August 6, 2010, 1:11 pm

Change of Shift – Vol. 5, Number 3

Wow – another two weeks has flown by, which means it’s time for another edition of Change of Shift!

Once again, my nurse blogging colleagues have written an interesting, thoughtful group of posts for your perusal!

So ready…set…peruse!


Keith Carlson is the fantastic writer behind Digital Doorway, and a regular contributor to Change of Shift. This week’s post left me angry and appalled. It is also wins this week’s “Editor’s Choice”. Check out  In the ER……. See if your blood pressure doesn’t rise…..

Okay, so Keith gets me all riled up and Katie Morales at NursesNetwork writes a post that has steam coming our of my ears!  Think we’ve made strides in women’s health? Think again after reading When will it be about our health and not our figure? Indeed.

Nurse Me describes a humorous, but poignant vignette in Feeding the Fantasy. (My patients are never mistake me for a movie heroine….)


Sometimes “you just have to go for it”, says Nurse Teeny in Keep On Keepin’ On, at The Makings of a Nurse.

Frustration. As nurses, we haz it. Jo has her on “There is a fracture. I need to fix it.” moment at Head Nurse. If you haven’t seen the video of that phrase in action, you can see it on the post.

Here’s  a post after my own heart! NP Saves Lives says I’m No Physician Extender at The Nurse Practitioner’s Place.


I now bow the “I am not worthy” bow a la Wayne’s World towards The Muse, RN, who has developed a new nursing theory! Don’t let the term “theory” turn you off – this is great. Read all about RN Leaders/Academics: No Respect Theory.

Ian at writes a thought-provoking essay on see reality through the patient’s eyes in that from a long way off look like flies.

Does having money equate with being happy? Dr. Dean at the Millionaire Nurse Blog wants to know in Happiness-Money: What Say You?


When writing is not enough…. Randall at Under the Mosquito Net describes a communication FAIL in A Heart Shocker.

Max is baaaaack! : D Well, at least for this post! Find out what he’s up to in Not Quite Goodbye posted at It Shouldn’t Happen In Health Care.

Wanderer at Lost on the Floor muses on patients on the floor, literally, in Falling Down. He’s right. There are no reasonable expectations in health care any more.

At the AJN blog, Off the Charts, Peggy McDaniel wonders if you are Still Confused About Health Care Reform? Welcome to the Club.


That concludes this edition of Change of Shift! Thanks for reading and many thanks to those who submitted.

The next CoS will be hosted here at Emergiblog. Submissions can be sent through Blog Carnival or via the Contact button on the top of this page.


  • Trusted.MD Network
    Trusted.MD Network

    August 6, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Chanfge of Shift is up…

    Enjoy! Related posts:Change of Shift – Vol. 4, Number 22 // Emergiblog Change of shift is up!  (The rest of your day… Change of Shift: Vol. Four, Number 4 // Emergiblog Change o…

  • Mr. Hannon
    Mr. Hannon

    August 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    First time visiting your site. Very impressive and interesting!

  • NPs Save Lives
    NPs Save Lives

    August 6, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Thanks for the inclusion Kim! I’m busy in Washington at the National Health Service Corps conference so I forgot to submit!

  • Nurse Me
    Nurse Me

    August 6, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Kim thanks so much for including my incredibly last minute submission! Great edition! I’m sure you’re still on your high from Donny singing expressly to you 😉

  • Dr Dean
    Dr Dean

    August 7, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Thanks for your support Kim.

    Getting your blood pressure up is a good thing. It shows you are still in the game!

    Go get ’em!

  • Wanderer

    August 7, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Thanks for including me Kim! I can never figure out when the deadline is and usually post something right after so my timing is way off. Glad you enjoyed it though!

  • the Muse, RN
    the Muse, RN

    August 8, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Thanks, Nurse Kim, for including me! and for giving me a hub from which I can surf everyone else! Love it!!

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  • Max

    August 20, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Aww Shucks Kim.
    Thanks for remembering me.
    Glad you are keeping up the pace as ever.
    Much love

  • Military Nursing
    Military Nursing

    September 16, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    As a nursing student I find this site really interesting. i really like the broad topics found in the links.

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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