April 29, 2010, 11:07 am

Change of Shift – Vol. 4, Number 22

Hi – welcome to this edition of Change of Shift, the nursing blog carnival.

We have a diverse group of submissions this week. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry and some will make you think.

So, without further ado, I give you….

Change of Shift.


Sure, we can save a trauma victim physically, but how do we help the deal with the aftermath? Check out A Crash Course in Trauma Psychiatry posted at The Man-Nurse Diaries.

Lisa at Experiences of an ICU Nurse tells a beautiful story of life, death, love and relationship in The Ugly Cry. Get a Kleenex.

The full moon approaches and RehabNurse muses on life at the Hotel in Dashed Dreams, found at RehabRN.


LOL – this is too funny! Gina at Code Blog recalls a tale of medicine and kidnapping in The Kidnapped Napper. Wish I had someone to kidnap me like that!

Laney at Nursing Student Chronicles learns the meaning of “tell your friends you will see them in two years” in Minor Meltdown.

We care for elderly patients, we may have elderly parents and someday (a loooong time from now) we will be elderly ourselves! Which makes Dr. Dean’s post at The Millionaire Nurse Blog so very relevant. Check out Financial Fraud and the Elderly, are Your Parents at Risk?


At Your Cervix (best blog name EVER!) looks at a particular Bias in Healthcare. Have you ever run across it in your practice?

After finishing an assignment on leadership and influence, this post hit home. Julianna at JParadisi RN’s Blog submits Consensus and Majority Rule are Siblings not Twins.

Over at Madness: Tales of an Emergency Room Nurse, things are heating up as contract negotiations hit a stand still. It always amazes me what hospitals will try and get away with, even if it means A Strike is Coming.


Jennifer Kingsley from the Nurse Practitioner Education site sends in 10 Essential Web Tools for Nurse Practitioners. Some good links here! NP’s, what do you think of the list?

Whoopie Patterson presents 25 Essential iPad Apps for Your Health and Wellness posted at Online Nurse Practicioner Programs.

Elle integrates holistic health practices with traditional western medicine. In The Power of Touch for Healing, she describes a poignant moment in caring for a terminal patient, posted at her website The Body Window: Healing Body, Mind, Soul


That concludes this edition of Change of Shift!

Thanks so much for reading!

Our next edition will be on May 13th and hosted by The Muse, RN. Contact information will be updated here ASAP. In the meantime, submissions can be sent to me and I will forward.


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  • Dr Dean
    Dr Dean

    April 29, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Back from the races, huh-How was ‘dega this year????

    Thanks for all you do, and for including me.

    Have a great week-end.

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  • Jennie

    April 29, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for posting, love reading these. I need to get it together to write more posts, so much happens but I am too spent to write and then another shift happens……

  • Hand Gel G
    Hand Gel G

    April 30, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Hi Kim
    I found your blog through GruntDoc and am very glad I did.
    You weren’t kidding about needing the Kleenex handy when reading The Ugly Cry – a very moving and beautifully crafted piece – well worth reading… with the Kleenex ready.

  • Jeff

    April 30, 2010 at 5:43 am

    Nice job, interesting posts. I am going to have to check out the The Man-Nurse Diaries.

  • JParadisi RN
    JParadisi RN

    April 30, 2010 at 7:16 am

    This is a great collection of posts. Thank you for including one of mine among them.

  • Elle

    May 2, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Thanks so much for hosting the blog carnival. I appreciate your posting my article as well! Health and prosperity to you!

  • atyourcervix

    May 4, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Thanks for including me in the blog carnival! Once again, a great compilation of some fantastic med/nursing bloggers!

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