A Box Marked “Fragile”

So at the end of a beautiful Saturday with my wife, Sena, we drove home. As we pulled into the driveway, Sena spied and, with embarrassment, mentioned that a box containing my gift for my upcoming birthday  had been delivered a bit too early. It was on our front porch. I got to carry it … Continue reading A Box Marked “Fragile”

CPCP: A Primer on Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome by the Medical Students

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kntzQiaFzOQ Here's another excellent CPCP by a pair of medical students, Paul Meirick, who's interested in internal medicine and Pablo Kollmar, who's interested in anesthesia. They both matched in their chosen residency programs so, congratulations! they also contributed the Epic Delirium Order Set slide for the screensaver post, the one with the 4-armed character. They … Continue reading CPCP: A Primer on Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome by the Medical Students

Compassion Fatigue and Osler’s Imperturbability

I read with great interest Dr. George Dawson's post on compassion fatigue. It sounded like his own special beginning of the time of closing off a part of himself so that he could do what doctors have to do for patients if they are to help them through their own horror. His account of one of … Continue reading Compassion Fatigue and Osler’s Imperturbability

Iowa Physician Acceptability Survey on MOL is History…for Me

The Iowa Physician Acceptability Survey on Maintenance of Licensure (MOL) in Iowa was sent out yesterday by e-mail link, which I completed. I've written several posts about this, the most recent on March 23, 2014. In case you can't guess, of course I completed Question 31 (“Please provide any additional comments you might have that … Continue reading Iowa Physician Acceptability Survey on MOL is History…for Me

The Word from Big Brother on Mandated CME

I thought I'd share the answers I've received from the Iowa Board of Medicine about the mandated CME requirements for chronic pain management and end of life care. I've previously posted these comments on the LinkedIn American Psychiatric Association (APA) discussion site. They think psychiatrists "likely have patient populations in each of these areas..." That's … Continue reading The Word from Big Brother on Mandated CME

Question 31 on Maintenance of Licensure Physician Survey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbBYBS_d2fE The humorous YouTube video above is from a meeting last spring held by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) on Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Maintenance of Licensure (MOL), the latter of which is what I'm going to focus on in this post. It's funny, but in an ominous sort of way … Continue reading Question 31 on Maintenance of Licensure Physician Survey

Epic Delirium Order Set Screensaver Project!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvqCdxE9k70 So in a previous post I announced the reinvigorating agenda of the Delirium Early Intervention and Prevention Project committee. One of the ideas that I had was to create screensaver images for our hospital's computers to remind doctors and nurses about the importance of being on the alert for delirium, especially in elderly patients. We're … Continue reading Epic Delirium Order Set Screensaver Project!