I recently came across this podcast put out by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Texas that explains Umbilical cord stem cell donation for Cancer patients. I recently had a student assigned to a mom doing cord blood banking in L/D we discussed it briefly in post-conference. I passed this along to them for further information. Don’t know if anyone else might have use for this resource. They also have coverage on other topics pertaining to cancer patients, their care and latest research.
I will be attending the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Conference this weekend in San Jose, Ca. I will be a first time attender. Will anyone else be there?
Link to more information about the conference bellow. Still not too late to register if you are local:
I’ll try and post from the conference any pearls of wisdom….
ISTE Eduverse Talks today at 5pm will be with the creators of MUVERs LLC and their simulation training for healthcare professionals in SL. I actually heard them present in the “Emerging Technologies in Nursing Education” Conference in La Jolla last month and they were amazing. Come and listen in if you can.
Bellow is the posting from ISTE on the event from http://secondlife.iste.wikispaces.net/events :
ISTE Eduverse Talks
Redefining Innovation: Programming Complex, Immersive Simulations in Second Life
Since launching in 2003, Second Life has continued to evolve in terms of capability and sophistication, while the foundation design elements have remained largely the same. Sensing these limitations – and opportunities – three educators came together and formed MUVERs LLC, a company that designs and develops sophisticated interactive capabilities previously unheard of in Second Life. Join us for an exciting discussion with Cathy Walker (SL: PadlurownCanoe Dibou), John Miller (SL: JS Vavoom), and Scott Merrick (SL: ScottMerrick Oh) who will share their experiences with the complex, immersive simulations in Second Life, and in particular, their simulation for the medical training industry. This session promises to be one of our most forward-thinking yet, as we explore how their approach to SIM design can potentially change the way Second Life is used as a training environment.This will be a voice event; please be sure that you have a working voice setup [ideally including a headset microphone] prior to arrival!
To learn more about the guests, visit our show blog at http://www.iste-eduverse.org/blog/iste-eduverse-talks-episode-8.html
Location: ISTE Broadcast Studio: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island%203/197/238/23
If you are interested in watching past shows, go to the following website:
I had been noticing increasing advertising for Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” and decided to watch the pilot available on itunes for free (for those interested in watching it yourselves). I was greatly disappointed with how “Nurse Jackie” portrayed the nursing profession and when done was in shock by what I had just watched. In the span of 1 hours the main character (Nurse Jackie), an ER nurse in New York City, forges an organ donor’s card, steals money from one patient to give to a poor patient, has sex on the job with a pharmacist to get narcotics for her lower back pain and flushes a body part of a mouthy patient down the toilet. Not to mention the portrayal of the male nurse and the nursing student in the clinical setting. True, this is just a dark comedy and not a documentary or reality TV show, but does this portrayal of nursing, and for that matter male nurses and nursing students, change how nurses are socially viewed as a profession? Do you think that nursing students (and prospective nursing students) might have unrealistic expectations of what nursing is after watching “Nurse Jackie”? I’m trying to keep an open mind, but I don’t like where this show might be heading…I’m curious to what everyone else thinks.
If you feel strongly after watching the first pilot (one way or the other), the ANA has put out a call to action protesting negative portrayal of Nursing in Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie”. More information can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/kwz46z
Letters of complaint can be mailed to the following:
Showtime Networks Inc., ATTN: Robert Greenblatt, President, Entertainment
New York, NY 10019.
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing’s June seminar series Lecture tomorrow (June 19th) on Nursing Informatics in Sacramento, CA.
Is anyone else going? I’m excited about the content and eager to learn all that I can tomorrow.
Got land questions? Well, you’re in luck. It just so happens that we’re kicking off our very first Land Expo next week — June 9th – June 13th. The Land Expo will provide an opportunity for Residents of all levels of experience to come together to share best practices, compare land development offerings, and encourage the exploration of innovative uses of land. If you are considering developing a presence in Second Life for either personal or academic purposes.
Over 60 Resident Exhibitors will be showcasing their work in diverse areas such as:
- Estate Management
- Land Development
- Parcel Rentals
- Building Design
Demos of the 4 new Linden Lab Prefabricated Regions:
- Baronial Castle
- The Theatre
- The Conference Center
5 Linden Groups will be in attendance:
- Documentation Team
- Developers (Mono)
- Customer Market Development
Over 23 confirmed presenters. Topics include:
- New Island Owner Orientation
- Cross Media and Reality Events
- Land Sales Strategy
- Developing Land for Rental
- How to Find and Keep Your Customers Happy
- and Many more!
To the Welcome Area: http://slurl.com/secondlife/LandExpo4/53/194/33
To the Presentation Stage: http://slurl.com/secondlife/LandExpo4/9/246/21
For all Land Expo details, visit the following Second Life wiki page: https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Land_Expo_09
Please see the schedule here for the complete agenda and a short description of each session: https://www.google.com/calendar/hosted/lindenlab.com/embed?src=lindenlab.com_tqt3mmc5dbpi6g90l3i7rm94s0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz= I’ll be on, so look for Kat Lawksley (my SL name) and we can explore together.
If anyone is interested and or has time today, Second Life will be having a Health Expo today from 9am-5pm. Information on the event can be found http://npsl.wikispaces.com/
The event will be recorded via live video and audio and will be archived on the Nonprofitcommons.org. If you are interested in attending the schedule is the following:
Panels Times- all times are in Second Life or Pacific Standard Time
8am eXtension Accessible Home Demonstration Tours. Click here to be teleported to the Home Demonstration location.
9 am Virtual Support for Mental Health Issues Panel
10 am HIV/AIDS Awareness Panel
11am Faster Cures
11:15 am Mobile/Phone Health Information Panel- this panel will be held live at NetSquared and broadcast into Second Life
12:15pm TechSoup Stock Donated HIPPA solutions
1 pm Physical Activity/Dietary Habits/Healthy Lifestyles Panel
2 pm Disability Panel
3pm Cancer panel
4 pm Screening for the 21st century
The main events will be taking place on the new Health Commons http://slurl.com/secondlife/AMO/125/59/22/
If anyone attends, I would love to hear your comments and impressions.