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!



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.



Never trust your SpO2

Another new-comer to the blog carnival. Jon from 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.

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