Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Shout Outs

Kim, Emergiblog, is this week's host of Grand Rounds. Read this edition here.

When I was contemplating hosting Grand Rounds, did I realize that I was hosting a compilation of serious interdisciplinary dialogue relating to the practice of health care?

Did I understand the enormity of the task I had chosen to undertake?

Heck yes I did!

I chose to use a “Napoleon Dynamite” theme anyway as that is pretty much the coolest movie ever made.

If you’ve seen it, you’ll get it. If you haven’t, you’ll think I’m nuts (but I have great nunchuk skills….)!

So grab your coffee, and get ready for a good read!

Or, as Napoleon’s Grandma says, “just make yourself a dang quesa-dilluh!”

Welcome to Grand Rounds…

Our fellow medical Aussie bloggers have their own award. Voting is now open. (photo credit) The finalists are:

Congratulations to all the nominees. Go vote for your favorite here. Voting is open until February 20th.

As you know, Australia has had horrible bushfires recently with loss of entire communities, businesses, homes, and lives. Knowing I quilt, Dr Cris sent this tweet out. I’ve made a few blocks already. Hope some of you will do the same.

DrCris DrCris Just found this: People piecing quilts to send to Victorians in wake of bushfires http://flickr.com/groups/bu...

The first edition of “A Source of Inspiration” is up. Trauma Junkie, Surviving RT School, who began this new carnival is off to a great start. You can read the first edition here.

Check out this story of Dr Eugene Alford in the March 2009 issue of Reader’s Digest, “His Own Medicine”. He is a facial plastic surgeon at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. He was paralyzed in an accident, but with a lot of physical therapy and community/family support has made it back to the OR as the surgeon. (photo credit)

Medgadet has a nice “farewell” to a medical giant, Dr. Willem Johan (Pim) Kolff, who died recently. (photo credit)

Dr. Willem Johan (Pim) Kolff, one of the most prolific inventors of new medical devices, has passed away at age 97 in Philadelphia. Dr Kolff led a long and productive life, and through his genius he saved and greatly improved the lives of thousands of others. From external dialysis machines to the CardioWest artificial heart, Dr Kolff was one of the revolutionaries that successfully introduced practical devices to the medical world.

A Repository for Bottled Monsters has this announcement:

On Saturday, February 28, from 2-5 p.m. the NMHM will host a Knitting for Marines charity event to make and distribute helmet liners to Marines stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The liners help to protect our Marines and keep them warm during the harsh winters in these countries.
If you don't know how to knit in the round, this is a great time to learn. Instructors will be on site to help you through the project. If you are an experienced knitter and wish to get an early start on the project, you may download the knitting pattern.

This week Dr Anonymous will be talking with From Medskool. The show begins at 9 pm EST.

You can check out the archives of his Blog Talk Radio show. Here is the upcoming schedule:

2/26: Co-host Dr. Gwenn
3/5: Podcamp Ohio
3/12: Mudphudder
3/19: Trauma Junkie

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