam writes about in "The Tale of the Drunken Cowboy"
“Well…you’re the first doctor who’s ever been nice to me.”
A new documentary on aid workers in war zones shows the tough choices, dilemmas and limits faced by doctors providing emergency care in extreme conditions.
Shot in 2005-2006 and presented at the Venice film festival, "Living in Emergency" follows four Western volunteers working in Africa for Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the French-based aid agency which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.
This Thursday Crazy Girl will be the guest on the Dr Anonymous' Blog Talk Radio show. She is a flight nurse who loves her work. I hope you will join us this Thursday night at 8 pm CST (or 1 am GMT) as we help Dr A celebrate.
Tips for first time Blog Talk Radio listeners (from Dr A):
For first time Blog Talk Radio listeners:*Although it is not required to listen to the show, I encourage you to register on the BlogTalkRadio site prior to the show. I think it will make the process easier.*To get to my show site, click here. As show time gets closer, keep hitting "refresh" on your browser until you see the "Click to Listen" button. Then, of course, press the "Click to Listen" button.*You can also participate in the live chat room before, during, and after the show. Look for the "Chat Available" button in the upper right hand corner of the page. If you are registered with the BTR site, your registered name and picture will appear in the chat room.
*You can also call into the show. The number is on my show site. I'll be taking calls beginning at around the bottom of the hour. There is also a "Click To Talk" feature where you do not need a phone to call into the show - only a microphone headset. Hope these tips are helpful!