July 22, 2008, 7:19 am

Grand Rounds, Grand Announcements!

funny pictures

The only thing missing from this picture is the coffee cup!

Our one-and-only Grunt Doc takes on hosting duties for Grand Rounds for the sixth time (and yes, the April Fool’s edition counted!).

This marks the 200th edition!

Be sure to read from the bottom up. My post is the last one in the list.

(I have no shame…)


Change of Shift is Thursday, and right now I have a lot of submissions from….people who are not nurses!

Now, I’ve been reading and I know you all have a post you are just dying to submit, so take a moment and shoot me a link in an email! Right up top – the “Contact” button and Blog Carnival are just waiting to ferry your submission across the sea of cyberspace.

You can’t hide, I know where you blog!


Congratulations are in order for nurse blogger colleague Keith Carlson of Digital Doorway! Keith has won the ValueCare, ValueNurses Nurse Blogger Scholarship! I’ll let Keith describe what he’ll be doing with his new award:

Basically, I was chosen as the one nurse blogger in the United States who will receive a generous stipend to blog several times each month on issues salient to healthcare reform and the current crisis in healthcare as we prepare for the presidential election. It is a very big task and I’m still preparing mentally for the challenge. I would appreciate any guidance or advice, as well as links to articles or websites that might be fodder for my writing process.

I’ve been a fan of Keith and his writing for a long time, and if anyone can make sense of our health care issues as we go into this election, he’s da man! And trust me, there is lots of fodder out here , so be sure to send Keith any information you think he can use!

As if this weren’t enough, Keith is working with a new nursing community entitled “NurseLinkUp”. I just checked it out, head on over and say hi!


Congratulations are also due to nursing community Nurse Connect as they celebrate their first year of bringing nurses together.

I’ve had the pleasure of watching the site grow over the last 12 months and I appreciate the support they have given to Emergiblog.

Happy Birthday guys!


You may have noticed a new addition to the Emergiblog sidebar.

I’d like to welcome Nursezone.com to Emergiblog and encourage you to check out their nursing resources.

My favorite section is the rotating articles on the main page, one of which deals with a focus how to handle hospital bullies.

Bullies? In hospitals? Aren’t we all adults?

Yes, yes and one would hope!

Read how “bullying” tactics are affecting health care.

Wait until you see who is behind the initiative to promote an emotionally healthy workplace! I may have to eat some crow…


Original post from www.emergiblog.com.


  • Joanne

    July 22, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Thank you Kim for recognizing NurseConnect. We are all very excited about our one year anniversary. It’s a growing community, and we thank all of our members for their support and ongoing ideas to help improve the site.

  • unsinkablemb

    July 22, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Hi, Kim! I’m playing catch up with my blog reading (and writing). I can remember when I first started blogging back in nursing school. It’s amazing to see how far our online nursing community has grown! So exciting!!!

    Hope all is well with you…


  • Mrs. Flinger

    July 22, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Wow! Look! I was all, “You could BLOG about ER nurse things!” LOL! I loved meeting you. So awesome. Love this joint you got here. Am going to feed reader it.. and …. added. XO

  • NurseKeith

    July 23, 2008 at 1:47 pm


    First of all, thank you for your kind words and for your consistent support. You are always so selfless in your recognition of others, and I appreciate that about you so very much.

    Second, I certainly would like input vis-a-vis my challenge of blogging for the scholarship from Value Care, Value Nurses, so anyone who has something to say, please come over to Digital Doorway and say hello and give me a piece of your mind!

    Lastly, thanks to Kim for recognizing Nurse LinkUp. We are the new kids on the nurse networking block, and as we grow the site, we welcome new members to come and be part of the process. We are open to suggestions, and we are, I believe, the only nurse networking site that hosts user-generated blogs! So, for those of you intimidated by starting a blog on your lonesome, consider blogging over at Nurse LinkUp, instead!

    All my best to Kim and Emergiblog, now and always…


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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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