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Thursday, January 15, 2009

World Health Organization Study

Here is an article about the World Health Organization's pilot study on the use of Checklists for Surgeons and Nurses in the O.R. to prevent errors and save lives.


  • Hi Deborah;
    Pete Dowan here !
    I realize that there is very little chance that this e-mail will result in anything, but that's better than the zero chance if I didn't try. I was googling for Nurse related blogs and I came across your site and thought I'd contact you. This isn't a comment about your blog entry ... I just couldn't find any other way to contact you.
    I am a medically disabled songwriter from St Catharines, Ontario, Canada, and have written many songs about many different subjects and in several different styles, but one in particular was a result of my numerous times spent in various hospitals in my area.
    One of the last times I came home I decided to try and write one for those who had cared for my well being during those trying times and I focused on the ones that were fresh in my memory. The song I wrote about (and for) them is called "LADIES IN WHITE". They wore white uniforms and were all female (YES, I know that there ARE male nurses AND know that not many wear white any more... but besides how amazingly efficient and caring they were, that was what I remembered of them .. besides, since white is actually made up of all the colours of the spectrum, it therefore represents every colour). It is not rock or pop, rap or hip hop or even a ballad... it is just a happy, simple to sing-along-with, uptempo song.
    I mention that I am medically disabled because various factors of my condition stop me from being able to use professional studios to record my songs, so I have to do them here, at home, in my basement, on donated equipment from musicians I used to work with. For the same reason, I also am unable to perform my music live.
    I was wondering if you'd like to hear the song, since your blog is about and for nurses. I can send you an MP3, a short term link or it can be heard on my "MySpace" page ... which is myspace.com/petedowan ... the second song on the list.
    I DO understand if you'd rather not.
    Have a great day, and keep smiling.

    Musically Yours,
    Pete Dowan {:-) [pronounced like plowin' ]
    P.S. Excuse me for the "Choose an Identity" part ... wasn't sure what to do with that.

    By Blogger pdowan, At February 6, 2009 at 12:43 PM  

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