May 29, 2007, 4:54 pm

Neighborhood Watch



What this kid doesn’t know is that the cup contains Gastrografin for his upcoming CT!

And, he has to drink two more of them!

Check out the look on Dad’s face.

“Sure son, look at me! I’m going to have some, too! Yum!”

Looks like the nurse went to the Generic Hospital School For Nurses.

While I can appreciate the style of the cap, without a ribbon it lacks a certain je ne sais quoi.

Ooo la-la, that was French!


I have been lax in my duties a blog neighbor. Sort of hit a wall a few days ago and couldn’t put two words together for the life of me! Two years (almost) of blogging has taught me that these dry spells are transient and now that the juices are flowing I want to share some things going on around the blogosphere!


Health care consultant and educator Onehealthpro wrote a moving tribute in honor of our troops for Memorial Day. Read “An American Soldier”.


My Nursing colleague and blogger, Labor Nurse will be holding a discussion regarding the issues in health care blogging and she would like to hear your thoughts. She said it best in her Nursing column “You’re Being (Web) Paged”:

I am inviting all health care bloggers to submit a post from their blog on the challenges they face in writing about their job. The recent events within the health care blogosphere resulting in the demise of several popular health care blogs has brought to light the issues we must consider. What are your thoughts? Should we as health care providers be blogging? What can we blog about, and where do we draw the line? Send your blog posts to me at by Thursday, May 31st to be included in my next column.

I’ve submitted a post about non-anonymous blogging. Weigh in with your thoughts. It should be an interesting discussion.


Hello, Mary Lu! Mary Lu Wehmeier, Online Community and Social Networking Diva extraordinaire has a great way to support our troops!

Remember those old-time cell phones? You know, the ones before you got the fancy-schmancy new shiny one with all the bells and whistles?

Those cell phones can be recycled and free minutes given to our servicemen! Now, if you are like me, you have at least one or two of these dinosaurs laying around.

Stop being the Jurassic Park of the cell phone community and check out Mary Lu’s post! It has all the details as only Mary Lu can give ’em!


And last, but never, ever least: Radiology Grand Rounds are up at Sumer’s Radiology Site. Never boring, always intriguing. I learn something new every month!!!


  • Mary Lu

    May 29, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks Kim! The cross post is appreciated!

  • StudentNurseJack

    May 29, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks for the heads-up about Labor Nurse’s upcoming column. This has been weighing heavily on my mind as of late. I am nearing the end of my RN-StudentNurse life, will only have a part-time job and move into GradSchoolStudentNurse, which can’t possibly be exciting to blog and read about. Maybe some posts in her column will help me decide whether to kill or reinvent SNJ.

  • The Forgotten Blue Line

    May 29, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    I just wish a glass of cold Pepsi would solve all the hospital problems.

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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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