I'm having a busy week in San Francisco, attending the UCSF Care of the Hospitalized Patient conference, tackling research at the UCSF library, and running around with my nutty mother and her nutty Pekinese dog. The Wrap is therefore on the brief side, but still finger-lickin' good:
The Country Doc just returned from a different conference in San Francisco and he commented upon the impact of the big city after living in a small town. I feel exactly the same way.
Ramona a Suture for a Living reminded us why sponge counts are so darn important.
The Highly Trained Monkey RN gives us an interesting inventory of items found in an ER patient's body folds.
Artist Susan Behm illustrated her experience of heart failure in a Moleskine notebook, a remarkable patient testament to the experience of disease.
A few bloggers hit upon topics close to the hospitalist's heart: Dr. Happy explained why 17 conditions do NOT deserve hospital admision, and the Buckeye Surgeon discusses a puzzling clinical entity called The Dwindles.
Finally, AllergyNotes was kind enough to feature my Twitter commentary on the Care of the Hospitalized Patient meeting, and even kinder to consider nominating me for the 50 Most Influential and Powerful Women in Social Media.
Excellent posts pop up around the medical blogosphere every day. I need to keep up! I might try to post about some of my San Francisco adventures this weekend, for a start.