Change of Shift |Volume 6 Edition 1

placeit(1)Welcome to the first edition of the ‘reborn’ Change of Shift (blog carnival). For those of you who aren’t familiar with what the Change of Shift is (or was) or are not familiar with a  Blog Carnival please check out the following link:

The (revived) Change of Shift: Nursing blog carnival

The newly reborn Change of Shift will also include posts beyond just the blog article. Find a comfy seat, put on your reading glasses and sit back and relax. Welcome to the Change of Shift V1 E1.

I’m doing these in completely random order. I found most of these blogs as a stumbled upon them in my social media travels.

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When the SHIfT hits the fan

theNursePath

Brought to you by Ian Miller a fellow old-dog Nurse blogger of many years over at The Nurse Path. He talks about ‘that’ shift we have all had, but throws a twist. He’s giving you suggestions on how to get through them productively. Do you have your ‘superhero’ pose?

https://twitter.com/TheNursePath

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Nurse Mentoring Adds Value to Leadership Programs

The Nursing Show

From long time nurse Podcasting legend Jamie Davis. He discusses the concept of building leadership skills within our profession as well as sharpening the nurse mentor role to help thwart the unending nurse bullying that unfortunately is still present in our profession. He echoes my sentiments of building each other up instead of breaking each other down. Kudos Jamie!

A second blog post from Jamie:

Nurse Practitioner State Practice Barriers Coming Down

You know I had to include this one! A brief post of the state of affairs concerning the legislative efforts of lobbying for Nurse Practitioner full practice authority. Worth the read.

https://twitter.com/podmedic

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Measuring a Nurse’s Career Through BLS

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From the infamous Nurse Blogger Julianna Paradisi who posts a blog over at AJN Off the Charts blog. From the new nurse to the seasoned nurse it’s a skill we continue to re-master over and over again. You’ll never view your BLS certification or recertification the same.

https://twitter.com/AmJNurs

https://twitter.com/jparadisirn

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10 Reasons Why Being a Nurse is Not Easy

Nurseslabs

Over at Nurselabs Jeini Relova blogs reaffirms that not everyone can do our job. The human condition and the end of life is not something everyone can handle with poise and altruism.

https://twitter.com/nurseslabs

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My First Clinical Day

Mighty Nurse Megan

Mighty Nurse Megan (by the way, love that moniker) talks about her first Clinical day. Who remembers that? Regardless of how long ago that day existed in your career, we all remember it well. The good and the bad. Things move pretty fast in the world of Nursing, we all find that out one way or another.

https://twitter.com/mightynursemeg

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Ain’t the Way to Die

If you’ve seen anything that Dr. Zubin Damania (ZDoggMD) has done on the internet, it’s always a golden ticket. This particular post hit home for me, working in the ICU I deal with End of Life decisions on almost a daily basis. His post and emotionally charged video says things that we as healthcare professionals have been thinking and feeling for years, but puts it in ‘cool’ terms so that everyone can relate.

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When the nurse says …..

This satirical blog is choc-full of laughs. This blog posts talks about what the nurse says. What the nurse says ≠ what the nurse means ≠ what the patient hears. Down right hilarious. Don’t miss out on the other blog posts in this series:

http://www.gomerblog.com/2015/08/when-the-doctor-says/

http://www.gomerblog.com/2015/08/when-the-patient-says/

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Nurse on Overdrive

The Nurse Keith Show

Another old-dog Nurse Blogger (yes, I’m an old-dog Nurse Blogger), Keith Carlson talks about something near and dear to my heart – self care. Nurses do a great job at fixing other people and other things, but we’re horrible at tending to ourselves.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Nursing Orientation

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Over at Becoming a Nurse, Amy gives six great tips for that horrid transition from the nursing school student, to new-nursing-grad-soon-to-be-RN. The jump over this proverbial line is a tough one. (Hint – time management is important)

https://twitter.com/becomingrn

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Jeniffer’s Terminal Condition

Nurse Beth

From my fellow seasoned Nurse Blogger Beth Hawkes over at NurseCode. I’m not going to spoil this one. You need to read the blog post, it’s not what you think. Not at all. It surprised me in such a delightful way. Seeing as I’m suffering from this same condition. Kudos Beth.

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The obligatory non-traditional blog submission from our friends over at the Tumblr blog #whatshouldwecallnursing :

When I come into work and see the crash cart outside my patient’s room.

Just go see it for yourself. This blog is always good for a chuckle.

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Lastly, I blog post that has received quite a bit of buzz:

The Diet Coke incident- A mass exodus of bedside nurses.

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Have you ever had a family member place a food ‘order’ with you, their family member’s nurse? As if they were not at a hospital, but at a restaurant? Ever question how appropriate this behavior is or is not? Well the nurse behind the blog named: Florence is dead. It’s time for a new nursing paradigm has decided to throw some kindle into this low burning fire. It’s been quite the talk of the town, so much that she had to write a follow up post. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one!

Post-script to ‘the Diet Coke Incident’:

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Well, that’s all she wrote gang! As of the late afternoon of August 31st the Change of Shift V1 E1 is in the books. If there are any last-minute submissions I’ll be glad to add them in during the next couple of days.

As a reminder: Submit all posts to my podcast email address: thenurseniche@gmail.com

Until next month… have fun out there!

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Change of Shift |Volume 6 Edition 1 originally posted on My Strong Medicine

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