Today marks the beginning of Change of Shift’s fifth year.
Thanks to everyone who responded with suggestions for our carnival! I’ll be compiling those thoughts into a future post (let’s just say link lists are out…).
Many thanks to those who contributed! This week, I’ve added a few new-to-me nursing blogs I’ve discovered along with favorite CoS regulars.
The next edition will be hosted here at Emergiblog, so submissions can be sent through Blog Carnival or to the contact link at the top of the blog.
In the meantime, enjoy Volume 5, Number One of Change of Shift!
NPs Save Lives writes a wonderful description of her responsibilities as an NP in Nurse Practitioners As Primary Care Providers, posted at The Nurse Practitioner’s Place. In the face of a primary care shortage, it’s hard to fathom the continued resistance to this concept. Over at her second blog, NP Place. com, she gives a Nurse Practitioner’s Opinion Regarding Medicaid Reimbursement To Specialists.
Chris at The Man-Nurse Diaries wonders Do We Need Doulas in Critical Care? As Chris notes, “I ruminate over the idea of third-party patient advocates in the ICU. Can you imagine having a privately-hired patient advocate in the room while you’re taking care of a patient?”
In California, we have the ability to place those who are suicidal on a 3-day hold (5150). Florida seems to have a “loophole”. At AJN’s Off the Charts blog, nurse Marci Phipps writes of Reflections on the Freedom to Harm Yourself.
For the past few weeks, Jamie Davis of The Nursing Show podcast and Terri from Nurse Ratched’s Place (and me!) have been discussing various nursing topics for a new podcast entitled Insights in Nursing. Click to hear the latest edition, Over Anxious, Over Testing, & Keep That NG Tube Away!
Over at Nursing Birth, our colleague entertains Thoughts on Becoming a Midwife. Wish I had her as my nurse when I was delivering. Check out other posts while you are there, her desire to advocate for her patients will inspire you.
And that concludes our anniversary edition!
If you are wondering if you should submit to CoS, the answer is yes! You don’t have to be Hemmingway, you just have to write about nursing. Frustrated at work? Have an idea about health care reform? Want to shout the praises of the profession? Want to brag about an award you received, a symptom you unearthed, a thank-you from a patient? Want to discuss nursing theory in all its glory (or is that only me that does that)? We want to read it!
So…what are you waiting for?