November 11, 2010, 10:56 am

Change of Shift: Volume 5, No. 10

Welcome to the latest edition of Change of Shift!

Good stuff this week, so let’s get to it!


A warm Change of Shift welcome to Erin, a school nurse who blogs at Tales of a School Zoned Nurse. Every single one of Erin’s posts would make a wonderful addition to CoS, but I was taken by One.

How much of yourself should you share with your patients? NPs Save Lives presents Professional Boundaries Between Patients and NPs posted at

At Off the Charts,? AJN Clinical Editor Christine Moffa describes a great resource (CE available) on how to work with dysphagia dietary restrictions in A Tough Act to Swallow.


Rob Fraser has a great idea for boosting productivity in Nursing Ideas’ Blog | How Nursing Students can Study Better posted at Nursing Ideas.

I’m Not Furniture…I’m Glue is the latest Insights in Nursing podcast! This one includes Terri Polick, Cora Vizcarra, Lorry Schoenly and myself, hosted by the ever popular Jamie Davis!

Amy at Nursing Influence blogs about a controversial issue spurred by an article in the American Journal of Nursing. Namely, does a patient have a Right to Choose Healthcare Providers Based on Race?


Nurse Me gets all up in the face of Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. Get ready to have your adrenaline rush for the day – you may need a hefty dose of lisinopril after you’re done! You GO, girl!

Ah, it’s all about aesthetics, as in Poop Brown Walls and a Muddy Colored Floor as described at Madness: Tales of an Emergency Room Nurse.

Over at The Doctor Stole My Stethoscope, RNRaquel is nearby when Dr. Handsome Throws a Fit. Seriously, it’s amazing we still witness these infantile outbursts and equally amazing that the doctors still get away with it.


Elaine is feeling the first hints of burn-out in Thoughts on Losing Enthusiasm at Miss-Elaine-ious, RN. Oh, I have so been there! You will get the enthusiasm back.

Wireless world – that’s what Not Nurse Ratched is seeing in Texting Toddlers, Tweeting Nonagenarians.

Call lights can be a real pain in the neck, as Tex at Weird Nursing Tales discovered in Snort, Snort. He’s right, you can’t make this stuff up!


Many thanks to those who submitted (and those who just realized they did! : D) and many thanks for reading.

Change of Shift will be taking a Thanksgiving Holiday – and will return to Emergiblog on December 9th.


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Keep posting!


About Me

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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