November, 2005 Archive

November 15, 2005, 1:43 am

Here It Comes, Walking Down Your Street….It’s Grand Rounds!

I suppose I should approach the subject of Grand Rounds with maturity and thoughtfulness. With professionalism and respect. With due diligence and wisdom.


So I bet you’re wondering what the Monkees have to do with Grand Rounds.


(1) The Monkees were on Mondays at 7:30 on your local NBC station and this issue of Grand Rounds was released on a Monday.
and (2) I used to watch the Monkees and today I read Grand Rounds.

Doc Shazam is hosting this week and I read most of the selections already. Get ready for some productive clicking-of-the-mouse action. Great topics await.

Actually, this may have more to do with my associating the Monkees with Grand Rounds than anything else. I’ve been suffering from a lightheadedness for a week now. Thank god it isn’t classic vertigo. Nothing serious, Doc thinks it’s a viral thing, but no work and definitely no driving. Ativan and I have become acquainted this week as apparently it is the drug of choice for this. Too bad I can’t work; I’d be a doll to work with as the motto for this drug is “…don’ worry, be happy…” (sung in best Bobby McFerrin voice). Whew! I bet there were hippies in the 60s that never felt this mellow.

So, that explains my zany self today. I shall return to the serious, studious, diligent, professional blogging for which I shall be known as soon as I get my equilibrium back (not that I ever really had any to begin with….).

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November 10, 2005, 1:17 pm

Happy Birthday!

As the wife of a Marine who served in the early 1970’s, I’d like to take this time to wish the United States Marine Corps a happy 230th birthday. Semper Fi!

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November 9, 2005, 11:21 pm

I’d Like To Thank the Academy…..

I’m happier than Linus when his blanket comes out of the dryer! Seriously! Emergiblog is now the “October Nurse Blog of the Month” over at Mediblogopathy! My heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted. I hope you stayed and checked out the site if that was your first visit. Hypnokitten has linkage to about a bazillion nurse blogs, with about 20 more or so set to be added. I have just scratched the surface. I intend to check out every one of them!

I am now the proud owner of the entire “Cherry Ames” nurse series AND a pristine “Cherry Ames” nursing game! And no, I did not decide to mortgage the house and attack eBay!

These were a gift from a colleague, the one who is going for her PhD in nursing! She is always afraid that she sounds like a boring academic, but she has the most amazing storehouse of nursing knowledge; history, nursing models, nursing theories. And she makes it interesting. She’s the only (near)PhD in nursing I’ve ever met/seen who is young, dynamic and almost makes me want to go get my BSN. She would make an amazing nursing instructor.

If this photo does not depict how it feels after running for an entire night shift, then nothing does. Obviously, Tweety is a night nurse. I’d call the photo, “0800: Good Night Nurse” .
It was too cute to pass up.

My Lego Gal has received a makeover! Hey, if Emergiblog can win October Nurse Blog of the Month, I can get a Lego makeover!
A girl’s gotta splurge now and then…

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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