January 21, 2011, 11:42 am

Change of Shift: Volume 5, No. 15

Welcome to Change of Shift!

This is a miniature edition!

The quantity is tiny, the quality is superb!

Grab some coffee, kick back

Change of Shift is in da house!


Editor’s Pick: At the AJN Off the Charts blog, Juliana Paradisi pens a fantastic post on privacy, both personal and for patients, in Nurses, Hospitals and Social Media: It Depends What Business You’re In.

Oh, SNAP! The Muse, RN, gives a new meaning to “left” and “right” in her post RNs…Skilled or Unskilled. Choose your path, my colleagues, there is no room for compromise in this debate.

Meet new blogger and first time Change of Shift contributor Andrea, author of journeytothefarm.com. Andrea is an OB nurse who traded suburbia for life on the farm and has penned a beautiful post on nursing and The Cycle of Life. Welcome to the blogosphere, Andrea, and welcome to Change of Shift!


Do people hear what we say or do they “hear what they see”? How much does the image we present affect the advice we give our patients? IsntSheLovlei wonders just that in? Do As I Say Not As I Do? posted at The Dog Ate My Care Plan….

I found this post at EDNurseasauras, Still in the Trenches. “TyRANTasauras Regina” hits it out of the park in A Comment on Drug Seeking Behavior. This is how we know. This. Is. It. Exactly.

Our paychecks got a little larger recently and Dr. Dean at The Millionaire Nurse Blog has a great idea on where that “found” money should go. See a Painless Way To Increase Your Retirement Savings. I made the call!


Change of Shift will return here in two weeks, so get your submissions in for the next edition! Use Blog Carnival or the Contact button at the top of this page.

Thanks for reading!


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  • jparadisirn

    January 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you for the mention Kim. You are a leader of responsible social media and blogging here at Emergiblog.

  • the Muse

    January 22, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Thank you, Kim! Very kind….as always.

  • Andrea

    January 22, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Thanks Kim! It is so very exciting to be part of Change of Shift: Volume 5! Keep up the wonderful work, and thank you for the very thoughtful comments.

  • Dr Dean

    January 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Kim, thanks for including my post.

    And congrats on increasing your retirement savings! Several of the nurses here and at my hospital have done it-truly painlessly!

  • Nino

    January 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    kim, your blog is very informative, great job : )

  • runningwildly

    January 26, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Just curious if you got my submission for this edition, entitled “Emergency New Years.” I got a receipt that it had been sent. Perhaps it was just overlooked.

  • […] Change of Shift is up.  I actually remembered to send Kim a submission.  […]

  • John

    January 31, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Hi Kim, Thanks for sharing the links, I really enjoyed reading them. Looking forward to next “change of the shift” post

  • Brita Muller

    January 31, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Kim! There’s so many changes happening with your blog! Congrats 🙂 Just thought I’d mention this contest that’s going on for nurses – It’s called the “Scrubinator Photo contest” and you take a picture of yourself in your scrubs and send it to MediSmartQS@gmail.com with the chance to win $250 to Scrubs & Beyond! I think your readers would definitely like it 🙂 http://on.fb.me/gAJFxg

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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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