February 27, 2007, 9:05 am

Musings of a Grand Rounds Nature


My thanks to #1Dinosaur for hosting this week’s Grand Rounds at Musings of a Dinosaur for two reasons:

  • The entry from Emergiblog was included and for that I am very appreciative
  • I will use any, and I mean ANY excuse to use a photo of Jeff Goldblum on this blog.

Mr. T. Rex looks like he is ready to devour Mr. Goldblum in this photo.

I can relate.



Since the name came up, you might be interested to know that as of March 15th, on Fridays from 2100-2200, I will accept no calls, take no shifts and intend to buy a second television because my husband is stingy with the remote.

For the first time in decades, Jeff will be the star of a new TV series called “Raines”, in which he plays an LAPD detective who solves murders – with the help of the victims themselves!

(Cue “Twilight Zone” theme!)

So what has this got to do with emergency nursing, you ask? (And I know you are!)

Well, there is a great propensity for extreme tachycardia, possible hypertension and profuse euphoria while this show is on.

At least in this house.

I wonder if I should have a portable defibrillator handy?


Now back to the serious business of medicine!

Radiology Grand Rounds are up at Cochinblogs – very educational, at least for me.

There is a great picture following the the history of a male patient in sudden, acute excruciating pain with board-rigid abdomen.

Can you make the diagnosis before you see the photo?


Change of Shift submissions are already filling my mailbox for the next edition on March 8th. Please send me your nursing stories – the only requirement is that the stories are nurse related, and anyone is welcome to submit!.

As always, you can use the contact button at the top of this page or the ever popular and efficient Blog Carnival (you’ll find the widget in the middle bar on the left).


The deadline for submissions for the Nursing Jobs.org scholarship is rapidly approaching! There is good money available for the best essays on “Why I Chose Nursing”. Visit Nursing Jobs. org and the information is right there on the left!

By the way, it’s a great new look for the site!


  • #1 Dinosaur

    February 27, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    Thanks for the kind words (and the link.)

  • S. R.

    February 27, 2007 at 6:30 pm


    You might invest in a TiVo to get your Jeff Goldblum fix. It can automatically record anything any particular actor is in that is showing on TV for a two week period. That’s how I get my Ed McMahon fix.

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