Geriatric Nursing’s top 99 nurse blogs, and I’m one of them!

The whole list is here, and it looks pretty good (Emergiblog is still out there, which is nice, most of the others were new to me), and then there’s the writeup they gave this humble blog:

Allen is an emergency care physician from Texas who describes himself as “a grunt in the doctor world”. Having been immersed in the critical aspects of healthcare for most of his career, the Grunt Doc has certification in Emergency Medicine and is now retired, living with his family. His commentary is at times amusing, other times quick-witted and sharp – but it always manages to put a smile on our faces.

That’s very nice but I’m not retired, though admittedly I’m not as fast as I once was.

 

If you’re looking for a day or two of good reading that’s a great place to start.

And, thanks Geriatric Nursing!

 


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