Welcome to the anniversary edition of Change of Shift. Circle this date on your calendars because this is a historical event. If a carnival can have a parent, then Kim is the mother of CoS. Thank you Kim for setting up this great nursing carnival where we can share posts in the blogosphere. Happy Anniversary!
I went to Wikipedia and found out that June 14th was a very busy day for historical events. Let’s take a look.
Napoleon Bonaparte’s French Army defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Marengo in Northern Italy and re-conquers Italy on June 14th, 1800. I love this updated picture of Napoleon. Hueina Su from Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul notes that some parents are at war with their kids and suggests ways of dealing with power struggles. She says to pick your battles wisely. And speaking of battles, Flashlight One from The Forgotten Blue Line talks about what it’s like to be at war with a patient and the patient’s nurses in his post, He Has What???
June 14th is also World Blood Donor Day. Judy from Tiggers Don’t Jump sent in a post with a simple message; save a life, give blood.
June 14th is Flag Day. Look at the girls dressed up like an American flag. Don’t they look patriotic? Supporting our troops is another way of showing your patriotism. Drugmonkey from Your Pharmacist May Hate You writes about how he supports the troops.
Hawaii became a United States territory on June 14, 1900. Nurses need a nice trip to Hawaii after working with poopy patients. I’m sending Faith Walker from The Oracle a ticket to Hawaii when I win Lotto. Read her post and find out why she deserves the trip. Maybe Faith will read this book when she’s sitting on the beach. Nurse Sean said reading this book was a life changing experience.
June 14th is Mother’s Day in Afghanistan. Monkeygirl from Musings Of A Highly Trained Monkey writes about her mother in her post, Just a Nurse. Poor MamaMonkey. She wanted a MonkeyDoctor in the family, but thank goodness, it just wasn’t meant to be.
On June 14th, 1381, King Richard II of England met with the leaders of the Peasants’ Revolt. It seems as though the king had a lot of very angry citizens on his hands, and that he wanted to stop some heavy-duty bloodshed. Disappearing John also wanted to avert bloodshed during his shift, and write about his quest for peace in his very entertaining post.
Action Comics issued the first Superman comic on June 14th, 1938. Superman was faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and could leap buildings in a single bound. But sometimes a man has to show compassion to be a superman, or super nurse. Nurse William is that kind of nurse as he cares for his patient in this post.
ER Murse sent in this post about hospitals that are trying to improve patient satisfaction scores. Take note hospital CEOs, Emergency Physician Directors, and ED Managers, ERMurse has your number. This post has nothing to do with whisky, but the practices discussed in this post make me want to drink. According to Wikipedia, American clergyman the Reverend Elijah Craig first produced whisky distilled from maize on June 14th, 1789. Kim from Emergiblog may need a stiff drink after she watches Michael Moore’s new movie, Sicko. Read her post concerning the movie.
Today is Donald Trump’s birthday. He was born on June 14th, 1946. Here he is with his wife, Melania, and their son, little baby Baron. All babies are precious. ERnursey from ERnursey-Stories from an Emergency Room Nurse writes about keeping one alive in her post, Blue Baby
On June 14th, 2007, Mother Jones, RN checks her mailbox and finds three more posts that must be included in this week’s CoS. They are too good to miss.
Pixelrn wants to know if nurses should pay for parking.
Girlvet from madness: tales of an emergency room nurse talks about leaky pipes. It’s a very messy subject.
Nursa Minor sent in this cute diddy called, “Wait for it.” It’s all about one day in the life of a nurse.
I want to thank the readers of CoS, and to everyone who submitted a post. June 14th is also International Weblogger’s Day. Today we celebrate the work of webloggers around the world. Start the party and keep on blogging.