The Change of Shift (blog carnival) | Volume 7 Episode 3 March 2016

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Welcome to the Change of Shift (blog carnival). Can you believe it’s March 2016!?

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 V7 E2.


 

65 Things That Gross You Out (Unless You’re a Nurse)


Nursing, social media, and HIPPA violations.

Some Nurses are still having a difficult time grasping privacy laws and how they apply to social media and social networking. Stay safe.


 

Upset, Angry, Agitated, Confused– Pulling Every Tube and Line: Calming the Storm


Tattoos 

New kid (blogger) on the block, Rob talks about the age-old question of Nurses who have tattoos. This one never gets old for me…. well because… I have tattoos.


 

8 Reasons Nurses Need a LinkedIn Profile


 

If you fall you will get up

Our nursing student turned blogger shares some insights on failure. Including failure in Nursing school… and learning that restarting is not all that tough.


 

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 135


 

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Things of which I will never tire, part three thousand and forty-six:

Nurse Jo dropping more knowledge bombs that she’s learned over her tenure. When Jo talks, you should listen.

 


 

And a lil’ humor…

Can’t Feel My Face


 

Medical Memes Galore!

Finally A Clinic Run by “Parents Who’ve Done Their Research” Opens

 

Another blog carnival comes to a close my friends. I decided to let WordPress handle the links for this edition… not too bad.

As a reminder: Submit all posts to: thechangeofshift@gmail.com

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

 

-Sean

LVN to RN return to school -Interview w/ Nurse Pam | The Change of Shift Podcast

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Are you an LVN returning to school to attain your RN license? Well then this interview is for you!

I talk with Nurse Pammie about her decision to return to school. Pam has been a part of my podcast viewership since the beginning. She was one of the first fans we had, and one of the first Nurses who chatted with us post-show on the Blab.im platform.

She’s passionate about her convictions and has great drive to advance her career. Go say hi:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nurse_Pammie

Blog: https://icouldgrowupbutwhy.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pamelalowe

Be sure to join us on Wednesday night for the live recording of the podcast on Blab:

Source: Blab Beta – LVN to RN return to school -Interview w/ Nurse Pam | The Change of Shift Podcast

The Change of Shift (blog carnival) | Volume 7 Episode 2 February 2016

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Welcome to the Change of Shift (blog carnival). Can you believe it’s February 2016!?

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 V7 E2.


Leaders Offer Solutions: Tips to Retain Nursing Staff
Elizabeth discusses staff retention over on her blog ‘Nursing from within’. A very real and continuous challenge in our system. She offers some sage advice for the Nurse leaders out there. Including listening more!

 

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Let’s talk about death…
We have a new blogger joining our carnival. A nursing student talking about death and how to deal with it as a soon-to-be nurse (as the name of the blog post suggests). This is an ever evolving skill all nurses will develop and continually nurture throughout their career.

 

Bullying Cultures Are Plagued with These Micro Behaviors
Renee is back, this time discussing the concept of micro-aggressions as a type of workplace bullying. As you know, I’m a big fan of Renee and her dedicating plight against bullying. I can’t decide if this type of bullying is overt or covert? It might be both.

 

Calling out Sick
Patti discusses the age-old dilemma every single Nurse eventually faces, and most-often avoids. The guilt-ridden sick call-off. When is the last time you called off sick, and didn’t feel guilty for leaving your co-workers shorthanded?

 

Ethical Practice with Patients in Pain
The AJN hit my sensitivities on this latest post. I have a new-found respect for the patient-pain-nurse didactic after my own experiences with post-op surgical pain. How to find the right balance and avoid over or under treating our patient’s pain?

 

10 Responses When Your Preceptor Is A Bully
Another great post from our friend Beth. This time she give actionable information on how to deal with and respond to the bully who is your preceptor. Beth never disappoints.

 

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Never trust your SpO2

Another new-comer to the blog carnival. Jon from NRSNG.com discusses the importance of SpO2, but educates us on its context. (Hint: go Google the term oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve)

 

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 133
Always, always, always love the quadruple F’s from LITFL. Find out the answer to the question: Why do onions make you cry?

 

We Are Never Ever, Ever, Ever Giving You [Opioid] Drugs in the ER
Gomerblog never disappoints. They found this gem of a video. I’ve mentioned before how we Nurse’s use dark humor as a coping mechanism right?

 

And lastly…..

But I feel great!! 😷☑💯

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Another blog carnival comes to a close my friends.

As a reminder: Submit all posts to: thechangeofshift@gmail.com

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

 

-Sean