Archives for August 24, 2004

What does it look like…

when a family of 6 who’s been exposed to rabies shows up in the ED? It looks like this:
rabid nurses

The nurses wound up assigning one nurse to this project for about an hour, calculating how much immunoglobulin for each (it’s body-mass based), filling out paperwork, etc. (Yes, there are only 4 charts in the picture, and there’s more than one nurse, but they were all working hard on the project when I walked by).

We’ve had enough rabies scares that I’ve been asked to talk about it at the next big nursing CME class, so that’ll give me even more to blather on about.

Cheating Chernobyl

New Scientist
Interesting interview with a reactor engineer from Chernobyl, on The Night and his life thereafter.

Middle Man Mess

TCS: Tech Central Station – Middle Man Mess

If employers bear the cost of health insurance, then I’m the Easter Bunny. It is fairy-tale economics to believe that “nice” employers give away health insurance, while “mean” employers withhold it. In reality, employers compensate their employees using a combination of cash and non-cash benefits. Workers bear the cost of health insurance.

As an Independent Contractor, I buy my own insurance; it’s high-deductible, and it’s expensive. Is it worth it? Hard to say, but I don’t want to be left without it.