December 11, 2009, 10:08 am

Change of Shift – Volume Four, No. 12

OffwhitelogoThat had to be the fastest two weeks on record!

It’s time for another Change of Shift!

There is some rumor going around that a holiday is coming up, but the only decorations around here consist of APA handbooks and nursing texts.

Apparently the nurses of the blogosphere are all busy, because this week it’s Change of Shift “Light”! You know, like those little 100 calorie packs of snacks you love? Well think of this as a 100 calorie Change of Shift!

Let’s get this package open…


Things are a bit rambunctious over at Nurse Ratched’s Place! Mother Jones has a few issues with the new mammogram guidelines and a few readers take umbrage in Pink Research: Undercutting Women’s Health.

Nurse Laura at NurseConnect wonders Is the Nursing Profession Changing? It’s been in a constant state of growth since I graduated in 1978, and for the better IMO. What do you think? Is our profession changing? Are you changing with it? Join the conversation over at Laura’s blog.

Talking about H1N1 is all well and good, but what happens when it hits home big time? NurseConnect guest blogger Jennifer Larson knows the fear behind those headlines in H1N1, More Personal Than Ever Imagined.


The profession may be changing, but are you stuck in your “comfort zone”? NurseConnect’s Nurse Kathy has some fantastic thoughts on Leaving Your Comfort Zone as a Nurse. Been there, doing that and it’s worth every stomach butterfly!

A special patient helps Wanderer at Lost on the Floor remember why he became a nurse in A Little Bit of Sunshine.

At NurseZone, E’Louise looks the ED that handled the victims of the Fort Hood terrorist attack in Nurses Rise to the Occasion in Texas. It’s all about teamwork.


And that’s our CoS for this week.

I’m hosting the Christmas Eve edition of CoS and I’m looking forward to the bazillions of submissions I am sure I am going to get over the next two weeks.

I know it’s the holidays. I know everyone is busy. I know it’s finals week. I know the Cleveland Browns won last night.

(Just seeing if you were paying attention…)

But…y’all gotta blog!


Don’t be grinches with your nurse stories!

And yes, that means you! : D


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  • Mother Jones, RN

    December 11, 2009 at 10:57 am

    I like eating light. Thanks for including my post.

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  • Sean

    December 12, 2009 at 6:12 am

    OH- OUCH! That hurt. The Browns??!! LOL
    Sorry school, work and the holidays have been busy. Will do my best to submit for xmas eve! 🙂

  • Jeff

    December 14, 2009 at 6:25 am

    Nice job as always, even if it is “lite”.

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  • Jane

    December 14, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Thanx Kim for doing what you do! I will have something for the next shift change.

  • Medic/Nurse

    December 16, 2009 at 3:52 pm


    Please take a look at my last post (beaten by techonology) and see if you can help me out! I really want to contribute, but I’m stuck at the moment. An email with your addy would also be appreciated. Thanks!

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