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KimRN 02-07-2008 03:47 AM

Change of Shift

Holy cow! That is one HUGE logo!:party:

Welcome to the Nursing Voices edition of Change of Shift! We've never been hosted by a forum before, so this should be interesting! If you haven't registered to be a part of Nursing Voices, take some time to look around and then register to join in the discussion!

So...grab a Pepsi :pepsi: and let's get started!


Rae Niculescu starts us off with a poignant story of the loss of a dream in Assumption and Omission posted at raecatherine almost on the water. Got Tissue?

Max E. Nurse weights in with look at abbreviations, some not so legitimate in WTF? posted at It Shouldn't Happen in Health Care.

Soon-to-be-student nurse Faith at The Oracle is up to her, uh, elbows in testing, hot doctors and "nobbly bits" in Confusion Never Stops. And then if nubbly bits weren't enough, follow her adventures with profuse bleeding in Romeo is Bleeding, But You Can't See His Blood.


It's a good thing I know Mother Jones very well, or I would never believe what she describes in this post. Let's put it this way: the next time I need a vacation, my husband better watch out. Check out Help Wanted: Nurse With A Broken Heart at Nurse Ratched's Place.

The Forgotten Blue Line
is back after a blogging hiatus, but his stories are as poignant as ever. I'm sure this submission, New Post After A Long Vacation, makes him wish he really was on vacation.

Susan McNichols of DonorCycle is climbing the John Hancock Center in Chicago. Actually, she is climbing the stairs at the center. All 96 floors of them. It's a fund-raiser for the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago. Here is why she is doing it, and here is where you can join me in donating to this worthwhile endeavor. In Memory of Kari.

Therapy Doc at Everyone Needs Therapy encourages us to find our Inner Advocate (and actor and hero and cop, for that matter!) as he describes exactly What Faking It 'Till You Make It Really Means. Have a hard time being assertive at work? This can help.

Kaplan Publishing is putting out a call for nursing stories! They are putting together a series of nursing anthologies and are looking for stories on "Reflections on Doctors", "Final Moments: Death and Dying", and "Meditations on Hope". I have the PDF with all the information. If you would like me to email you a copy, email me at kmcallister911 at yahoo dot com. Blog posts do not count as previously published material, and are eligible for inclusion.

Alvaro over at Sharp Brains has been busy these last six months with some great blog posts and interesting interviews. If you missed any of them, you can catch up by reading the Brain Fitness/ Training Newsletter: January Edition.


Mousie writes a spine-chilling story about abuse entitled The Gilded Cage over at Mousethinks.

Pixel RN is working in the recovery room and gives us a description in Recovery Room Musings at PixelRN.

Okay, I'll admit it. I like to gripe. I'm the world's best griper! Ask my co-workers. Well Beka at Medscape Nurses has a few pet peeves she'd like to discuss over at In Our Own Words. She lists them in Don't You Dislike It When... Pay Beka a visit and add your own pet peeves to the list!


A new participant in Change of Shift, Re:Vitals discusses Reducing Injuries From Lifting and Turning Patients at Nursing, Health and Wellness.

Speaking of pet peeves, over at Emergiblog I describe an outrageous catalog I found with ideas for Nurses Week. It's called I Have Enough Water Bottles, Thank You. You won't believe what I read!

And that's it for this edition of Change of Shift. In two weeks our host will be Emily at Entries can go through Blog Carnival or to "emily at crzegrl dot net".
Thanks for reading!

PixelRN 02-07-2008 07:35 AM

Great edition, Kim! Finally, a Change of Shift with smilies.


Julie 02-07-2008 07:39 AM

Smiles and Pepsi not to mention people taking a bow!

Well done Kim, looking forward to a good read later!


LesleyJoy 02-07-2008 08:20 AM

Terrific reading! Thanks so much for posting this thread.


Mother Jones, RN 02-07-2008 10:15 AM

:nurse: Great job, Kim! I can't wait to start reading the posts later on today.

Three cheers for Change of Shift. :party:

MJ :pepsi:

LittleBird 02-07-2008 12:17 PM

A great collection of some good reading. :)

MyOwnWoman 02-07-2008 01:55 PM

Great job as usual!

geenaRN 02-07-2008 04:42 PM

Fantastic job, Kim. Great idea putting it on Nursing Voices.

raecatherine 02-08-2008 09:40 PM


i love your colorful 'wave' peeps at the top! thanks for this entertaining collection.

mousie 02-10-2008 06:11 PM

I'll second that...
Nice job Kim, as always. And thanks for including me :beer:

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