People often ask why I don’t share my political viewpoints when speaking or on social media. My response, “Politics can bring out the worst in a person. Why do I want to alienate 50% of my audience out of the gate?”
About this time of year Certified Legal Nurse Consultants’ thoughts turn to the purchase of a new computer. Perhaps you feel it’s time to upgrade from your old desktop that takes 45 minutes to boot up in the morning to one of the sleek All-In-One computers. You might be a road warrior who’s tired of hauling an old 70 lb. laptop and are craving a new SSD Ultrabook. Or maybe you’re counter-PC-culture and have an older Mac computer but want to upgrade to a sleek, thin MacBook Air laptop.
Wired magazine has coined the term “distracted doctoring” to describe physicians who use laptops, smartphones and tablets during surgery. While we all know that the use of devices is not isolated to the OR department, it is still shocking to imagine that this is happening, especially in a so-called sterile environment.
I attended a business function for one of our vendors and the dress code was “business casual,” a variable term here in Houston. The owner of the company who was sponsoring the event was there with his wife – both dressed in “Neiman’s casual.” Several employees of the company were also there, dressed in “Nordstrom’s casual.” About the middle of the evening, the son of the owner, who also works for the company and will probably one day own it, turned up in “college casual.” You can guess what that looked like.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know the utility of searching MEDLINE and other wonderful National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases when doing research for your legal nurse consulting work product. In case you’ve gotten rusty, this week’s Tuesday Tech Tip is a quick review on searching MEDLINE versus PubMed.