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Sunday, 25 October 2009
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I was looking for a doctors bag (for a GP friend of mine) and I found that all the bags on the market are so predictably subfusc.
If you are looking to buy a traditional doctors bag, you can buy one from this shop. Though it is nothing like the one in the picture, but it will do.
I was looking for something like the one which Paul Smith had in his collection many moons ago, see the picture above. Featuring a long shape with slightly rounded edges, the doctor’s bag was made popular by Prada when it introduced its nylon and leather version. These so called “Doctors Bag” can also be used as a purse or an overnight bag.
A doctor’s bag is named for its functionality. Doctor’s emergency bag has to be big, able to carry instruments, stethoscope and emergency drugs. It should also have a washable lining, lots of inner pockets, with variable compartment divisions. Doctors bag should also have separate compartments for carrying emergency drugs etc. See the list below.
Ideally, a doctors bag should be made of real leather or polyester for the cheap variety.
GP’s, use these voluminous bags depending on their needs. Some prefer to wear a jacket or coat with capacious pockets rather than carry a bag. But, in my opinion, that does not replace a doctors bag.
Doctors need a voluminous bag which will carry all the emergency equipment like:-
* Emergency drugs,
* blood pressure instruments,
* BNF (British National Formulary)
* Sterets or Alcohol wipes
* Knee Hammer
* Face Mask
* Ecg Monitors
* Pulse Oximeter
* Tape Measure
* Lubricating Jelly
* Pens and stationary Items
* Last, but not the least, prescription pads to write prescriptions on
So which one do you prefer a Chic Doctors bag or dull and boring ones?
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Stethoscope: Doctors prefer Littmann Stethoscopes! Best Stethoscope for Doctors!
Stethoscope, the ubiquitous medical instrument that says you are a doctor is used by us, health care professionals, everyday. Yet I am asked this question by medical students time and again. Doctor, which stethoscope do you use? Why Littmann Stethoscope?
I have used numerous stethoscopes all through out my career and the only one which I prefer is a Littmann Stethoscope. You can say that Littmann are the best stethoscopes for doctors and you will find that most of the medical fraternity agrees with you.
There are a plethora of choices when it comes to stethoscopes from the cheap NHS issue to the advanced cardiology ones by Littmann.
If you were to go around any hospital, the most trusted brand of stethoscopes, is hung around the doctors shoulders or in their coat pockets. And needless to say, it is Littmann, especially in the United Kingdom.
Why do Doctors prefer Littmann Stethoscopes?
Simply because they are the best!
You don’t necessarily have to take my word for it. Go ahead and test the various ones listening to the heart sounds of patients and come to your own conclusion.
I have found that, by trial and error that Littman Stethoscopes offer the best quality of sound. I am better able to differentiate cardiac murmurs, crackles and fine crepitations, when I am using my trusted Littman stethoscope.
I find Littmann stethoscopes also offer superior quality of sound transmission, when listening to a hairy man’s chest! Other stethoscopes transmit the ambient noise when the chest moves causing the hair to rub against the stethoscope diaphragm, while the Littmann’s do not!
Acoustic or Electronic Stethoscopes?
I have been trained using the acoustic stethoscope and I stand by it. Although the more advanced electronic stethoscopes offer ambient noise reduction, I have rarely needed those.
With the introduction of iPhone, we now have the iStethoscope as well!
If you are using some other brand of stethoscope, please feel fee to voice your opinion in the comments section.
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Friday, 2 October 2009
Wishing all my blog readers a Happy Gandhi Jayanti! Today, you might have noticed that Google has adorned its homepage with Mahatma Gandhi's Profile.
Gandi Ji's face profile is being used in place of the initial letter "G" of the Google's onscreen name, making him one of a small number of people who have been given such prominence on the site's search page.
Gandhi's birthday, October 2, is marked as a national holiday in India, called as Gandi Jayanti.
Born in 1869, Bapu insisted that non-violent civil disobedience was the best way to achieve change in India, and led nationwide campaigns in India - then under British rule - to achieve independence. He was assassinated at the age of 78 by a Hindu extremist, called Nathuram Godse.
Every year, we all celebrate Bapu's Birthday on 2nd October. When I was attending school, we had another day of holiday and used to thank Bapu for making India independent.
For once, I can thank Google, though of late it has been a headache to get my adwords account sorted?
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Image from Wikipedia
Dedicated to the e-mail addicts
An ambitious Software Engineer finally decided to take a vacation. He
booked himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeded to have the time of
his life. At least for a while.
A hurricane came up unexpectedly. The ship went down and was lost instantly.
The man found himself swept up on the shores of an island with no other people, no supplies, nothing. Only bananas and coconuts.
Used to five-star hotels, this guy had no idea what to do. So, for the next four months he ate bananas, drank coconut juice, longed for his old life, and fixed his gaze on the sea, hoping to spot a rescue ship.
One day, as he was lying on the beach, he spotted movement out of the corner of his eye. It was a rowboat, and in it was the most gorgeous woman he had ever seen. She rowed up to him. In disbelief, he asked her: "Where did you come from, and how did you get here?"
"I rowed from the other side of the island," she said. "I landed here when my cruise ship sank."
"Amazing," the software engineer said, "I didn't know anyone else had survived. How many of you are there? You were really lucky to have a rowboat wash up with you."
"It's only me," she said, "and the rowboat didn't wash up: nothing did."
He was confused, "Then how did you get the rowboat?"
"Oh, simple," replied the woman. "I made it out of raw material that I found on the island.. The oars were whittled from gum-tree branches, I wove the bottom from palm branches, and the sides and stern came from
a eucalyptus tree."
"But, but, that's impossible," stuttered the man. "You had no tools or hardware - how did you manage?"
"Oh, that was no problem," the woman said. "On the south side of the island, there is a very unusual strata of exposed alluvial rock. I found that if I fired it to a certain temperature, it melted into forgeable ductile iron. I used that to make tools, and used the tools to make the hardware.
But enough of that. Where do you live?"
Sheepishly, the man confessed that he had been sleeping on the beach the whole time.
"Well, let's row over to my place then," she said.
After a few minutes of rowing, she docked the boat at a small wharf. As the man looked onto shore, he nearly fell out of the boat. Before him was a stone walk leading to an exquisite bungalow painted in blue and white.
While the woman tied up the rowboat with an expertly woven hemp rope, the man could only stare ahead, dumbstruck.
As they walked into the house, she said casually, "It's not much, but I call it home. Sit down, please. Would you like to have a drink?"
"No, no, thank you," he said, still dazed. "I couldn't drink another drop of coconut juice.."
"It's not coconut juice," the woman replied. "I have made a still-How about a Pinacolada?"
Trying to hide his continued amazement, the software engineer accepted, and they sat down on her couch to talk..
After they had exchanged their stories, the woman announced, "I'm going to slip into something more comfortable. Would you like to have a shower and a shave? There is a razor upstairs in the cabinet in the bathroom."
No longer questioning anything, the man went into the bathroom. There in the cabinet was a razor made from a bone handle. Two shells honed to a hollow-ground edge were fastened to its tip, inside a swivel mechanism.
"This woman is absolutely amazing," he mused. "What next?"
When he returned, the woman greeted him. She beckoned for him to sit down next to her.
"Tell me," she began suggestively, slithering closer to him, brushing her leg against his, "We've both been out here for a very long time. You've been lonely. There's something I'm sure you really feel like doing right now, something you've been longing to do for all of these months."She stared into his eyes. He couldn't believe what he was hearing- this was like all of his dreams coming true in one day.
"You mean...," he replied, "I can check my e-mail from here?"
This email was sent by New Delhi Accommodation - I laughed & Laughed & laughed.
Posting it on my blog, so that you all can enjoy it!
The more you laugh the more endorphins are released & the less stressed you are! My motto for posting humour/ jokes on my blog!
BTW, if you have something witty or funny or want to do a guest post on my blog, contact me!