Change of Shift (blog carnival) | Volume 6 Episode 2 October 2015


Welcome to the 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 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 E2.

*Side note: this post is being re-posted here from My Strong Medicine


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Nurse Practitioners are Not Mid-level Providers
Dr. Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP gives a great discussion on a subject near and dear to my heart. Don’t know how to address us?

I would suggest using “nurse practitioner.” Your next best bet would be, “highly-educated professional providing expert medical care to diverse populations with a steadfast belief in the value of health promotion and patient-centered care.”

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 2.22.38 PMAdults Are Bullies, Too: STOP The Bullying
Dr. Rachel Silva, NP discusses the topic of bullying, but then delves into the types of bullies, the different types of bullying and of course strategies to help cope with bullying.


Dealing with difficult nurses during clinical

We actually have a second blog submission on the topic of lateral violence (bullying). Megan takes a little bit of a different approach. Not everything is as it seems sometimes.

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Advice To Physicians: Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There

While this post is geared towards physicians, Dr. Val Jones speaks volumes to Nurses as well. Sometimes being present is the most effective treatment tool we possess.

I just stood next to him in the moment.

And sometimes, that’s what a doctor is supposed to do.

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10 Reasons To Use Blab.IM

Switching gears a bit, we have Drew Griffin talking a bit about, the new video chat platform that I’ve blogged about previously. He gives a long list of reasons why we all should be using Blab.

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Ring-Ring! “Hello?”- Nursing is calling

Florence is dead does it again. Blogging about a hot topic that may or may not agree with you. Is the profession of Nursing really a ‘calling’?

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The Afterlife of Trauma, Near and Far

Julianna Paradisi who blogs for the AJN talks about the stresses we all have to endure (to some degree) every year on September 11th. Sometimes the smallest of gestures give us inspiration

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In praise of the pre-filled syringe.

Ian hits home on this latest post. For the seasoned nurse like myself, I miss the ‘carbi-jet’. He discusses a study on how pre-filled syringes reduces time it takes to administer the medication – which in times of emergency when seconds matter can be very important. Yes, Ian I agree. Bring back the carbi-jet (he refers to them as mini-jets).

There were a lot of posts addressing ‘The Stethoscope Incident’ this past month, which was a great show of support for our profession:

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Suzanne Gordon, a journalist and author writes a short but effective post titled Short Post on Just Words
She hits the nail on the head here on just how influential our profession truly is.

Nurses should never doubt the power of their words and actions. The commitment of nurses like those at #nursesunite to respond to these negative comments with their own words has resulted in the loss of two advertisers to The View. (now more than 9)

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 2.42.13 PMAn Open Letter to Joy Behar

Kateri takes a passionate but poignant perspective at the infamous miss-step. And re-iterates how our voices will be heard.

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Laura over at ‘Adventures in Juggling’ also dedicated a couple blog posts to the ‘event’. She actually was interviewed on a local TV station!

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Brie Gowen gives her definition of ‘Just a Nurse’

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Our good friend Keith, over at Digital Doorway weighs in as well:

“The View” and Joy Behar Expose Ubiquitous Myths About Nursing

Can’t leave out Florence is Dead and her thoughts on this topic:

What’s she doing with that “doctor’s stethoscope”?

After all the discussions about defending our profession, here is a great reminder of why we do what we do. Thanks to Nurselabs for sharing this one:

Watch This NICU Nurse in a Tearful Reunion With Babies She Saved

Finally lets round out the post with a little bit of comic-relief.

From our good friend #whatshouldwecallnursing:





Here’s another one from Brie, pokin’ some fun:

20 Things Nurses Hate to Hear

“You’re patient is a bit confused.”

Emoticons are taking over all aspects of our lives…

Orthopaedics to begin to use emojis in progress notes

emoji for orthopedic surgeons

Well, that’s all she wrote gang!

As a reminder: Submit all posts to:

I’ll be posting this blog carnival here as well as over at my new website The Change of Shift. I’ll probably post it in both places for the next couple months until everything is up and running with my new website before this blog carnival finds its new home over there.

Until next month… have fun out there!


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