Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because it’s simple and uncomplicated. Of course I also love seeing the young children in costume and their innocence when they come to our door to collect their treats. Some of these trick-or-treaters are shy, some brave, some greedy and most are polite. One year, instead of candy, we gave out koosh balls – you would have thought it was Christmas!
Archive for month: October, 2013
“It’s not what you make of the world, it’s what you make of yourself that’s important” is one of the ways I want to be remembered. That’s a truly profound way of living. We’re surrounded by constant opportunities for trying to make sense of the world, but at the end of the day, do we really want to be remembered by what we think about Nancy Grace or the last Twitter® distraction?
I love writing what I call the “4-Ts,” Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tips, and I’ve tried to cover a variety of subjects to help you with your legal nurse consulting businesses and technology. Often the 4-Ts spring from issues I’m having or have helped someone else solve. And, I’ve covered serious subjects such as computer upgrades, keyboard shortcuts, smartphone security and anti-malware software but every once in a while I have some fun and cover subjects such as the Brolly Umbrella for text addicts.
Doctors are starting to recognize that smartphones can lead to negligence issues in healthcare beyond the issue of distracted doctoring, e.g., surgeons with smartphones in hand.
Every Certified Legal Nurse Consultant knows that customary practice can actually be negligent practice. It turns out that nothing is more evident of customary, negligent practice than medically unnecessary C-sections (also known as “early elective delivery”).
I love Cirque du Soleil and see every new show that I can, sometimes even more than once. They combine dance, acrobatics, visuals and just good old-fashioned daring into an immersive experience (and they’ve got funny clowns). If you’re attending one of my CLNC® 6-Day Certification Seminars in Orlando or Las Vegas, treat yourself to a show after the CLNC Certification Exam on Saturday – you deserve it and you’ll love it.
A study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine determined that interns at two large academic medical facilities spent just 12% of their time in direct patient care – that is examining and interacting with patients. This is an average of just 8 minutes a day spent with each patient each day. Where do they spend the majority of their time? Mostly on indirect patient care:
I’m mentioned in past blogs that every time you do a search on the Internet your search engine looks at the cookies stored on your computer and your past searches. They then provide you with search results based on what you’ve searched for in the past. This type of behavior can influence your legal nurse consulting research by limiting what you see to what the search engines think you want to see, even if you’re thinking about seeing something different.
Here we are deep in the final stages of seminar season and by now I should be a packing expert. Today though, I feel like an amateur. This trip I forgot to pack my underwear. Luckily I’m in Las Vegas ☺. This is the second time I forgot to pack underwear for Vegas and Tom is starting to believe this is just an excuse to go shopping.
Have you ever noticed that people who are exhausted all the time are the ones who expend a huge amount of unnecessary motion?