After a healthy (and hearty) tryptophan-induced Thanksgiving break, the nursing blog carnival is back! (And its host is on a diet…)
Before we get started, just a little note. CoS is still getting submissions of lists. Lots and lots of lists. Many of them are of the “Eighty Ways to Utilize Spores, Molds and Fungus in Patient Care” variety, but a lot of them are from legitimate nursing sites. I want to remind CoS readers and those who would submit that these submissions of lists are no longer included in the carnival.
Now, let’s get started!
Editors Pick of the Week and Dedicated to Raise Blood Pressure Post: A story of a frequent flyer who needs the flights, presented by NPs Save Lives at The Nurse Practitioner’s Place: He’s Gotta Ticket To Ride and The NP Says It’s Okay posted at The Nurse Practitioner’s Place.
Katie Morales presents an inspiring look at our nursing forebears in The Feminist Theory posted at NursesNetwork.com. And to my male colleagues, don’t let the title fool you, this post is meant for all of us.
Best. Line. Ever: “…we’re decent human beings with specialized education and unique insight, garnered from our proximity to secretions and all the other things that bubble to the surface when humans lose their balance.” Add to that a bit of Starbucks, nurses and coffee fairies and Barbara Olsen produces an argument for increasing the visibility of patient safety in Patient Safety: A Cause Without A Ribbon at On Your Meds: Straight Talk About Medication Safety at Medscape Blogs.
One nurse described in two sentences = a perfect description of what we do! Many thanks to Bor D. Erline for sending in MS in a Bottle, from High School Confidential. The old psych nurse in me loves it!
At AJN’s Off the Charts blog, Dawn Starin looks at the startling facts of malaria infestation in Fighting Malaria With Public Health Billboards and Mosquito Nets. Something as simple as nets can make such a dramatic difference…
Okay, and that’s it for this edition of Change of Shift.
Next edition, right here at Emergiblog.
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