A few people have requested that I start putting together recommended-blog lists for various healthcare professions. I have created a link on my main page which will collect all the various existing posts where I recommend any blogs, so you can peruse My Recommendations at your leisure.
Next on the docket: Nurse Practitioner (NP) blogs. Anybody got one to recommend? Feel free to recommend yourself if this applies to you!
I’ve put together a little list of PA student/professional blogs, from your submissions last week (thank you, Cranquistadors!) plus a couple I stumbled on by my own danged self. Here they are, in order of “time spent living in the PA world” (as stated on their blogs, or as best estimated by me):
Did I miss any?
Any good PA Tumblrs that you would recommend? Submit them, I’ll check them out and put together a “Cranquis-Approved” list for future reference.
(Yes, of COURSE you can submit yourself!)
This story was too long to post all at once, so I’ve decided to post it as a miniseries, a la Sherlock and Downton Abbey. It is based on one of the most emotionally taxing patient encounters I have had so far in my medical career. I hope y’all enjoy it.
Ah, I love when my clinic days don’t start until 9. I can actually get caught up on my work and maybe have 15 or 20 minutes to read a bit, too. This is great. Let me check my schedule for the morning…hmm… pelvic pain—don’t know that patient—oh great, she’s new.…then a new OB continuity patient… crap, she needs an interpreter. That visit will take forever…ok then a stuffy nosed kid. Not like I haven’t seen a thousand of those this week… and then a neck pain. This schedule just keeps getting better and better. This guy will probably turn out to be a pain in my neck and ask for Lortab. Great…
Oh man, a cliff-hanger mini-series about The C Word… written by one of the freshest/ funniest (but in this case, thought-provoking/tear-jerking) med-blrs out there. You gotta start reading this before the final chapter comes out!
I feel like angels are singing. I just had the perfect patient. He didn’t give any trouble. He was very sweet. He gave a perfect history. He was understanding. He ACTUALLY wanted to go home!
I WANT TO GIVE YOU A MEDAL.
So… I’ve been following this Tumblr for a while now, and it’s hilarious! The author, who works in an Emergency Room (doctor? resident? tech? nurse? unsure), captures moments of hilarity and stupidiocy in sweet and short posts that make me laugh.
“So then, Cranquis,” you ask, “why haven’t you shared this blog with us, your faithful readers, sooner?”
Because. Because I’m SELFISH. Because I have derived immature pleasure from knowing that I am one of the only people currently reading this blog! Because it’s been my personal treasure trove of amusement! Because it’s mine, my own, MY PRECIOUS AND I WANTS IT!
Just wanted to tell you because you’re amazing and awesome. Took my NCLEX-RN yesterday, found out I passed today. YAHHHH I’M AN RN NOW!!! :)
Well well well, what do we have here? The Tumblr of a freshly-minted 100%-official hard-earned and well-deserved RN? AWESOME!
If you are looking for a blog with plenty of useful tips for student nurses and for preparing for the NCLEX, you should check out bloopz!
Oooh, yes! Another good one! Not just a mountain of radiology images (xray, CT, etc) with a new image posted 3x/week, but also explanations of the associated medical conditions with links to related articles on the “parent” website, Radiopaedia.org.
Thanks for the tip, itsglitz!
Spending too much time on Tumblr? Well now you can make your procrastination time a little more productive by perusing USMLEpathslides. It’s well organized and pretty useful for studying, from what I’ve seen, so check it out!
Ok, I’ll admit, my first reaction to this recommendation was: “Ugh, pathology slides. So glad I don’t have to pretend to understand those anymore.”
Then I checked out the website. HOT DIGGITY DOG, it’s not JUST pathology slides! There’s gross anatomy pictures, physical exam findings, radiology images — it’s a veritable cornucopia of visual study aids! And so well-organized that it just about makes me nauseous with envy.
“YOU NEED STUDY FOR STEP 1, YOU HATE READ BOOK? YOU GO THIS WEBSITE FOR WHILE!”