MedBlogs Grand Rounds XXXII

12 hours early (MD/PhDers are like that) comes: Tales of a MD/PhD student: Grand Rounds XXXII: A Day In The Life of a Medical Student.

Finish studying and do a final check of Medlogs. Stumble upon a post by The Anonymous Clerk asking Does NPO Include Holy Food? Decide to head to bed. Because tomorrow will be filled with interesting clinical correlation lectures instead of biochemistry, I’m actually planning on going to class in the morning….

Enjoy!

GruntDoc Turns Three today!

and I already blew it out

Today marks the third anniversary of blogging for me.  I started with Blogger, then Blogger pro, both on blogspot.  I toyed with RadioUserland, but wasn’t smart enough for it, then MovableType, and now TypePad.

It’s been more fun than I thought it would be, and has allowed me to join a community of very interesting people.  For that, I can be truly thankful.

I’m also thankful that you folks keep reading; I appreciate you all.

Stat!

Greater Milwaukee Today spent the night in an ER: Stat!.

It?s a Friday night, a time when people usually are at movies, out to dinner, or relaxing at home after a long workweek. But not for the staff at Froedtert Hospital?s Emergency Department arena. It?s 9 p.m., and many of them have worked past their regularly scheduled shift. They sustain themselves with caffeine, and there?s a half-dozen bottles of Diet Mountain Dew ringing the workspace. Other staff members walk through, taking a sip of cold coffee or warm soda before they go check on their assigned patients.

"We?ve been getting our butts kicked since 7 a.m. this morning," admits David Gay, R.N. "It?s the icy roads; we had a number of car accidents. There were more police officers here at 11 a.m. than nurses."

Nicely written, not over-dramatized account of an apparently slow night in an ED.  This happens a lot in ED’s: a VIP will come to ‘see trauma’ and we’ll spend the night staring at the walls.