January 6, 2011, 10:41 pm

Change of Shift: Volume 5, No. 14

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the first 2011 edition of Change of Shift, the bi-weekly nursing blog carnival!

CoS took both a Thanksgiving and a Christmas break, and is now ready to dive back into the blogosphere and bring the most interesting nursing blogs together.

Change of Shift is what you make it, so please be sure to submit your posts! Just click the contact button at the top of the page or submit them through Blog Carnival. If you find a post on another blog that you think should be included, submit that one, too!

Let’s get started!


This is so the Editor’s Pick of the new year! The Muse, RN reminds us that there is …No “I” in “Team”, and believe me, it’s not what you think!!!

But…but then she follows it up with…gasp…Nursing Documentation is Stupid! Now, I live to document; my charts are works of art. But I like Muse’s proposal… as long as I have my narrative space!

Ewwwwww! Working night shift, I don’t run into this…IsntSheLovlei describes her Pet Peeve: Cafeteria Cooties posted at The Dog Ate My Care Plan….


Check out Choosing AJN’s Med-Surg Books of the Year, reported by Julie Zerwic, PhD, RN on the AJN blog, Off the Charts.

Katie Morales at NursesNetwork.com notes that a mistake can result in some rather surprising outcomes in To Err Divine?.

Insights in Nursing is up this week, and the topic is Lie Detecting Nurses. Hosted by Jamie Davis, panelists are nurse practitioner Terri Schmitt and nurse (and) blogger Rob Fraser.

Running Wildly shares a patient she will never forget in Pediatrics. While the patient may be too young, the mom will always remember her kindness.


RehabRN says “good-bye” in So Long, Skippy.

Over at Code Blog, Gina continues her Interview series with correctional nurse Lorry Schoenly.

The 2010 Truth About Nursing Awards are up! Check out the Ten Best and Ten Worst portrayals of nurses (plus honorable mentions) and the “I’m Saving the World, So It’s Okay If I Trample Nurses Along the Way!” award. Truth About Nursing is also having their first annual conference in April in New Orleans and I would kill to go!


Nurse K is back at Crass-Pollination with a description of a pediatric Blood Draw as only she can tell it!

From At Your CervixPrecipitous Birth (now that is how it’s done!)

Staying on the topic of childbirth, When it comes to VBACs and TOLACs, Julia finds there is Not Such A Balanced Picture…, at This Won’t Hurt A Bit.


Thanks for reading!

And, as always, many thanks to those who submitted and to those who just realized they “submitted”! 🙂


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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