September 16, 2010, 8:29 pm

Change of Shift: Vol. 5, Number 6

I can’t believe two weeks has passed already, but the calendar says that, indeed, it is time for the latest edition of Change of Shift!

Quite the eclectic collection of stories this week!

Before you begin, I just want to remind everyone that I still have discount codes available for BlogWorld/New Media Expo 2010. We’ll be getting together in Vegas next month! Check the button on the top bar for details.  I’d love to meet as many nurse bloggers as possible!

And now, I am proud to present…

Change of Shift.


A patient, a visit, a breezy late summer day in New Mexico. From Keith at Digital Doorway. Treat yourself to Cookies.

Informed consent before seeing an NP or PA? Seriously? Stephen at A Nurse Practitioner’s View finds The ER Study has some glaring inaccuracies.

In providing intravenous access, “location, location, location” can mean much more than simply patient comfort. With this in mind, Infusion Nurse Blog wants to know, Should Doctors Follow Nursing Standards of Practice?


Remember “About a Nurse”? Our old blogging colleague, May, is back and I am thrilled! Check out The Cry, from her latest blog, The Uncreative Writer. Don’t believe the title. She’s great!

Give a warm Change of Shift welome to “J. Doe, RN”, author of Those Emergency Blues! Ever been told you are overpaid? That nurses aren’t worth their salary? How do you handle it? J. gives a great response in The Value of Nurses.

Katie at pens Seeing Beyond the Veil. an interesting take on burqas, uniforms and being seen for what we are, not how we look

Dr. Dean at The Millionaire Nurse Blog wants our input for a nurse needing some financial advice in A Reader’s Question: Help This Nurse, Please! What would you add?


RehabRN is getting more than her share of work frustration. She feels just like The Fugitive.

From AJN’s Off the Charts, a touching essay by Fidelindo A. Lim, RN, on empathy and role playing in I Simulate, Therefore I Am Nursed.

The Makings of a Nurse has reached 50,000 hits! Nurse Teeny looks back on the road leading to her current career as a successful ICU nurse and blogger. Join me in sending congratulations on making it thorough The Journey!

Sean at My Strong Medicine doesn’t know he submitted this post, but if it doesn’t get your juices flowing over being a nurse, nothing will! The question is How Bad Do You Want To Be A Nurse (Succeed)?  Carpe diem, Sean!


Thanks for reading! The next edition of Change of Shift will be right here, at Emergiblog, on September 30th.  Get those submissions in because those two weeks will fly by before you know it!


  • Lynda M O

    September 16, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    My heart was racing too by the end of the penultimate paragraph in “I Sim, Therefore I am Nursed”. Great writing and I would learn much in a class taught by Nurse Lim.

  • Dr Dean

    September 17, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Thanks Kim, Will provide a lot of great reading this weekend!

  • Jeff - Travel Nursing Blogs Guy

    September 17, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Nice job. Always nice to see what nurse bloggers are up to and discover new ones to read.

  • Sean

    September 17, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Well gee! Thanks for including my *cough* *cough* submission!
    Always a great read Kim! Always.

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  • RehabRN

    September 17, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks Kim!

    Always appreciate being included! (pinching self!)

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  • InfusionNurse

    September 19, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Thanks Kim! I am looking forward to meeting you and other nurse bloggers in Vegas!

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  • Stephen, NP

    September 21, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks for the inclusion, Kim. Happy blogging 🙂

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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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