Doc Gurley is hosting Grand Rounds March 10 - and it will be our first Grand Rounds LIVE! with hosts Doc Gurley, Colin Son (our Medscape Grand Rounds Guru) and a mystery guest.
Grand Rounds will be a webinar in which you can participate! The optional theme? Improv, of course. Feel free to stretch the topic past the breaking point [Do you improvise when it comes to healthcare? Should you? Do you flourish in the unscripted moments we all face? Will we as a nation improvise a healthcare plan?].
The fourth edition of Change of Shift (Vol 3, No 18) for 2009 is hosted by Jen (The Nurse Practioner's Place)! It’s the “Oh, No You Didn’t” edition. I hope you will check it out (photo credit). You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog.
Welcome to The Nurse Practitioner's Place's first attempt at the Change of Shift!
Due to not having very many submissions this week, I went surfing for something to put on this edition. Thanks to those took the time to submit and without further ado, here's this week's entries.
March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women's Health is the lead for this day. The 2009 theme is "HIV is Right Here at Home". (photo credit)
Check out the “Brought to Life, Exploring the History of Medicine” website and exhibit. (h/t of A Repository of Bottled Monsters) It is a great site!
The earliest form of surgery was trephining, which involved cutting a small round hole in the head. It was practiced as early as the Neolithic period, for reasons that remain a mystery. There are many theories about the reasons behind this practice. The only thing we know for sure is that some patients survived the procedure, and sometimes even had more than one performed. Later, the Egyptians practiced trephining in an effort to cure migraines - the idea was to ‘let out’ the illness that was causing the headaches. (photo credit)
Let’s support Shadowfax again this year as he gets ready to shave his head for pediatric cancer research (photo credit). He is raising money in Henry’s (Dr Smak’s son) name. Please, consider donating even just a small amount. Thank you.
I will be participating in the St Baldrick's program to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. I will be shaving my head at Fado's Pub in Chicago on March 13, sacrificing my beautiful locks to the cause of finding cures for these terrible diseases. Last year, we did the same, and Nathan's Network raised just about $40,000. You, my readers, were instrumental in helping us achieve that goal.
So, again, I ask you to consider donating whatever sum you can -- simply click on the image below and it will take you to the secure online donation site. The top donor will get first swipe with the razor, should he or she care to come to Chicago! All donors will receive an image of my glistening bald scalp and an extra helping of good karma.
You can check out the archives of his Blog Talk Radio show. Here is the upcoming schedule:
3/19: Respiratory therapy student Trauma Junkie to talk about the blog carnival A Source of Inspiration
3/26: Podcamp Ohio