The Weekly Wrap is back! I haven't gotten fully up to speed on my daily blog reads yet, but there's been plenty to keep my mind busy:
- The Anesthesioboist raises a question: How do doctors cope with bad outcomes? I only wish I knew.
- Dr. David discusses breaking bad news to patients with abnormal test results. This is never easy, and I wish I knew one, single way to approach the task which is right for every patient.
- The unstoppable Ramona Bates of Suture for a Living gave us two brilliant teaching posts this week, on management of hemangiomas and metabolic abnormalities occurring after bariatric surgery.
- Doctor Rob has his lessons to teach, too. Here's the second part of his cardiac exam tutorial.
- The Rural Blog reminds us of region and industry-specific illnesses, such as black lung--important during an election year in which health care policy is undergoing such scrutiny.
- The Country Doctor recounts an example of urban/rural culture clash. I've seen less obnoxious examples of this phenomenon many times since moving to Rural.
- Buckeye Surgeon shares a scary case of small bowel volvulus. My impression: Yikes.
- Dr. Happy discusses differences between doctors' and family members' perceptions of acute illness. He hits upon a similar theme when he rightly identifies excessive antibiotic use with the rise in C.Difficile infection.
- I like to read the blogs of OB nurses who share stories of wonder and horror from Labor & Delivery. The Triage Queen at Ready to Deliver? gives us a story of a woman who just wanted her pants cut off--and the reason why. Nurse Lochia describes a case of a short perineum associated with a fourth-degree laceration.
Looking forward to what next week will bring!