Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Shout Outs

The Schwartz Center is the host for this week’s  Grand Rounds.  You can read this week’s edition here (photo credit).

Welcome!

The theme of this week’s Grand Rounds is hot topics in healthcare communication. Since this is also the last issue of summer, I’m including photos from my summer vacation to Yellowstone National Park, a hotbed of geothermal activity. (Just for fun see if you can identify Yellowstone’s mascot, the American bison, hidden in one of the photos.)

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Dr Charles has announced the winner of The Charles Prize for Poetry, 2010.  There were over 125 poems entered.   I hope you will head over and read them.  Congratulations to the winners!

Winner:
Fireflies, by a medical resident

Runner Up:
Song for my Father, II, by Pal MD

Honorable Mentions:
TO SYLVIA, by Maria A. Basile, M.D.
The Harvest, by C.L. Wilson
If I Were Frida Kahlo, by Amanda Hempel

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Dr. Val, Better Health,  announced on twitter yesterday:

@drval Save the date: @kevinmd @doc_rob @drval live coverage of ADHD awareness on Ustream Thurs, (9.16.10) 12-2 ET. http://bit.ly/d4G67t

Hope you will join the group if you happen to be available.  The event is coverage of this forum:

Fact or Fiction: ADHD in America, A Capitol Hill Forum

Rayburn House Office Building Room B-338
Washington, District of Columbia
United States

To coincide with ADD/ADHD Awareness Week, join us for "Fact or Fiction: ADHD in America, a Capitol Hill Forum," a lunch and panel discussion which will dispel myths and shed light on the diagnosis, treatment and management of ADD/ADHD in people's everyday lives.

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ReachMD has a really nice audio program full of the history of prosthetic heart valves:   The 50th Anniversary of the First Prosthetic Heart Valve: 1960 to Today

On the 50th anniversary of the first successful prosthetic mitral valve replacement, how far has cardiac surgery come, and where are we headed? Tune in to hear Dr. Albert Starr, co-founder of the first artificial mitral valve,……, recounts his first foray into the field of valvular disease and the extraordinary process of inventing the first artificial mitral valve. …… What does Dr. Starr see as the "next big thing" in cardiac surgery? Dr. Janet Wright hosts.

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Perhaps I need to try designing a new hospital gown.  Not sure anyone would pay attention to my ideas as Cleveland Clinic has to Diane Von Furstenberg.  Apparently the Clinic has been working with the designer for three years and is now ready to try out the newly designed gown (photo credit)

  A possible issue I see with the gowns is the lack of snaps along the top of the sleeves.  Snaps along that shoulder seam make it easier to place the gown on patients with limited shoulder motion or large upper extremity casts/dressings.  It also makes the gown easier to remove/replace on patients in the OR.

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I love this!  It was shared by Jill of All Trades, MD in her post “Stray Cat

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Dr Anonymous guest this week is Radio Rounds.   The show begins at 9 pm EST.

Upcoming shows:      
9/18: Saturday Nite
9/23: Follow-up school name change & value of alumni
9/30: EMS Newbie Podcast
10/7: Dana Lewis        

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

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