I just adore the I Can Has Cheeseburger – LOL Cat site and the kittehs provide our background theme for the week.
This is also a great place to let you know that the Med/health bloggers will be meeting again at BlogWorld/New Media Expo 10 in Las Vegas, October 14 – 16, 2010! Put in those time-off requests, save up the dough because what happened in Vegas is going to happen again in Vegas (okay, maybe not the serenading at dinner…)!
And now, without further ado, our Feature Presentation!
CPR Kitteh is pretty excited there! And I’m excited to showcase the Editor’s Picks of the Week, right here!
Kent from the ICSI Health Care Blog discusses Why Smart People Don’t Learn From Failures. Be sure to download the article by Chris Argyris. A fascinating study what keeps us from learning from our mistakes.
This post should be titled “Lauren gettin down wit her bad self!”. The actual title is Wheelchair Dance and I dare anyone to keep their fingers from tappin’ while they read! Lauren, you are truly a Novel Patient!
HIPAA kitteh may never tell, but I found out some new things this week!
Fibro Mom at the Fibromyalgia Blog has some advice for daughter Dot, who is dealing with repercussions from an MVA three years ago: Dot! Don’t Just Lie There, You Could Die — Well, Sort of…
Health reform kitteh is pooped out; a kitteh will take any excuse for a nap!
David at HealthBlawg doesn’t think we need to wait for the Feds to start working on improving access, cost and quality of health care and he has the ideas to prove it in Holy Mackarel: Scott Brown, Health Reform Redux and What Can (Should) Happen Next.
Over at Health Business Blog, David Williams posts that Oncologists Care About Costs, noting “Oncologists are already taking cost into account in treatment, so we might as well encourage objective comparative effectiveness research.”
In a post near and dear to my heart, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s User’s Guide to the Health Reform Galaxy Blog looks at one group whose voices and opinions should be a larger part of the health care debate: nurses! Lots of folks agree, check out Call to Action: Tapping Nurses’ Leadership and Expertise.
Ever heard of Gaucher’s Disease? Me, neither. But it is rare, and treatment is breathtakingly expensive. Henry from InsureBlog explains what it is, and how the Orphan Drug Act works to help its victims.
From the “This job is killing me!” department Clinical Cases and Images reports that Night Shift/Calls May Lead to Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease.
Speaking of rodents, Dr. Charles writes about mouse sperm cooperation and segues into maximizing human male reproduction capabilities in Mouse Sperm Cooperatively Swimming Together and Other Thoughts. I may never look at Mickey the same way, again.
Laika from Laika’s MedLiblog notes you can “scan” the Cochrane Collaboration for evidence on disaster interventions in Cochrane Evidence Aid for Catastrophes Like Haiti’s Earthquake. Did you know quick debriefings are not helpful?
Hey docs! You have to see patients ASAP, it’s the law! Sorry, having a hard time getting my mind around this one. Sounds like the ACP Internist is, too. Check out The Doctor Will See You Shortly – by Law.
Doc Gurley wants to spread the wellth! No, that’s not a typo! Get the scoop at ACL Injury, Lung Cancer, Free Classes for Your Health: A Get Wellth Round-up! (P.S. If you watch TV shows on the computer, does that count towards your demise?)
Alison at Shoot Up or Put Up is “pancreatically impaired” and, as she notes in Why Are Insulin Pens So Ugly?“, It’s not life saving stuff, but having an insulin pen that’s vaguely attractive really wouldn’t be hard to do and would be very nice to have.”
Speaking of surgery, NPs Save Lives at The Nurse Practitioner’s Place notes that she is already doing what a recent study recommends in Nurse Practitioner Ahead of the Game in Treatment of MRSA. Seems to me we were having pre-op patients shower with anti-bacterial soap way back in the late ’70s…
If you are sick enough to be in a hospital, you are sick enough to need IV access. Ah, but what kind of IV access? The Happy Hospitalist takes on Vein Light Technology and IV Access. Always provocative, never boring, Happy lists the hierarchy of IV starters ; )
I love The Muse, RN! Did you read that RWJF post on nurses a few links above? Well, so did she and here is her great response: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Wants Me. And I concur with her conclusion!
And that’s it for this week’s Grand Rounds. Many thanks to those who submitted. Thanks to Nick at Blogborygmi for organizing (drop him an email if you would like to host!) and Dr. Val at Better Health for promoting Grand Rounds.
Next week, your host will be Dr. Rob at Musings of a Distractible Mind.
Thanks for reading!