Welcome back to Emergiblog for this edition of “Change of Shift”, a nursing blog carnival by and about nurses and the nursing profession!
We have two new bloggers submitting this week, along with patients and pastors and moms and, oh yeah, nurses!
We’ll start this week with a submission from a blogger well acquainted with nurses from the patient viewpoint. Knitter extraordinaire and author Alison Hyde presents This Is For Every Person Who Has Ever Donated Blood posted at spindyeknit. Alison suffers from Crohn’s and lupus, her daughter has ITP. But Alison, when will you tell us the story of you mooning the Lifeflight chopper?
Hold the coffee! Erica, ER nurse and the next host of “Change of Shift” presents a post guaranteed to crank up a burst of adrenaline! Get ready for Wiped Out, posted at Blissful Entropy. (I’m thankful that all I have to worry about are earthquakes…)
N=1 at Universal Health discusses the unexpected silence of the nursing profession regarding the Walter Reed fiasco in Walter Reed Story Is Being Lost – And So Is American Nursing « Universal Health. Also submitted by “N=1″, a horrific story of apathy in Heroin OD.
When the nurse is the patient, they sometimes act like a patient despite (or perhaps because of) their increased knowledge. Cherry Ames, the nurse details her confrontation with Cherry Ames, the patient in The Danger Zone posted at Sisterhood of the Travelling Scrub Pants.
What do itty bitty, teeny tiny condoms have to do with your vision? Find out as our resident opthalmology nurse Christopher at Deacon Barry takes us through the evolution of intra-ocular pressure measuring devices in On Tonometers.
An NICU RN and mother of five makes a beautiful discovery in I Wanna Hold Your Hand posted by Laura at Adventures in Juggling (and no, Laura, it doesn’t make you a bad mommy just an appreciative one!).
Mark is a nursing student with a vision of a logical health care system using expanded roles for nurses and increased MD specialists. He articulates this vision in Nurses are not Doctors posted at Mark On The World. What do you think? My bet is that Mark gets the most comments this week!
Max E Nurse presents two supreme examples of “Open Mouth, Insert Foot” syndrome in Say what? « It shouldn’t happen in health care posted at It Shouldn’t Happen in Health Care. Feel free to add your own “foot-in-mouth” experiences in the comments!
Ladies and gentlemen, meet NNP – a nursing colleague new to Change of Shift. I am taking the liberty of including a post, called Little Angel which can be found at the new Developmental Milestones. Welcome to the blogosphere!
Want to know how to end the nursing shortage? Ask volunteer ER pastor Susan Palwick. She explains her solution in How To End The Nursing Shortage, posted at Rickety Contrivances of Doing Good. I give my full and hearty support to her last suggestion!
Public Service Announcement! Nurse Ratched is not perfect! Why, she documents it herself in Shoot Me, I’m Not Perfect at the always entertaining Nurse Ratched’s Place! Would someone tell me how to get one of those Fujitsu robots?
Meet “Wanderer”, a new nurse and the owner and proprietor of “Lost on the Floor: A Nursing Story”. Wanderer tells of learning the hard way in “The ‘Q’ Word”. Another “welcome to the blogosphere” moment!
I can’t believe it has been an entire year since I first heard about the campaign for a National Nurse. In honor of the anniversary, I will link to my original post from April of 2006. If you haven’t visited the site, please do and consider making a donation to what has developed from a grass-roots organization into a bona fide Political Action Committee! I explain why in “The Office of National Nurse”.
And that wraps it up for this edition of Change of Shift!
The next CoS will be hosted by Erica at Blissful Entropy on April 19th. Send your submissions to erica at letterperfectediting dot com or use Blog Carnival.
If you are interested in hosting, don’t hesitate to write.
Thanks to all who submitted and to all those who link to and support Change of Shift!