Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Shout Outs

Edwin Leap is this week's host of Grand Rounds.   You can read this week’s edition here.

Welcome to Grand Rounds for February 9th.  How are you?  Sitting here, finalizing the posts, I am stricken by my utter inability to say anything nearly as entertaining as Dr. Rob did last week.  I mean, I don’t have a single llama picture to offer you!  I’m very disappointed in myself.

So, I’ll try to intro this Grand Rounds with a reminder.  Let’s set the stage.  This morning, as I write this, my two cats are staring out the window at song-birds; happy not to be out in the frosty grass like their dog friends, but deep in their cat souls wondering ‘why am I here, what’s it all about?’  Later, of course, they’ll forget and bite each other, walk on the stove, cough up fur-balls and sleep blissfully.  But somewhere beneath the fur and collars, their tame nature will still wish for something to stalk……….

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RehabRN is the host of the latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 4, No 16) ! You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog. (photo credit)

Howdy all! I'm just back from a major cross-country road trip in the land of Dead Man's Wash and Bloody Basin. Only slightly saddle, or seat-sore from all the switchbacks, so I'm recuperating from beautiful but dusty environs, cactus pollen and the quirks of roadside hotel beds.

Sit on down at the bar, have a beverage of your choice, and enjoy the official, genuine authentic February 4, 2010 edition of change of shift.

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H/T to Dr Ves Dimov, Clinical Cases and Images Blog,  for the head’s up on  Faces of America - PBS Series

Faces of America premieres nationally Wednesdays, February 10 - March 3, 2010 on PBS: "What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of the new PBS series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. who turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans."

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Voting continues at MedGadget for the medical blog awards. Polls will close 12 midnight on Sunday, February 14, 2010 (EST).  Vote here

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

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Check out these blogs from medical teams in Haiti:

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If you are a physician and would like to do volunteer work in Haiti, then check this out:  Help Haiti: AMA registers physician volunteers

The registry -- launched Jan. 26 -- is open to all licensed doctors and requests information such as specialty, language skills, availability and previous disaster medicine experience.

The registry is available online (www.ama-assn.org/go/haiti-volunteer).

An in-depth Webinar on how medical responders can prepare for working in Haiti is available, along with other resources, at the AMA Web site (www.ama-assn.org/go/haiti-earthquake).

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I’m not ready for podcasting, but thought this tutorial by Scientific Quilter might be helpful to anyone who is:  4.2 How to add audio to a podcast using Mevio and Audacity

Recently a fledgling quilting podcaster was asking about how to create music files for her podcast, and I took the time to do some screen shots and sent them to her.

I realized in the process of writing the e-mail that this could be a helpful blog post to dispel some of the confusion in using music in a future quilting podcast (if that’s what’s stopping you from doing a podcast). Okay it’s not all that confusing, but if you’ve never done it before, this could be a good way to start.

This is the way I have done the music portion of my podcast.  This tutorial uses Mevio’s Music Alley and Audacity because that’s what I use.  Both are free to use, and be sure to read the guidlines they have for each site – particularly Mevio’s Music Alley…….

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Dr Anonymous’ guest this week will be Drew Griffin from Wound Care Education Institute.  Come join us.

Upcoming Dr. A Shows (9pm ET)

2/13 : Sat Nite with Dr. A
2/18 : Rhett and John from FireFighter Netcast
2/25 : storytellERdoc
3/1 : Dr. A On Location
3/4 : Dr. Rob from Musings of a Distractible Mind
3/11 : EMS Podcaster Greg Friese

You may 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

2 comments:

Gizabeth Shyder said...

This has nothing to do with your post, but since you showed up in my reader . . .

Your fingerless gloves have been so handy during the past couple of days. Since my office is in the direct path of drafts from the basement door, which was opened frequently by numerous lab members to watch the weather yesterday, I really needed them at the scope!

My mom admired them last night when I crashed at my parents, too.

Thanks again!

rlbates said...

Glad you like them. Stay warm.