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Change of Shift: Volume Two, Number Two

July 12th, 2007  |  The Blog

Welcome to Change of Shift!

Old host, new venue this week as Change of Shift makes its debut here at Nursing!

Before we get to this week’s submissions, let’s take a look at the results of the Nurse Blogger survey taken by Beth last week! A very interesting look at, well…! Check out the Nurse Blog Survey Results posted at PixelRN.


A good friend of Change of Shift at The Forgotten Blue Line discusses why he is taking a temporary (we hope!) break from blogging, but he also reveals his blog mentor in “Time for a Break and a Secret Revealed“. Prepare to be surprised! Don’t stay away from blogging too long, FBL. We miss you already!

Ya know, sometimes I think I live in a nut case of a state. This submission by ER Murse reports on the decision of the University of California, Irvine to…you won’t believe it. You’ll have to read it for yourself. It’s here: Should the University of California Invest in Nurses or Lawyers…Hmmmmm. Then again, maybe you will believe it.

Over at Kintropy in Action (a new submitter to Change of Shift!) we get a view of nurse-physician interaction from the eyes of a family member in “The Magical Supply Closet“. And while you are there? Meet Hannah, the Hospital Rock Star! Her dad writes the blog.


Knitter, cat lover and nurse extraordinaire POPT has a surprise just for nurses. You can find out about it here at Secret Pal for Nurses on Pixel One, Purl Two. Who says we don’t take care of each other? I signed up! (And no, you don’t have to knit or love cats to get in on the fun. You do, however have to be a nurse!)

Make sure your trays are in their upright and locked positions! The resident nurse anesthetist for Change of Shift (and proprietor of Everyday Nurses Forum), Terry takes us on a trip through the fog at Fly Me posted at her blog Counting Sheep. Check out a few other posts while you are there. It’s worth the trip!

He’s not a nurse, but Alvaro Fernandez presents some good linkage in his post on Alzheimer’s Disease: Too Serious to Play With Headlines posted at Brain Fitness. Many nurses deal with Alzheimer’s patients on a daily basis, so I’m including this post for all of us!


Mother Jones finds that being a nurse can work to your advantage in The Good Ol’ Boys and the Damsel in Distress at Nurse Ratched’s Place. Teri interviews Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, nurse-legislator in Texas’ Nurse on Capitol Hill, in her column Follow the Leaders right here in the Nursing blog!

That must have been some drunken limbo contest! Oh, wait…it didn’t happen like that! TC sees life on the other side of an emergency department gurney in The TC as Patient, posted at Donorcycle. Hey, TC, always ask for the good stuff!

And yes, Monkey Girl we know exactly what you mean in Olfactory Memories at Musings of a Highly Trained Monkey. Now I want some of Grandma Jo’s bacon. And beef stew, too. I think I can pass on the other stuff. I miss the smell of a brand new vinyl album coming out of its cover for the first time.


He was gone for awhile, but not forgotten! Angry Male Nurse returns from his blogging hiatus at Nursing in the Hole with an introduction and a beautiful post on nursing, the ER and waterfalls. Check out Licensed to Ill and say hi to tiny Angry Male Nurse!

Shoulda, woulda, coulda? Hueina Su, RN and certified empowerment coach takes on the “shoulda” aspect of this trifecta in The Little Engine That Should at her blog Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul. She relates the topic to parenting, but it fits nursing as well.

Raecatherine finds perspective in an unusual place in this timely post (her “mentor” passed away this week) at her blog raecatherine. Find out where she learned her Lessons for a New Oncology Nurse. Sometimes inspiration comes from a place we least expect.


My Own Woman, nurse, blogger and member of the Nursing Voices forum describes The Little Things that made life (and death) more comfortable for a special patient. You can find her at The Perpetual Search for Nirvana.

Laura is reminded why she works as an NICU nurse as she encourages the mother of a preemie in Play It Again: One Month
posted at Adventures in Juggling. See for yourself why a dirty face is the most beautiful photo in the world!

Nursing student Faith at The Oracle submits a post on her first experience with Cheyne-Stokes respirations and describes a rather, uh, unique physician in I Laughed So Hard I Almost….well, let’s just say it’s related to what the doctor did! Warning: the occasional four-letter word and a mental “visual” at the end that will make you do a spit take! Good thing I had finished my raspberry mocha latte!


Littlema pens a poignant plea to a patient’s family member in Please posted at One Step Forward 2 Steps Back. Sometimes it isn’t hard to read between the lines and family dynamics can be complicated at best.

Vitum Medicinus discovers just how different the medical education is from a nursing education, at least where anatomy is concerned. See Geez, What a Dumb Nurse. This was actually a response to my Body Worlds post over on Emergiblog (and no, I was not insulted!) Read the whole post – the title is provocative, the observations spot on.

A look at the Medscape Nurses finds Beka reminiscing as she watches new grads in New Grads/New Uniform and pondering her future as she realizes nurses are not immune to health insurance woes in Joining the 44 Million Club.

At Madness: Tales of an Emergency Room Nurse, we find a discussion of the post-Katrina murder charges brought against nurses in a hospital that was incompletely evacuated. You may remember the story. Find out what the verdict is in Charges Dropped Against Nurses Accused of Murder After Hurricane Katrina.


Many thanks to all who have submitted posts this week and to all the bloggers who provide links to Change of Shift. Your support is greatly appreciated!

The next edition will on July 26th and will be hosted by Monkey Girl at Musings of a Highly Trained Monkey. You can submit entries through Blog Carnival or send them directly to Monkey Girl at “ermonkeygirl at hotmail dot com”.

P.S: Don’t forget to check out the new forums at Nursing Voices, NursingLink and Everyday Nurses (link above)!

Kim McAllister, RN
About Kim McAllister, RN
After 29 years as an RN, I decided I needed a change. So, I decided to keep working as an RN and blog now and then at Two years later, I'm blogging full time and actually went back to school for my BSN. I'm based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. After stints in Coronary Care, Intensive Care, Telemetry, Telephone Advice and Psychiatry, I found my niche in emergency nursing and have spent the last 16 years in that specialty. That's where I am today — full time blogger, emergency nurse and now columnist for Nursing!

16 Responses to “Change of Shift: Volume Two, Number Two”

  • GruntDoc » Blog Archive » Change of Shift is up said on July 12th, 2007 at 12:38 am

    […] Old host, new venue this week as Change of Shift makes its debut here at Nursing! […]

  • Robert said on July 12th, 2007 at 3:36 am

    Thanks very much for adding us to Change of Shift. I’m looking forward to reading through all the links and passing on some to the nurses with which we work regularly. Thanks again!

  • Terry said on July 12th, 2007 at 7:04 am

    Your descriptions make every entry so enticing! Looks like some great reading for later today. Thanks so much for the mention (twice)!

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  • Beth said on July 12th, 2007 at 9:22 am

    Great job Kim- looks likes there are tons of new submissions. I look forward to sitting down with a good cuppa joe and reading them all.

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  • nursing » Blog Archive » Alphabetical Introduction said on July 20th, 2007 at 10:41 pm

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