Welcome To Grand Rounds (Redux)
Welcome to the Emergiblog edition of that wonderful weekly compilation of everything that is great about the medical blogosphere!
Yep, it's Grand Rounds!
Right on my own blog!
Excuse me for a moment whilst I don my professional demeanor. (I've been running around the room yelling "YES!" and pumping my fists in the air ever since Nick told me this was my week!
Until I posted the Rounds on Monday night, went to fix a few links and found that my html had become unrecognizable. Was it me or Blogger? I have no idea. What you will be reading and seeing is a resconstruction of one week of work in less than one night. Do I have your sympathy? Excellent! Now let's get to business!)
(Takes a breath)
There, that's better.
I've chosen our Dixie Cup nurse as the Grand Rounds mascot this week because this is exactly how I read Grand Rounds every Tuesday. With a cup of coffee (or three!) in my hand.
I do not, however, drink from a dixie cup.
So please, have a seat in the triage room, your nurse will be with you in a moment.
Because we do what we do for the patients, I decided to put our patient bloggers here in the "Triage" section, right up front.
Amy at Diabetes Mine gives some straight talk on the "herbal remedies" and dietary supplements that supposedly "cure" diabetes. Check it out at Herbal Remedies If I was ever diagnosed as a diabetic, Amy's site would be the first place I'd go after seeing my doctor.
Jenni is the "editrix" of Chronicbabe and she submits a post written by Laurie Edwards entitled In the World of Doctors, First Dates Matter. Great, upbeat site for patients with all types of chronic illnesses. Laurie notes how her husband and the doctor who she works the best with share the same qualities. Interesting perspective.
Our friend, Nurse Practitioners Save Lives looks at her experience on the other side of the siderail over at The Nurse Practitioner's Place in the post NPs Save Lives Goes Under the Knife. When you are done reading the submitted post, go to the main website and read the post previous to this. A very powerful look at what our patients (and we) think pre-op. I believe the phrase "kiss my missing meniscus" shall be my professional motto.
My favorite Difficult Patient recounts a horrendous experience in The Emergency Department: ARMY Style . One can only hope that there have been improvements in the last twelve years. If you know a military family, let them know you are available for help if they need it.
At HealthyConcerns.com , Elisa says "People blog a lot about health care gone wrong, but my first experience with non-routine care at Kaiser went smoothly, and I figured it's only fair to share the good patient experience too!" Read about her experience at Healthy Story: You Know I Give Props When They Are Due