It’s Christmas Eve and time for a new Change of Shift!
Between the hustle and bustle of the holiday rush (and the ending of fall semesters), the nurses of the blogosphere put fingers to keyboard and busted out a joyful Change of Shift!
Grab an Egg Nog (spiked, of course), and settle in for some nursing stories!
Nuthin’ Says “Happy Holidays!” Like a Code Green!, or so goes the ode written by Reality Rounds for your holiday reading pleasure. It’s a “Code Gray” in my hospital, which makes it sound like a Weather Channel prediction…
See Jane Nurse has seen it from both sides and she isn’t pleased with what she sees In the Holding Tank. “If we all wanted stable we would work in the doctor’s office!” I think I’ll tattoo that on my chest. In the meantime, here’s a hearty AMEN, SISTAH!
AIDS has been with us for nearly thirty years, and it’s easy to forget the fear and stigma so rampant in those first days. Except when you see it happen. Again. Medic/Nurse’s Blog begins a series on The Many Faces of AIDS, Part 1.
I’ve always said that being a patient makes you a better nurse, if only that you can see the perspective from the other side of the gurney. Kim at Prosaic Paradise describes her experience as a patient in Revisiting My Hospital Stay. She starts her nursing education soon – welcome to the profession, Kim!
Some are perfectionists, some are just adequate, but Lisa at Experiences of an ICU Nurse makes it clear that Incompetence is a Four Letter Word. For some professions, a laissez faire attitude just doesn’t cut it.
Dr. Dean is married to a nurse, and he used to deliver babies. Now, he writes TheMillionaireNurse.com Blog (Millionaire nurse? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Sorry, Dean, couldn’t resist!) and offers a course in resuscitating your finances in Retirement Account Balances: Like Watching Paint Dry.
That’s it for this edition! The next Change of Shift will be right here at Emergiblog, so keep sending in your submissions!
Thanks for reading and have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a great New Year!!!!