For those of us in the United States last week was a week of monumental caloric intake. There was greenbean casserole, tater tots, mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, corn three different ways, squash, stuffing with sausage and without, pumpkin bread, and of course the turkey that brought upon us a copious amount of tryptophan. I didn’t even mention dessert and already I’m feeling the effects! While this week the caloric intake is back down to somewhat normal levels the intellectual intake is up across the EMS Blogosphere! Here are some of our favorite posts served up for your enjoyment…
- Have you met Lizzie yet? She just joined us here at EMS Blogs and does a wicked karaoke for a small town girl
- DroidMedic reveals that the official version of Google Reader is now available for all us Droidheads. Google attributes the delay (2+ years) to a bad motivator…
- Congrats to TOTWTYTR for his kill. Luckily there isn’t a market for hog kidneys otherwise he may have received a visit from a bad idea that is now a reality in my own city. You can bet I’ll be saying something about it early next week myself…
- Jim Hoffman offers potential solutions for frequent fliers. In my personal opinion, if we had effective definitive care there would be no such thing so in the meantime we should give them the same benefits as a TSA screener gives… only without the warmed nuts
- Rogue Medic continues the dissection of the 2010 AHA Guidelines tackles Amiodarone in cardiac arrest in Part I and Part II with Part III of this riveting study still to come!
- Greg Friese has an intriguing interview with Nightingale of Mosul author Susan Luz this week. Listening to her speak on both her experiences and her original disinterest in being an author was highly enlightening as to both war time medical care (from which EMS was born) and who these types of books truly pay tribute to
- Future Ditch Doctor explains the common bane of a medical student’s existence in dosage formulas. Any advice or tricks are appreciated in the #QuestForTheDiscoPatch
- Hybrid Medic takes one of the most notoriously nerve wracking call types head on in plain english when he goes over OB emergencies. In shiny happy news, the baby was not named after Jay
- Paramedicine 101 features Rogue Medic discussing how companies should NOT respond to negative research. I’m not even going to go into how your ads should actually reflect a service that uses your product…
- Coma Toast ponders the extremely frustrating problem of transferring routine applicable real world knowledge to the bookworms. Padded soft splint is not included… my own preference is a Louisville Slugger. Just sayin’
- Russ Reina tells us what Ghandi did and the lessons we can learn from it… and no, it’s not the celibacy part that’s important!
- Medic Trommashere reflects on the importance of anniversaries
- Insomniac Medic reveals the moment of regret for a lifetime of indiscretion when one lacks a sense of self-preservation
- Justin Schorr wrote about the death of a legend. I myself have had similar experiences and have attended a funeral for three of those myself
- Mark Glencorse showed us something we should already be doing even though we don’t receive training or recognition for it. That is a great example of what EMS 2.0 means to me personally
- The EMS Blogfather Kelly Grayson explains that while you may have every detergent known to man, there are just some stains that won’t come out. This post blew me away and I’m sure it will do the same to you
Have a great safe weekend!