MedBlogs Grand Rounds 2:34

It’s up: Doc Around The Clock: Grand Rounds Vol. 2, No. 34

Enjoy yourselves. Wow, but that’s a lot of posts.

Pharmacists in the Emergency Department

Our joint has some spare change, apparently, and we’re daily going to have about 10 hours of pharmacist coverage in the ED during our peak hours.  This is a trial, and we want to make it work.

Unfortunately, nobody really knows where they’ll be handiest.  Should they concentrate on the nursing home admits, pointing to the (no doubt myriad) drug interactions on their multi-page MAR’s, or just troll around and look at the ED charts for what pops up?  We don’t know.

I’m looking for constructive thoughts, and real-life "we tried this and found that (fill in the blank) works".  (I’m also looking for amusing recommendations, but keep it clean).

Let the comments flow… 

MedGadget on BlogBurst: Bloggers be aware

The normally even-tempered Dr. O of MedGadget and his fellow bloggers have been reporting on the republication of bloggers’ work in major newspapers, bandwidth theft, etc., and he’s ticked-off about it:

Our website Medgadget.com (usually a quiet place to learn about the latest medical technologies) has been investigating a new service from Pluck, called BlogBurst. We have learned and revealed a number of questionable practices by the company – from republishing entire contents of bloggers on newspaper sites to deeplinking images from bloggers and innocent bystander websites. The most outrageous thing is that some of the nations’ leading newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, and the Austin American-Statesman, are engaged in the deeplinking and republishing for profit.

Please spread the message! It is time for us, bloggers, to say that we value and respect our work.

I value their work, too. I didn’t sign up for Pluck (and I don’t have the kind of content they’d find useful, anyway), and now I’m glad I didn’t. There’s a lot on the practice, at their site.