Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Shout Outs

Updated 3/2017:  all links removed as several no longer active and it was easier than going through each one.
Kim, Emergiblog, is this week's host of Grand Rounds. It is the LOL edition  which can be read  here
Welcome to the LOL edition of Grand Rounds!
I just adore the I Can Has Cheeseburger – LOL Cat site and the kittehs provide our background theme for the week.
Kim, Emergiblog, is the host of the latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 4, No 15) ! You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog.
It’s time again for Change of Shift, the bi-weekly nursing blog carnival!
It’s an eclectic selection this week: hospital to office, students and veterans, money and…well, poo-poo, disasters and preparedness…………..
The need for help to Haiti continues. Anyone wishing to donate or provide assistance in Haiti is asked to contact the Center for International Disaster Information. Here is a list of organizations who need your help in providing care to Haiti:
  • Clinton Foundation -- Donate online or Text "HAITI" to 20222 and $10 will be donated to relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.
  • American Red Cross International Response Fund – Donate
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • The International Rescue Committee
  • International Medical Corps
  • Mercy Corps Haiti Earthquake Fund (1-888-256-1900)
  • Partners in Health
  • UNICEF (1-800-4UNICEF)
  • UN World Food Program
  • National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF)
  • The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Dr. Val has a few posts which feature first hand accounts on giving care in Haiti from physicians:
  • Trauma Surgeon Flees Chaos Of Haiti: Needed Protection Of Jamaican Soldiers With M-16s To Escape Alive
  • Live Reporting From Haiti: Dr. Paul Auerbach Calls Dr. Val Via Skype
  • Dr. Paul Auerbach’s Update From Haiti
  • Audio: What Is Needed Most In Haiti Now? Live Report From Hospital In Port Au Prince
and from ACP Internist comes the link to Mustard Seed Missions with more accounts from the ground in Haiti.
Jan Davis is in Les Cayes, a town of about 70,000 people about 100 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince. Her husband, Paul Davis, was expected to leave Hatfield this week to join his wife there. Two Northampton doctors, Ann Markes and her husband, Matt Kane, both of whom have worked in Haiti before, were planning to travel with him.
The Davises are the founders of Mustard Seed Missions Inc., a nonprofit group that organizes teams of local volunteers who, about twice a year, travel to Haiti to bring medical care to several remote villages outside Les Cayes.
and via Dr Wes: Haiti relief - getting the USNS Comfort there
and some thoughts on public affairs and how things are portrayed. An email from a Vietnam-era vet who is working aboard USNS Comfort.
and from Paul Levy, Running a Hospital: Dr. Smith's Sunday report
Here are excerpts of an email report received yesterday from Dr. R. Malcolm Smith, Chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, hard at work in Haiti with the team there and with support folks back in Boston.(Embedded links are mine.)

MedGadget has announced the finalists for the medical blog awards. Polls will be open from Wednesday, January 27, 2010 and will close 12 midnight on Sunday, February 14, 2010 (EST).  Se the list of finalist here.   Voting begins on January 27th.
The categories for this year's awards are:
-- Best Medical Weblog
-- Best New Medical Weblog (established in 2009)
-- Best Literary Medical Weblog
-- Best Clinical Sciences Weblog
-- Best Health Policies/Ethics Weblog
-- Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog
-- Best Patient's Blog

Dr Anonymous does not appear to have a show scheduled this week.
Upcoming Dr. A Shows (9pm ET)
2/4 : Dean Brandon from Pediatric Dentistry blog
2/11 : Drew Griffin from Wound Care Education Institute
2/18 : Rhett and John from FireFighter Netcast


StorytellERdoc said...

I want to thank you for your support of my blog! I also want to commend you on bringing awareness to the various organizations in relation to Haiti. Selfless and well done.

P.S. I'm still looking at my belly button! LOL

rlbates said...

You are most welcome. Oh, if you ever need to have surgery, make sure there is no lint in your belly button. Nurses hate lint in belly buttons. :)