Saturday, August 22, 2009

I'll be Away

Hi dear all I'll be away for a week for...another big thing;)

Venue: Macau

Duration: 6 days

Going with: Magicians + Models + Singers

For: A magical event in Casino!

Why Casino? : It's where the card magic gets really interesting;)

See ya!



See my previous magic performances here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Appreciation

It's a late update, but 11/8/09 is a day that I'll always remember.

I got a call from Emergency department, the place that I worked in, that there's a "meeting" to attend on 11th. It's really a big surprise. "Majlis Penghargaan Perkhidmatan Kecemasan Hosp Taiping" - specially held by a VIP, guess who?

Ya, he's the VIP that appeared in my blog long time ago - in fact, it's EXACTLY one year ago! The story began on this date but last year (his "special visit"), and also, the appreciation came few days later (in my Great day). But I really really never expected that, he'll come again after a year!

It's really good to see him again in excellent condition. He told that he recovered well after being hospitalized for 3 months! And this time he came is to "personally appreciate" those involved in his care on that day.


And he gave me an appreciation letter!
What's more, an ultrasound machine donation to the Emergency Department!

I think nothing can be more satisfying than your work is being recognized and appreciated. Although we were just doing everything that we should, when patient comes back and say thanks, it still made our day.

What a special day! ;)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Is the Heart still Beating?

I encountered a "tough" medical check up the other day. Not about the patient but the form that I need to fill up. One particular part was rather odd, and I think if I were to show to a consultant, he'd scratch his head too.

It's like this:

And if I try to translate it (I'm trying my best), the questions are:

Heart condition:

a) Rhythm

b) Any sound "beside and above" the heart

c) The location which the "beside and above the heart" sound from

d) Is ther any beating sound inside?

e) Exercise endurance test

First of all, I'm not too sure what test it means. But THE MOST BAFFLING question (actually "b" to "e" are all confusing) should be "d" - or I should call it an award-winning question.

"Is there any beating sound inside?"

Is it that the expected answer should be:

"Yes, his heart is still beating, hence the beating sound heard. So now I can diagnose that, this subject who has just walked in for a medical check-up, is STILL ALIVE!"



Related post:
Odd Medical Report

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Beautifully Imperfect

I know it's not something new but, just wanna share one of her last works:


"Funeral" TVC - by Yasmin Ahmad

"In the end, it's these small things that you remember, the little imperfection that make them perfect, for you..."

I think everyone is also the "beautifully imperfect" one for certain others..
And I must say that this is a really meaningful and touching clip..just like all her others..

We'll miss you, Yasmin.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Cool Tech

I always think technology is the coolest when it comes to using it for enhancing patient's care. I came across this online and just wish to share it.
Pic from Cyberdyne

This is HAL - Hypbrid Assistive Limb.
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"'Robot Suit HAL' is a cyborg-type robot that can expand and improve physical capability. When a person attempts to move, nerve signals are sent from the brain to the muscles via motoneuron, moving the musculoskeletal system as a consequence. At this moment, very weak biosignals can be detected on the surface of the skin. "HAL" catches these signals through a sensor attached on the skin of the wearer. Based on the signals obtained, the power unit is controlled to move the joint unitedly with the wearer's muscle movement, enabling to support the wearer's daily activities. This is what we call a 'voluntary control system' that provides movement interpreting the wearer's intention from the biosignals in advance of the actual movement. Not only a 'voluntary control system' "HAL" has, but also a 'robotic autonomous control system' that provides human-like movement based on a robotic system which integrally work together with the 'autonomous control system'. Depends on the type of HAL, it can multiply the original strength by a factor of 2 to 10!
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"HAL" is expected to be applied in various fields such as rehabilitation support and physical training support in medical field, ADL support for disabled people, heavy labour support at factories, and rescue support at disaster sites, as well as in the entertainment field. "
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- Extracted from Cyberdyne
This is just so cool, isn't it?

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