Independence Day is tomorrow, but you can get a bunch of sparklers today over at Grand Rounds!
Graham put together the definitive collection of medical related posts at Over My Med Body!.
You might be wondering why I chose Thomas Jefferson and John Adams to illustrate the post this week.
Well, I’m a student of American history.
(Translation: I like to read biographies of the old guys)
And I discovered that…
Both Jefferson and Adams died within hours of each other on…….
You guessed it!
July 4, 1826!
Ah, I love the smell of historical trivia in the morning!
Well, it looks like Change of Shift wasn’t the only “carnival” to have a birthday this month! Ron Hudson from 2sides2ron reminded me that the International Carnival of the Pozitivities (for patients living with HIV/AIDS, their families, friends and caregivers) was now a year old as is The Ringing of the Bards (a poetry carnival)! Congratulations to all who have made these carnivals successful!
The Nursing Voices Forum is off to a great start! Click on over and join the discussion(s) – when nurses get together it is never dull! Remember to register – you have stories and we want to hear them! Besides, I’m a Super Moderator over there and my super cape is flapping in the wind, ready to assist you! No tights, though. Gotta draw the line somewhere.
Speaking of Change of Shift, the next edition comes back to me and will actually be hosted on the Nursing Jobs. org blog! It’s a great idea that I totally stole from Beth of PixelRN and Nursing Link. Hey, I have no trouble giving credit where it is due or stealing great ideas!
You can use Blog Carnival or the “Contact Me” button at the top of the page. I’ve run into so many new nurse bloggers in the last few weeks – why not use Change of Shift to introduce yourselves to the general nursing blogosphere? Don’t forget, the posts must be by a nurse or nursing related!
Last but definitely not least, don’t forget the nursing forum started by Terry over at Everyday Nurses! Nice interface and great people!