Yes, we’re almost a week into the month. In a somewhat unusual turn of events, I actually took the holiday weekend OFF. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
So, what’s caught my eye recently? A few things.
- Which surgery residents are most at risk for attrition? We have some ideas based upon this outstanding paper. Now we need to figure out WHY this happens.
- We tend to be generous with pharmacologic therapies in the ICU setting, generally for good reason. Nevertheless, medication errors are one of the most common safety report issues in hospitals. This Clinical Practice Guideline from SCCM reminds us that we do need to be good stewards and identifies the opportunities for doing so.
- Are you struggling with giving your learners feedback? It’s not a surprise with the dearth of high-quality, evidence based recommendations.
- For those who aren’t aware that Montana has lost over 1 million acres to fires in the last two months, here’s a relevant online piece from the New Yorker. Between Harvey hitting my cultural homeland last week and watching a state I’ve grown to love burn, I’ve got a lot of sadness about events largely beyond anyone’s control right now. Irma is the proverbial frosting on the cake.
Fun reading? I may have too many books going right now. I pulled out some Brian Doyle (The Plover) for my trip to Portland last weekend because it only seemed appropriate. If you’re not familiar with his work, this essay gives you a lovely taste of it. I’m reading (and learning from!) Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit. September book group is our annual foray into nonfiction, this month with Ta-Nahisi Coates Between the World and Me.
Happy almost-Fall, y’all. Stay safe!