Live Chat Schedule - feedback needed

  1. We've recently updated our live chat (click here)

    We are planning on setting up some scheduled chat times, so that there will actually be people in the chat room at specific times

    We'd like to get some feedback from you, our members, as to what times you would like to set up for scheduled chat times. So please let us know what you think.

    Also, we would also like to set up chats on specific nursing related topics, so, please submit your suggestions on topics you'd like to see discussed as well.

    We will be putting the chat schedule in our newsletter, which is going out Mon or Tues, so please send in your suggestions as soon as possible. Thanks again for all your help!
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  2. 74 Comments

  3. by   suebird3
    Brian...would love to put down a definate time; but with my schedule being so goofy, I will have to just take chances and pop in if/when I can.

    Will think on the rest of your questions. :chuckle
  4. by   sjb2005
    I would like to suggest a room for premium members only.
    As far as scheduled times..9am-11am for night shifters? I stay up in the am...sleep in the eve.
  5. by   UM Review RN
    That's a great time for me, Shell. See ya there!
  6. by   button2cute
    Hello, Everyone

    Study Group or Homework Group
    Health Trivia
    Game night
    Topic night For Example Hypertension, indications,
    Nurse Practitioner topics
    Pre-nursing issues
    Scenarios for nursing students, nurses, nurse practioners
    issues pertainning to nursing
    Professional organizations, importance of joinning, memberships,
    Alternative health care
    Holistic approach
    Medications
    Skills
    Oh watching surgeries by Thomas Jefferson Hospital on the internet and have a discussion afterward.
    Explainning what are incidents, medical error, and how do you handle them?
    Diseases
    Be a Peer to a nursing student....which does not require an all day and a lot of hours. Discuss any issue she/he have at school or whatever.
    Health issues pertainning to nurses
    Self help groups or issues....ie. stress and how to relieve it
  7. by   sjb2005
    Angie- see ya there!

    Button great topics

    How about stump the nurse....A game where students and nurse newbies ask questions and try to stump the experienced nurses? Could be challenging and fun
  8. by   Antikigirl
    Stump the nurse...I love it! LOL!

    Heck, those ideas are better than mine, I was going to suggest some seasonal topics once a week, like 'ideas for preventing cold/flu', 'beating the holiday blues', and things like that...(kind of like my inservices at work..LOL! but more fun).

    But it is hard to get everyone on at the same time..I have missed other topics on chats because I was pacific standard time, and they weren't...and I missed it by an hour or so ...

    I absolutely adore having a room that isn't 100% nursing related for us nurses that just want to chat and relax after work...yet discuss nursing things PRN ! That has cetainly livened up the chat considerably!

    The one thing...and it happens in all chats...is when you do get folks on there that just want to make trouble. Sadly you do as much as you can and it still happens. Hard sometimes to judge also if it is just someone having a bad day or trying to ruin a chat...not fun for administration to handle (trust me...have admin'd over 10 chats in my day). Talking about how to best prepare for those folks, we call 'Trolls' is something good to discuss before it happens...

    LOVE the chat site though...very very pleased!!!!!
  9. by   UM Review RN
    Talking about how to best prepare for those folks, we call 'Trolls' is something good to discuss before it happens...
    Isn't there an "Ignore" button for trolls?
  10. by   Annor
    8pm-10pm....could work for me

    Thursday, Friday...would be my best evenings

    Annor
  11. by   jnette
    Crazy schedule here, too, and must be in bed by 7:30 pm the nights before I work.

    Guess I'll just have to take my chances.

    I love the "stump the nurse" idea !

    And I also like a "breakroom" in the "chatroom".

    Maybe the "breakroom" chat could be open 24/7 for all of us with crazy schedules?
  12. by   rjflyn
    Probably to get the most good 2 or 3 times a day is going to be best. One night poster said 9a-11a would be good, thats OK if you work 11-7 but not if you work 7p-7a, as we are long gone to bed by then. What probably would be good is 2 or 3 hours at shift change times. 7a, 3p, 7p and llp. I for one generally check email in the morning when I get home and again when I get up in the afternoon. Even if I get up late say 5PM I'm sure if the room is active and lively from a 3PM start their would be people to chat with.

    On another note I find it kind of sad that the chat room on this site isn't active. One would think as busy as the forums are IE how may hundreds of posts get made each day.

    RJ
  13. by   10ACGIRL
    I will be popping in whenever I can.
  14. by   Thunderwolf
    Another topic could be a general "The Mod Room" where members could chat with moderators about how to use the posting board, TOS, etc. Also, a good way to get to know your mods better. We are really nice people.
    Another topic, male nursing chat room.
    I like the support chat line too.

    Due to our being busy nurses with very goofy schedules, I suggest set times to meet. The problem we all have is What Time Zone! I suggest:
    Central Time Zone.
    Days: 9am-11pm and 1pm-3pm
    Eve: 5pm-7pm and 9pm-11am
    Night: 1am-3am and 5am-7am
    A schedule like this could be easy for folks who work either straight 8 or 12 hour shifts. Since it is Central time zone, all one needs to do is add up or subtract down an hour depending where one lives in the USA. I live in Eastern Time...so Evening shift in the chat would be adjusted to 6pm-8pm and 10pm-12am. An idea at least.

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