Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Shout Outs

Dr. Muchandani's Medical Services is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds.   It’s the “LOL” edition.  You can read this week’s edition here.

I've had a rather interesting time compiling this post for this edition of Grand Rounds. I must say the motive for the theme being humour and laughter was purely selfish. This is the first time I am hosting here and I knew that if I had to keep up the good work of the previous hosts I would have to be totally involved with the selection process of so many many fantastic entries that this event brings on! The only way to screen them would be to enjoy reading every bit and what better way to do that than over a laugh.

So, in no particular order, here are this week's lol posts!……….

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Nurse Teeny, The Makings of a Nurse  is the host of the latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 4, No 24) !   You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog. (photo credit)

I’m honored to host Change of Shift: Volume 4, Number 24. Thanks to Kim at Emergiblog for this amazing opportunity to bring together the nursing community!

Without further ado, let’s get to the good stuff…

May signals transitions, and several CoS-ers addressed this very issue. the Muse, RN confronted the age-old issue of initiating new grad RNs into practice in “No, We Neglect Them“. As a new RN myself, all I can say about this post is THANK YOU! I only wish there were more nurses out there like you!

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There is an updated guideline for the prevention of alls in older patients.  It was produced by the American Geriatrics Society and the British Geriatrics Society.  It is available in an interactive online format here.

The screening for falls and risk for falling is aimed at preventing or reducing fall risk. Structuring and standardizing the screening process may improve adherence of providers to the guideline recommendations. The use of a finite number of simple questions, requiring a yes/no answer, may also simplify documentation. Any positive answer to the screening questions puts the person screened in a high-risk group that warrants further evaluation.

RECOMMENDATIONS

All older individuals should be asked whether they have fallen (in the past year).

An older person who reports a fall should be asked about the frequency and circumstances of the fall(s).

Older individuals should be asked if they experience difficulties with walking or balance.

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A Better Health post by Dr. John Mandrola:  Remembrance And Rules For Cyclists And Motorists.  Here are a few of the rules, read the entire post for all of them.

Rules of the Road

A cyclist must:

  • Obey the instructions of official traffic control signals and signs. Stop at stop signs and for stop lights just like a motor vehicle.
  • Ride a bicycle on the right side of the road with traffic.
  • When riding at night, operate the bicycle with a white light visible from the front and a red reflector or light visible from the rear.
  • DO NOT RIDE ON THE SIDEWALK
  • Ride on a bike path adjacent to the roadway, if one is provided.
  • Never ride more than two abreast so as to interfere with the normal movement of traffic.

A motorist must:

  • Share the road with bicycles.
  • Look for cyclists. Because of their narrow profile you will need to develop your eye-scanning patterns to include bicyclists.
  • When you are turning right after passing a cyclist, leave ample room so you don’t cut him off when you slow for your turn.
  • When opening your car door, check behind for cyclists. 

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Medgadget is sponsoring the The 2010 My Medical Museum Competition along with Dr. Allen Roberts, aka GruntDoc.

This contest is an opportunity to showcase your medical museum's treasures, as well as to document your local medical history and explain how clinicians and scientists in your area contributed to medicine. So, make a presentation and tell everyone a fascinating story.

To get everyone on equal footing, we've implemented a dynamic publishing platform where you create an online presentation. The My Medical Museum website will let you upload pictures, file reports, embed videos, and make a presentation that will impress the judges. Collaboration is fine, too -- form a group and grant access so your teammates can contribute.

The Grand Prize is a brand-new Wi-Fi 32GB Apple iPad, no less.

So, what else are you waiting for? Gather your friends, family or fellow medical geeks and head over to explore your local medical museum. Develop your presentation and finalize it by Sunday, June 13, 2010.

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It’s time again for the web-based quilt festival hosted by AmyBlogger’s Quilt Festival, Spring 2010.  I submitted my “First Quilt” as part of the festival.  There is a long list of blogging quilters who are participating.  Grab a cup of coffee or tea and have fun checking them all out.

Welcome to the third Blogger's Quilt Festival!  I'm so glad that you are here - and I hope that you plan to enter a quilt in the Festival!  Everyone is welcome to participate, this is a relaxed festival with no judging, no gloves, and beverages are allowed, encouraged even!  :)

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Dr Anonymous’ BTR show guest this week will be Dr. Deb Clements, Family Physician who recently was in Haiti. The show begins at 9 pm ET.

Upcoming shows (9pm ET)

6/10: Ray Saputelli, NJ Academy of Family Physician

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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