You will want to be familiar with pysch meds different facilities have different formularies so it varies I give a lot of amitriptyline, clonidine, celexa and paxil. Those are probably our top 4. We also use typical and atypical anti-pyschotics. This is in addition to your HTN, diabetes, cardiac and the ever abundant abx. for bad teeth.
I feel safe where I work.
Honestly there is no typical day. We pass meds, do intakes, assist the docs, deal with emergent situations, asses,asses,asses. Advocate, teach, detox, dressings, all kinds of nursing. Someone on here said it was a cross between ER and nursing home that fits. All facilities differ in their hiring, but I think most use lvns.