The geri-psych unit I'm working at is great, and all is going well. But the charting they do is "BIRP" charting ) behavior/intervention/response/plan. This is totally new to me - does anyone know of a site that offers info on this type of charting, like with examples? We had a client attack a nurse yesterday and the RN asked me to make a nursing "incidental" note using the BIRP method. I'm sure the more practice I get, the better my charting will become, but I'm looking for some key words to use, like how to calm down the client (decelerate?), etc...basically I'd like to improve my charting skills so they match the psych area better, and are more informative. Any ideas are greatly appreciated!