August 20, 2010, 3:42 pm

Change of Shift: Vol. 5, Number 4

Welcome to Change of Shift – a day late, but hopefully not a dollar short!

We have some old friends and some new additions.  Our submissions cover the best of nursing and the most difficult moments. Some share successes and others could use some collegial support.

So, grab a latte, put your feet up and enjoy..

Change of Shift.


I love adding nursing blogs to my blogroll! This week, thanks to his CoS submission, I’ve found Stephen at  A Nurse Practitioner’s View, where he   presents  Team Work. When it comes to patient care, check our egos at the door.

Some teams we chose and some we’re born into, as noted in this heart-warming story from Keith at Digital Doorway, We’re All in This Together.

Nurses are expected to be super-humanly objective and non-judgmental. As this honest post from Nurse Me shows, there are limits, and don’t forget to Always Look Behind the Curtain First.


Hallelujah! No more getting screwed ripped off by textbook prices! IsntSheLovlei spreads the good news in Hear Ye, Hear Ye, posted at the beautifully entitled The Dog Ate My Care Plan….

There’s a blogiversary in the air! Head on over and say congrats to Infusion Nurse as she announces I’m a Year Old…

Katie Morales at NursesNetwork wonders Will You Still Need Me When I’m 64? I’m not sure my body will even hold out until I’m 54!


Over at Code Blog, guest author Jennifer, RN, makes a difference when caring for a patient described as Tough and Not Very Friendly.

Edith at Caffeine and Xanax is frustrated by a difficult patient in Mr. Grouchy Pants. What part of “sign out AMA” don’t they understand?

Nurse Teeny of The Makings of a Nurse is at a crossroads and feeling Deflated. Have you ever been there?

AJN clinical editor Christine Moffa reviews an article on preventing hospital acquired infections in When Timely Nurse Removal of Urinary Catheters reduces UTI Rate at Off the Charts.

The latest podcast of Insights in Nursing is up, thanks to Jamie Davis! I was able to participate in this installment along with Susan Bindon of Lifebridge Health; our topic is Magnet Hospitals and Happy Nurses. There is some talk of “sexy” units, but I plead the fifth.


Thanks for reading this edition of Change of Shift!

Next edition will be right here at Emergiblog on September 3rd. Submit via Blog Carnival or through the Contact button at the top of this page.

I look forward to reading the next round of submissions! Many thanks to all who contributed!


  • Stephen, NP

    August 21, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Many thanks Kim! I appreciate the inclusion in CoS!

    Be well,

  • Kit

    August 23, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Hey Kim –

    Great edition of Change of Shift! I stumbled upon Emergiblog nearly a month ago and I’m so glad I did. I’ve enjoyed reading and it has helped me discover so many other great nurse bloggers! I look forward to the next CoS September 3rd 🙂

    Kit/Timberland Pro Renova
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  • Infusionnurse (Cora Vizcarra)

    August 23, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Thank you so much Kim! I am truly honored and appreciate including my blog in CoS.

    Take care,

  • NPs Save Lives

    August 26, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Hey Kim! Didn’t I submit to this one? I got a confirmation…Maybe on the next one then!

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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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