Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Shout Outs

Florence dot com is this week's host of Grand Rounds. You can read this week’s edition here (photo credit).

Welcome to this holiday edition of Grand Rounds! It's the time of year when friends and family gather, when stories are told and memories are made. But the winter weather and short days here in the northern hemisphere seem to prompt brevity in our everyday comings and goings. It seems like the right time to combine storytelling and brevity and channel Charlotte, one of the most masterful storytellers I met during a childhood spent with my nose in a book…………..

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Kim, Emergiblog, is the host of the latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 4, No 11) !   It is the “Light” edition.  You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog. (photo credit)

That had to be the fastest two weeks on record!

It’s time for another Change of Shift!

There is some rumor going around that a holiday is coming up, but the only decorations around here consist of APA handbooks and nursing texts.

Apparently the nurses of the blogosphere are all busy, because this week it’s Change of Shift “Light”! You know, like those little 100 calorie packs of snacks you love? Well think of this as a 100 calorie Change of Shift!

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MedGadget presents the 2009 Medical Sci-Fi Contest: Please Meet the Stories!  These are very good!

1.  HeartPlus by Evan Perriello

2.  Mars Rescue by James H. Dawdy

3.  What’s More Affordable than Free? by Hans Patrick Griesser

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H/T to @dermdoc for the link to this NY Times story:   Shaving the Head of a Cancer Patient written by nurse by Theresa Brown.

It was a slow day on the floor and my patient, whose hair was falling out from chemo, had just asked me to shave his head.

“Sure,” I said, even though, despite the two years plus I’ve spent in oncology nursing, I had yet to shave anyone’s head……….

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H/T to @ChrisCoppola for the following tweet which links to the Military Pathways Screening Program for PTSD

PTSDConference RT @militarypathway Only 51% of OIF/OEF vets w/ reported symptoms of PTSD have sought treatmnt (Tanielian & Jaycox, 2008) http://tr.im/FBoU about 15 hours ago from Twitterrific

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Over the past three years as a charity partner for the NYC Half-Marathon, The Fresh Air Fund and its 210 Fund-Racers have raised more than $300,000!  They are looking for fund-racers for the 2010 NYC Half-Marathon which will take place on March 21st.  If you'd like to get involved with the race in any way, please email kbrinkerhoff@freshair.org.  (photo credit)

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I love orgami, so this piece last week on NPR caught my “eye (or rather ear)”:  Orgami Unfolded.  Another NPR article also discusses, shares video and photos of the art:  The Most Exciting New Art Medium: Paper.  If I get a chance, I’d love to watch the show:  Between the Folds.

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The winner in the US Healthcare Reform Photoshop Contest is  "Elisabeth."  She received an 8Meg iPod Touch.

Polling for the favorite finalist stopped at 11:59 PM on 11 Dec 2009 and, like American Idol, the blog-o-sphere tallied the most votes for "Taking Care of the Healthcare Pest," submitted by "Elisabeth" of Peidmont Healthcare.

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There is no guest listed for the Dr Anonymous’ show this week, but don’t let that keep you from joining us.   The show is Thursday night,  9 pm EST.

You may also want to listen to the shows in his Archives. Here are some to get you started:

GruntDoc, Sid Schwab, Dr. Val, Kevin MD, Rural Doctoring, Emergiblog, Crzegrl, Dr. Wes, TBTAM, Gwenn O'Keeffe, Bongi, Paul Levy, John Halamka, and ScanMan

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