June 18, 2009, 10:24 am

Patients for a Moment: A New Blog Carnival Hits the Scene!

patientforamomentWell, it’s about time!

There is a new blog carnival in town and this time it’s all about the patients!

Which means it’s all about you and me, because all of us, at one time or another, are the patients.

The new carnival, Patients for a Moment is the brainchild of patient blogger Duncan Cross.  The first edition is up and if first impressions are lasting, this should be one successful carnival!

Head on over, check it out and most definitely consider sending in a post for edition #2!


Side note: Tuesday was my 30th wedding anniversary; my husband and I were treated to dinner by my son and daughter-in-law. Absolutely wonderful!

But…I missed the premier of “HawthoRNe” (and I have a DVR!).

So, many thanks to those who are leaving comments – I am hoping to catch the first episode on the internet.  From what I am hearing, it’s not all that realistic.

Did you see it?  What did you think?


  • Amy

    June 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Hawthorne was good…I thought anyway.. somewhat realistic except for the nurse giving the patient some sexual gratification…let me know what you think…

  • Candy

    June 19, 2009 at 8:38 am

    How many people would call the CNO of a big hospital (THE CNO) to talk a patient down? Not gonna happen in the hospitals I know…but I do love Jada Pinkett Smith (maybe they can get hunky husband to guest star) and think there is promise here, if they can find more REAL situations. Her mom is a nurse; maybe she can help with ideas…

  • Melody RN

    June 19, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I watch and was surprisingly satisfied. The CNO was called by the jumper on the roof because she was the wife of his best friend, and it was the anniversary of his death. I liked when the CNO stood up for her nurse who gave too much insulin because the arrogant MD said “follow my order”. I do think the CNO is involved in more patient involvement than is realistic. Hopefully the writers can build on the CNO supporting nurses and allow the other nurses to be the stars of the patient care scenarios.

  • Denise H

    June 21, 2009 at 9:24 am

    “One of our best nurses” risked his license giving to much insulin when he knew it was too much? I don’t think so. And let’s not mention the baby moving all arms and legs freely and then they turn him over and say “Uhoh, spina bifida.” I’m going to give it one more try, but my son says he knows why I was never allowed to watch ER with my daughter.

  • EDRNKaren

    June 21, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I am not allowed to watch those shows anymore. My family thinks I am “too critical”. Well, if you call pointing out that they are doing compressions and pushing drugs but have no airway critical…I guess.

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