After a Vegas-induced vacation, our nursing blog carnival is back!
There has been lots of activity in the blogosphere over the last four weeks, so let’s get right to the heart of it!
Editor’s Pick of the Week:
When is “nothing” the ultimate “something”? Suzanne Gordon has the answer in Nursing and the Perils of Success. And then check out her post on Teresa Brown’s New Book Critical Care for words in support of the bedside nurse.
Whoa – this post is so chock-full of topics, I plan to write three posts just based on it! Katie Morales at NursesNetwork.net gives us her Initial Observations on the Future of Nursing after viewing the IOM Brief on the Future of Nursing webcast. You have to read this!!!
Sometimes new nurses need some “tough love” to encourage their growth. But where is the line between that and “eating our young”? Wanderer takes this on in Culture of Coddling vs. Eating Young at Lost on the Floor.
Nurses view their patients holistically, so this post by Mona at The Tangled Neuron is perfect for nurses with patients (and families) dealing with Alzheimer’s. Mona looks at Nondrug Treatments for Alzheimer’s: A New Systematic Review.
Heather Kelly, of The Blog of the Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI), introduces Guest Blogger: INQRI Grantee Susan Letvak. Ms. Letvak supports the Initiative on the Future of Nurse, but notes a very important omission.
The Millionaire Nurse Blog has a new contributor! Say hi to Julie, charge nurse of a 22 bed CCU/ICU in Florida with a huge interest in personal finance! Check out her post on Five Tips to Establish Credit. Welcome, Julie! : )
Toronto Emerg at Those Emergency Blues submits a chilling look at a Death in the Waiting Room, followed by an equally horrific description of a Code. I’m sitting here trying to get my breath back – I don’t think I took a breath reading either post.
Over at Off the Charts, look at Finding a Job as a Nurse in a Digital Age – and Keeping It. Great links on the topic, including a link to Will at Drawing on Experience!
Sean Dent pens his own blog at My Strong Medicine, and he also blogs for Scrubs – The Leading Nurse Lifestyle Magazine. From his personal blog, a call to respect in Role Clarification and from Scrubs, Male Nurse Introductory Course 101.
This was truly a fantastic edition – many thanks to all who contributed!
The next Change of Shift will be here on November 11th. Submissions can be sent via my contact button or Blog Carnival.
I’m looking forward to your submissions!