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September 21, 2009

BehindTheMedspeak: EZ-IO Intraosseous Infusion System made my jaw drop

I've seen it advertised in medical journals and read reports in the literature but none of that prepared me for the amazing video demonstration above.

Long story short: The device drills a 15G IV directly into large bones in less than five seconds with little pain, delivers up to 150cc/minute without a pressure bag and comes out with no pain or hematoma.

Simply astounding.

Where was this puppy back in the day when it was just exhausted me and my hands in a procedure room at 2 a.m., a nurse to hold a dehydrated, screaming kid who'd been stuck a million times previously and had no veins left, and the imperative of establishing venous access to administer fluid and medications?

September 21, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

Corn boat with integrated holders


From the website:


Corn Boats and Holders Set

Serve corn on the cob conveniently.

Pairs of corn holders nestle in the ends of these plastic boats.

Slide them out and insert into your corn to easily secure hot, buttery cobs.

Boat dimensions: 11"L  x 3"W x 1¼"H.


Set of 2 boats: $12.99 (corn not included).

September 21, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Helpful Hints from joeeze: Quick and dirty way to find out what a person's like


tweeted yesterday afternoon: "I found a good way to find out more about the person who is standing in front of me: 'what is your Twitter address?' I add that and see bio."

The thing is, you've gotta be wired to make it happen.

Maybe that's my problem.

September 21, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Baby Cry Analyzer — John Waters, call your office


"Finally — find out why the kid is crying."

From websites:


Why Cry Baby Analyzer


Controlling the cries of an inconsolable baby is one of the first true tests any parent goes through. It's one of those things that will keep you up all night regardless of which sleep medication you prefer. Sure, you have to be to work at sunrise, but they don't know that! All they know is that they are NOT happy! And while putting in Episode IV may work when you're upset, children are an entirely different monster (think more Godzilla, rather than Sloth).

The Why Cry Baby Analyzer is the baby monitor of your dreams! Its advanced frequency analysis technology only needs 20 seconds to let you know why your child is screaming to the heavens. Whether your baby is Stressed, Sleepy, Annoyed, Bored or Hungry, this device will identify it on its LCD screen. In addition to being very portable (adjustable Velcro strap for easy attachment), it comes equipped with a symptoms chart and guide with tips on how to properly stimulate your child's development. Not to mention being your ticket to some peace and quiet!

Now get a good night's sleep. 3:00 a.m. comes early.

Product Information:

• This crying analyzer detects why your child is crying (i.e. Stressed, Sleepy, Annoyed, Bored or Hungry)

• Distance between the Why Cry and the baby should be 1 to 6 feet to detect properly

• Other noises in the room may cause a false reading

• Displays the temperature and humidity in the room

• Used by adults for all ages (0+)

• 4 AA batteries included

• 6.3" x 6.3" x 2"



September 21, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Repetitive Vision — by Yayoi Kusama


Her 1996 creation is part of the permanent exhibition at Pittsburgh's Mattress Factory Art Museum.

September 21, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wire Glue — Conductive Glue


Is solder over?

And what about splicing?

From the website:


Wire Glue — Conductive Glue

Using the latest advances in microcarbon technology, this glue actually conducts electricity.

For both AC and DC low voltage circuits.

Dries overnight to a super strong hold.

Each jar contains 0.3 fl. oz.




September 21, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

New England Foliage Map — Where the colors are


"Register as a foliage ambassador to make reports."

[via Milena]

September 21, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Mini-Library Necklace


Antique leather bindings, Strathmore drawing paper pages.


11 miniature books.



[via The Daily What and Notcot]

September 21, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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