Change of Shift (blog carnival) | Volume 6 Episode 4 December 2015


Welcome to the Change of Shift (blog carnival). The last edition before we take on the new year.

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 reborn Change of Shift includes 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 V6 E4.

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Nurses- passing off the bubonic plague as allergies since the 1960’s

Our good friend over at Florence is Dead share these words:
“My intuition tells me that there would be outrage and support if the general public knew nurses took care of them while sick, because we are not allowed sick days. “
The age-old concept of how Nurses never call off work, unless they’re sort-of dying.

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Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 127

It’s pop-quiz time from over at LITFL, with this question:
“What parenteral drug commonly used in Emergency Medicine practice is known to generate green urine?”
Check out the remainder of the Q & A.

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What is a Nurse Practitioner?

Of course last month we celebrated National Nurse Practitioner Week, so I had to include this one!

“According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), there are over 200,000 of us currently licensed in the US alone. Approx 2/3 of Americans have seen a NP for their primary care and patients make over 916,000 visits to NPs annually.”

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Top Certifications for New Grad Nurses
From our good friend Nurse Beth. She gives some sound advice and great suggestions for entry-level new nurse certifications. Ironically I acquired the majority if them in my early years as a Nurse.

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Of course we can’t for g et our friends over at GomerBlog. We have two submissions:
As Americans Get Fatter, Nursing Recruits more Football Players and Weightlifters
A fun approach to the laborious physical work we do every day:
“offering a $5000 finder’s fee to anyone who refers someone who can benchpress more than 300 pounds and start an IV line.”

And then this one:

Adele’s “Hello” Parody for Nursing Students and Nurses



This is an oldie but a goodie from whatweshouldcallnursing:


One last reminder to all the NP’s out there:


Another blog carnival comes to a close my friends.

As a reminder: Submit all posts to:

Have a safe and happy holiday season. Until next month… have fun out there!

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