Wednesday, May 26, 2010

How to Surf and Earn Online at the Same Time part 1

Doctors surf a lot in the net. Even at midnight, many of my facebook friends are still online probably surfing on the side.

I asked myself before, why just surf when I can also earn at the same time? Want to know two ways? I will enumerate below.

I am relatively new to earning online but I must say I am beginning to enjoy it. I have extensively researched different review sites before joining to make sure the sites I will be joining are not scams.

I would like to talk about 3 sites which many reviewers speak well of in terms of being legit. Many of the review bloggers presented many proofs of payment from them so I guess the sites below are ok.

One of these sites is Neobux. According to many, you just click and you'll earn money little by little. Refer your friends they say and you earn more. Their banner is found below. I checked the site and joining is free! You don't have to pay anything. More after the banner.

Another is JPHFBux which seems to be also a legit PTC site. A strategy used by PTC participants is to click various PTC ads while waiting for other PTC ads to load. Below is their banner.

The next website is a paid survey site. You take online surveys where you qualify, you earn money usually around $1-$5 if I'm not mistaken. One of the respectable survey sites is survey savvy. Before I give the link, let me clarify that I am not claiming that you will get rich from these sites. But you will earn extra income while just surfing or passive income as your referrals also participate in surveys.

Below is the link to join survey savvy, again for FREE: 

Together let us enjoy surfing while earning money. I will be featuring other sites as I encounter them on succeeding posts.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Be Included in the CebuMD's Directory of Doctors in Cebu

Are you a physician practicing in Cebu? Then you came to the right place.

If you want your name to be included in this blog's directory, just go to the Contact Me page and send me a note or message of request to have your name included in my directory page which I will put up soon.

While in the Contact Me page, fill-up the corresponding fields of the form with the appropriate information (name and email). Then, in filling up the message box, just give the following information (following the format below):
First name Last name, MD
Specialty or subspecialty
Clinic venue/s within Cebu, room no./s
Clinic Schedule
telephone no. (optional)

In return, I will just ask for a small favor especially if you have a webpage or a blog ---a link back to this main blog's url which is

Feel free to explore the blog's contents in the future too.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

The Need for "Responsible Abbreviation Usage" in Hospital Chart Records

Pls start IVF w/ D5LR and reg at 30 gtts/min.
CBR w/o TP. Labs: For CBC, U/A, SE, PT, BT.
Seen these abbreviations in our handwriten Doctor's Orders in patient chart records?
Surprised? You shouldn't be. Abbreviations may already be common in local hospital chart records.

A paper by the author of this blog (which is still to be published) presented as a poster in the latest Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference in Singapore held last February 2010 determined that abbreviations were present in all the patient's histories, PE and Doctor's Orders in the chart records of 2 local hospitals studied.

Non-universally-accepted abbreviations were common such as ECE (equal chest expansion), DHS (distinct heart sounds) and HFD (heredofamilial disease).

Potentially dangerous abbreviations were noted such as d/c or D/C which could mean either as discontinue, discharge or dilatation and curettage.  Some of the other notable abbreviations are OOT (out of town), TYVM (thank you very much), PS (peripheral smear), NCCF (No chocolate-colored food), HOB (head of bed and TFFC (to follow first case).

Abbreviations are more common in the Physical Exam findings than the history itself in the private hospital studied.

Among the text language forms, @ is  usually observed. Yes text forms are beginning to appear in the charts. Considering the charts selected were year 2006 charts, more text language forms may already be present in today's charts.

Abbreviation usage may be discouraged especially in the early medical school years but somehow it persists because it is perceived to be useful despite the known potential dangers. It appears that abbreviations are here to stay. Since abbreviations are difficult to eliminate then perhaps it is better to teach instead responsible abbreviation usage and make guidelines for abbreviation usage.

Abbreviations are important even outside patient care when the patient's case is of legal importance and for the Philhealth insurance. Thus there is really a need to remind medical students of the potential dangers of abbreviations in perhaps a separate topic to promote responsible abbreviating. In this subject, the aforementioned guidelines may be introduced including a local version of the "Do Not Use" list as a standard to be agreed upon probably by doctors of different hospitals and the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges.

In this way also, even physicians from Joint Commission-accredited hospitals will not have a hard time adjusting as to what abbreviations are allowed to be used since there was already prior training in their respective medical schools.