Welcome to the Emergiblog Speedway, where the Grand Rounds 500 is about to get underway! No chance of a rain delay - our bloggers are ready to roll!
Thirty-nine bloggers have shown up for the event. All entries have qualified; no posts were sent back to the garage.
And ladies, don’t worry, you’re welcome on the track, I just wanted to use the classic starting phrase!
JeffreyLeow, Monash Med Student, will be taking part in the adventure race, Anaconda Lorne, in Dec 2008 after his exams. The organizers have helped set up a fund-raising website through which anyone can donate. Please consider donating through this link. The donated money will go to the Burnet Institute.
any additional fundraising that can be achieved helps the Burnet Institute fight some of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases through medical research and public health education, both here in Australia and overseas. To find out more about the Burnet Institute and their work, click here.
Paul Auerbach, MD, Medicine for the Outdoors, has a nice post on the field management for a penetrating ("sucking") chest wound.
The usual teaching for improvisational management of chest wounds is that all open wounds (particularly those in which air is bubbling) should be rapidly covered, to avoid “sucking” chest wounds that could allow more air to enter the pleural space and thus continue to worsen a collapsed lung. For a dressing, a Vaseline-impregnated gauze, heavy cloth, or adhesive tape can be used. The dressing should be sealed to the chest on at least three sides…….
a board certified emergency physician, at mid–career, with interests in:
- Emergency Medicine
- Emergency Medical Services
- Health 2.0
- Health Informatics
- Health Law
- Health Technologies
- Medicine 2.0
- Web 2.0, semantic web
I hope you will join us this Thursday night at 8 pm CST (or 1 am GMT) both to listen to the show and to participate in the chat room. That's where all the fun is.
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!
Late Day Addendum:
Welcome to the first edition of MetaCarnival: a Carnival of Carnivals (announced here), the new, monthly, and interdisciplinary gathering of blogs and blog carnivals.
Let's picture all participants in the shadow of an expansive sycamore tree, conducting a lively Q&A lunch discussion.