Welcome once again to Change of Shift: A Nursing Blog Carnival, the bi-weekly conpendium of nursing-related postings from around the medical blogosphere.
Modeled after the blogfather of all things medical, Grand Rounds, and shamelessly copied from Nick of Blogborygmi, Change of Shift is nursing related, but written from the perspective of all participants in the world of health care.
A big thanks to Intelinurse2b at It’s A Nursing Thing, for hosting our last edition..
And now, the fifth edition of Change of Shift.
Men are treated as equals in the nursing profession, yes? Hold your opinion until you have read Bumped and Bruised but Breathing, written by Too Fat For Ponies, SN followed by Gender Based Vocation. You’ll find them both posted at Too Fat for Ponies. Hmmm…I thought it was the 21st century. Some of our colleagues need a reminder.
Deb Serani presents The Rich Rewards of Pro Bono Work posted at her well known blog, Dr. Deborah Serani. Interestingly enough, there is a clinic in a local city looking for volunteeers to staff a clinic for those who need health care but have no means. I am actually considering volunteering a few hours a week. Rather fortuitous timing of this submission!
I recently posted a missive here on Emergiblog with my ideas about How To Talk To Doctors. I knew I had read a post addressing the same issue, but could not remember when or by whom.
In response to my post, my “inspiration” re-posted her original topic and submitted it to Change of Shift, thereby saving my sanity by helping me remember where I had seen it!
And so, with no further introduction needed, NPs Save Lives presents An Important Note Regarding Communication Between Healthcare Providers posted at The Nurse Practitioner’s Place. And on her sister blog, Nurse Practitioner’s News a warning regarding antibiotic resistance in Nurse Practitioner News – MRSA is on the rise – BlogCharm
Student Nurse Prisca at “N is for… Nurse” gives us all a reminder of that memorable first clinical experience in The Nerves. It was five years before I quit getting acute abdominal cramping (to put it delicately) after a code, so I can totally relate.
Gail Rae Hudson is not a nurse, but she practices nursing everyday of her life as her mother’s caretaker. Her post, a practical take on a the old idea of “being in the moment” is actually a wonderful guide on how to prevent burnout. Read How To Be Where You Are, one of many essays found at The Mom and Me Journals.
And finally, our favorite ER Chaplain, Susan Palwick, not only discusses how weaknesses can be strengths in the ER environment, but describes a few of the personalities encountered along the way in PITA for Christ at Rickety Contrivances of Doing Good.
(And she isn’t talking about bread…)
Thanks for checking out this week’s Change of Shift. Our next edition will be in two weeks and hosted here at Emergiblog. Send in your submissions via blog carnival or email me directly at “kmcallister911 at yahoo dot com”.