Tap, tap, tap… Is this thing on? | The Change of Shift Podcast Ep 35

Change of Shift-NEW11 copyTimes are a’changin’…

Today’s episode is a recap of where we’ve been and where we’re going. The show is going on hiatus for a bit while I figure out some things.

As the one-man-show I’m being spread a little too thin with all of my social media ventures in addition to my real-life passions and responsibilities. I need to figure out where this Podcast will fit in.

Six months into this show and it’s just not developing into what I had hoped, nor am I able to spend the time to keep trying. I’ve been eternally thankful for the attention it has gained, but it’s just not a wise investment.

Not to mention I’m providing great value and content in another area of the internet that is  garnering great dialogue and conversation.

I’ll be pressing the pause button on The Change of Shift Podcast to decide if it’s something that is wanted. Maybe it will be a bi-weekly or monthly Podcast… but I foresee that not being a great option.

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My first code blue  | The Change of Shift Podcast Ep 34

Change of Shift-NEW11 copyThe dreaded code blue! Contrary to what most believe…. Hollywood definitely gets this one wrong.

I’ve been doing this job for over ten years, and I still remember that first time. That first code. How unbelievably scary it was. I remember sweating bullets. And all I wanted to do was disappear into the far wall.

Maybe if I don’t say anything, nobody will know I’m there??

The great news? Everyone feels this way during their first patient cardiac arrest. It’s scary, it’s overwhelming and it’s  a stiff dose of  reality. Everyone also lives through it to try again.

Just like everything else in our career, this too gets better each time you experience it. You become more comfortable, and you become more proficient.

Let me tell you about my first code blue.

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10 time management tips for Nurses while on shift | The Change of Shift Podcast Ep 33

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Time management skills are essential to our practice. It’s what keeps us from ‘drowning’ while at work. You can always tell which Nurses have this skill mastered, and which Nurses struggle.

It’s a skill that can alleviate a great deal of stress in your everyday life as well as ensure you’re in this for the ‘long game’.

Here are 10 tips I think will help you not only keep your head above water, but might even help you a stronger swimmer.

  1. Accept you will start your day behind the 8 ball
  2. Write everything down. I mean everything
  3. Wear a watch with a timer or a ‘second’ hand
  4. Brain sheets / cheat sheets / report sheets / colored pens & pencils / map out time slots
  5. Utilize mobile devices
  6. Expect the unexpected
  7. Cluster your care – anticipate
  8. Ask for feedback
  9. Do not try and do it all – Nursing is a 24hr job
  10. Break it down into smaller pieces

As always thanks for tuning in. Don’t forget to download the Podcast:

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