Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DOCTOR made Halloween Costumes

HALLOWEEN is just around the corner.

If you are in a pinch for a costume here are some quick HOSPITALstyle worthy last minute costume ideas:

MAD SURGEON: crazy make-up. surgical gown and mask. walk around with shears

TRAUMA patient: use a patient gown, neck brace and some bandages and ketchup/red paint/lipstick for blood. You can even make a splint for yourself for one of your arms.

XRAY: most are now digitalized, but you can put a white sheet of paper or some sort of battery powered light behind an XRAY (old school) if there are any laying around and connect it over your shoulders to one in the back. Can even wear scrubs under this...

The nurse costume is also a never fail option...

 Or add your dog to the medical team.

When in doubt, just wear your scrubs.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Store your Bike with Style

Finding the perfect place for your bike is difficult. Especially when you live in New York City. Check out this fabulous way to store your bike in a stylish way.

The Bike Shelf: 300.00

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fear of Needles?

We did not go into medicine to conquer our fear of needles. However, if you are like me somewhere along the way the fear develops. In caring for patients with HIV, Hep C and other blood borne illnesses there develops a certain level of risk when placing IV lines. We have all had co-workers who have suffered needle sticks. It does happen - and more often than we would like.

It also happened to Dr. Douglas Dieterich (Director of Outpatient Hepatology) at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Years ago, as a third year medical student he contracted Hepatitis C from a needle stick and subsequently made treating Hepatitis his life's passion. He has succeeded and has cured his own illness and countless others.

Check out the New York Times feature on him here:

Well done!