August 28, 2007, 9:27 am

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Finally! I have found the perfect “logo” for Grand Rounds!

Ironically, this is the one time I’m not in Starbucks!

Susan Palwick has hosting duties this week over at Rickety Contrivances of Doing Good. Her chosen them of “narrative medicine” pretty much sums up what we do every time we post!

Speaking of Susan, I’m about ready to start her new novel, “Shelter”!

Okay, the secret is out. I’m a sci/fi fan.

“Shelter” takes place in a future San Francisco (a place I love) and deals with artificial intelligence (which fascinates me).

What can I say but that I am so there!

My classes start in one week and I plan on getting in some good “reading-for-enjoyment” time in before they start.

I love my laptop and I think the internet is the greatest thing since the Beatles, but nothing will ever take the place of curling up in a chair with a good book.



It’s a great week for coffee drinking blog readers everywhere as Dr. Jon Mikel at Unbounded Medicine hosts the current edition of “surgeXperiences“, the first surgery blog carnival.

The topics are diverse: some technical, some anecdotal – all interesting. Emergiblog is proud to have been included in this week’s collection.



I never fail to learn something new during Radiology Grand Rounds over at Sumer’s Radiology Site and this edition is no exception.

Take a look at the case of the four kilogram tumor that causes hypoglycemia.

And no, it’s not in the pancreas!

How’d you like that sitting in your chest.

Hell of a way to lose eight pounds!



The next Change of Shift has a new host!

Someday Nurse is taking the reins over at How I Spent My Nursing Education.

This edition will have a special theme of nursing students.

If you are one or have ever been one or have advice for one, now is the time write those posts and weigh in on and for our future colleagues.

Click on the link for information. Send submissions to “someday nurse at gmail dot com” or use Blog Carnival’s submission form.

Today’s students are tomorrow’s colleagues (and our future care givers!). Your experience and advice can go a long way in helping them navigate the waters of nursing.


I do believe this is the first post I’ve ever written that introduces four different medical/nursing-related carnivals!

Fire up the coffee pot, folks!


  • Susan Palwick

    August 28, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks for the link, Kim, and I hope you enjoy Shelter!

  • ERnursey

    August 31, 2007 at 6:29 am

    Kim, I love the grand rounds logo, where did you find it?

  • Jeffrey

    September 17, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    thanks kim for the shout out.
    we got hosts up to 105, but im still rather reserved about it being a successful blog carnival.

    we’ll see how it goes. Thanks anw. 🙂

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