In our house, our new favorite music is by Mike Tompkins. He’s a Canadian with an awesome voice and a mean music engineering ability. He write/produces himself singing songs he does a capella. Fun to listen to!
I had an awesome cardiology Rotation, where I was able to see a lot of aspects of the care of a patient with and without cardiac issues. While I was there, my preceptor and I would often wax philosophic and he told me about the book, “The House of God” (which I have yet to read), and how there was an attending in that book with ten laws. I re-wrote them for Dr. K, in his honor, and thought they’d be funny to post.
Laws of the House of Kazienko
1. Crapsults are cardioprotective – the more a patient is consulted, the less likely they are to have a cardiac event.
2. Crapsults never stop
3. At a Code Blue, the first procedure is to find out who called it
4. ER Docs don’t diagnose myxomas, they trip over them.
5. Echos never come first.
6. There is no heart cavity that cannot be reached with an esophageal ultrasound or a catheter — and a good dose of sedatives
7. Digoxin is like holy water, a little bit never hurts.
8. (Age + HR) * 0.01 = Dig Bolus
9. The only good Crapsults are from real cardiologists
10. If you don’t order a stress test without symptoms, you wont find obesity induced dyspnea.
11. Show me a BMS going into GP who can understand a differential of CHF, and I will kiss his feet.
12. If the ER doc and the medical student both see raised troponins in the ER, then there can be no MI happening.
13. The delivery of good cardiac care is to do as much nothing as possible and keep the old timer GPs from doing more than that.
14. Your soul belongs to Jesus, but your heart belongs to me.
David S Keith, OMSIII, MSPH (Now DO, MSPH)
Thanks Dr. K
I thought this was awesome:
The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness.
– Andre Malraux
Not that I think we’re in a prison, but it is amazing what we can conjure within our souls, if we’re just a product of random generation….not eternal creation.
It makes sense that we try to find out tribe. We want to be in a mixture of people whom we are a part of their family, in a sense, I think he made some interesting points about being a leader, but what does it also say about us, as participants?
So, this is an old TED talk, but one that was really inspiring. Going to school has never been my favorite thing, especially in very structured environments. I was lucky to have had a couple teachers at the right time be more open. I really liked this talk.
So, I’m a big fan of TED. I think they have interesting talks and interesting people. With my polymath mind, I like to study people’s genius and saw this talk which was just given, and I was really impressed. How much of creativity is us and how much is God?