December 11, 2009, 10:08 am

Change of Shift – Volume Four, No. 12

OffwhitelogoThat had to be the fastest two weeks on record!

It’s time for another Change of Shift!

There is some rumor going around that a holiday is coming up, but the only decorations around here consist of APA handbooks and nursing texts.

Apparently the nurses of the blogosphere are all busy, because this week it’s Change of Shift “Light”! You know, like those little 100 calorie packs of snacks you love? Well think of this as a 100 calorie Change of Shift!

Let’s get this package open…


Things are a bit rambunctious over at Nurse Ratched’s Place! Mother Jones has a few issues with the new mammogram guidelines and a few readers take umbrage in Pink Research: Undercutting Women’s Health.

Nurse Laura at NurseConnect wonders Is the Nursing Profession Changing? It’s been in a constant state of growth since I graduated in 1978, and for the better IMO. What do you think? Is our profession changing? Are you changing with it? Join the conversation over at Laura’s blog.

Talking about H1N1 is all well and good, but what happens when it hits home big time? NurseConnect guest blogger Jennifer Larson knows the fear behind those headlines in H1N1, More Personal Than Ever Imagined.


The profession may be changing, but are you stuck in your “comfort zone”? NurseConnect’s Nurse Kathy has some fantastic thoughts on Leaving Your Comfort Zone as a Nurse. Been there, doing that and it’s worth every stomach butterfly!

A special patient helps Wanderer at Lost on the Floor remember why he became a nurse in A Little Bit of Sunshine.

At NurseZone, E’Louise looks the ED that handled the victims of the Fort Hood terrorist attack in Nurses Rise to the Occasion in Texas. It’s all about teamwork.


And that’s our CoS for this week.

I’m hosting the Christmas Eve edition of CoS and I’m looking forward to the bazillions of submissions I am sure I am going to get over the next two weeks.

I know it’s the holidays. I know everyone is busy. I know it’s finals week. I know the Cleveland Browns won last night.

(Just seeing if you were paying attention…)

But…y’all gotta blog!


Don’t be grinches with your nurse stories!

And yes, that means you! : D

December 10, 2009, 5:25 pm

Change of Shift Up Dec. 11

Praise the Lord and Hallelujah, I just finished my last two assignments for the semester.

Six more units and I have my BSN!

And you’ll have Change of Shift, up tomorrow! : )

See ya then!

December 7, 2009, 8:36 am

Sheltering in Place

triviaThey are pondering a great philosophical question here.

Like, “Will Emergiblog ever get off her derriere and post something?”

Right up there with “what came first, the chicken or the egg?”

Things should be settling down by the end of the week and I plan to take up residence in a local Starbucks and blog until my fingers ache!

Lord knows I have a huge list of topics!!!

Until then, I guess you can say I’m “sheltering in place”.



Back in the days of starched caps and white hose, I would have definitely worn Agnes’ uniforms!

For the next two days, Scrubs Gallery is offering Emergiblog readers a 20% discount on all Scrub Tops,

Just use the link above and enter the code word “emergitops” at check out! The discount is good for December 7th and 8th.

Scrubs Gallery has been a supporter of Emergiblog for ages, so I am happy to be able to pass along the coupon!

Many thanks to Aaron at S.G. headquarters!



Change of Shift will be here on Thursday!

(That was a fast two weeks!)

I’ll be putting it together on Wednesday morning, so there is still time to submit your nurse-related posts.

Click the “Contact” button up top and submit away!

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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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