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I was volunteering today and in the ED we had 10 mental health pts when I arrived, they all went to the psych unit and then another came in full restraints, shackles and the dr loaded him up with... Read More

  1. Visit  Anoetos profile page
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    As a future psych np (maybe) I can't disagree.
  2. Visit  1pinknurse profile page
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    I didn't take offense to the OP. It is an observation. I worked at a psych facility for 7 months & it opened my eyes & heart to a lot of things. It is an extremely broad specialty & I can see or spot it quickly. I now work at a major hospital in a surgery unit & although my clientele has changed, I can still see a lot of the same disorders. Regardless of where you are working, you come across a combative patient & the best skill to utilize is therapeutic communication. I did get hit once in the face by one of my psych facility patients & after that, I vamped up my private space but not like they had the plague just enough to back up quickly. I didn't suffer any injury (except for my ego....lol) but I learned I can still treat others in a caring manner but leave myself more room for escape if need be. LOL...bottom line is a code green can happen anywhere, anytime & started by anyone.
  3. Visit  1pinknurse profile page
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    Quote from Jeweles26

    But that's the thing. It is singled out because of the stigma that we as a society give it. If we just see it like any other medical diagnosis requiring treatment, then the whole reason to take offense goes away.
    Also, my teachers in nursing school told us that EVERYONE has some kind of personality disorder, we just have them in different degrees. So I guess that makes psych more normal than CHF or diabetes really.
    I agree with your nursing instructor. It is my opinion & observation that about 60% of the population has some sort of psych disorder. Psych is a broad specialty with many realms to it. I am low balling so it could realistically be higher than that. People these days have so much to deal with & the times have changed.
  4. Visit  WeepingAngel profile page
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    Ha. I once counted how many times we had to waste Dilaudid, since the docs ordered 0.5mg Q1H and our supply was 2mg vials. All night long: "Can someone come waste with me?" I think my record was 12. Maybe it's not a lot but it sure seemed like it!
  5. Visit  Rhi007 profile page
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    Can I just say that to those that took offense to this: I have been clinically diagnosed with depression and severe anxiety disorder I am medicated for it with Prozac and no longer see a psychologist. So I do know how many of the psych patients feel, it's just an observation I made
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  6. Visit  dirtyhippiegirl profile page
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    Umm...psych was counted and a lot of psych pts considered a bad thing when I worked ER because psych beds are hard to get. And this was with the hospital having both child and adult units upstairs.
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  7. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN profile page
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    Trust me, it's not the Quantity, it's the Quality. We got Superman the other day, and,...

    I don't know about your ED, but we don't stock kryptonite
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  8. Visit  Rhi007 profile page
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    I'll have a look in the store room. Take pic if I find any
  9. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    Trust me, it's not the Quantity, it's the Quality. We got Superman the other day, and,...

    I don't know about your ED, but we don't stock kryptonite
    I can't tell you how many times I've taken care of deities ("God" is pretty popular). Haven't had a superhero yet though, but I'm sure I will. My most memorable one patient was "Paris Hilton"...who physically was as unlike the real Paris as one could get. We couldn't meet all of "Paris'" demands either, but since they had been 5150ed, they were stuck staying with us.

    In terms of non-psych issues, had one night when most of the floor was on sliding-scale insulin. The presence of diabetics isn't surprising at all on a detox unit...still, there were so many that night I felt like I perpetually had a lancet or needle in my hand.
  10. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN profile page
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    I had Klingnons in my ED last week, the strange thing was only the little elderly lady who didn't look like a "Trekky" was seeing them. She said they were the "utmost gentlemen and the best company of intellectuals."

    Now, I'm no Trekky, I don't even know if I spelled that right(or "Klingnons?"), but I was glad they didn't "beam" her up, because she was very pleasantly delusional and thoroughly entertaining.

    She introduced each one by their name, command, and time on the enterprise. That didn't amaze me half as much as when she told her Admitting Physician to Eldercare Unit the exact same introduction, Just wow!

    She was of course in mindless chatter with them each time I listened at the door- I have no doubt she was 100% sure she had a "Klingnon Entourage."

    The human mind never ceases to amaze me.

    People who knew her when she was younger said she was an early "in demand" professional and very intelligent and eccentric all her life(in a time where it was rare for women to be CPAs, Attorneys, and Professors).

    When she was being rolled away, I said "May the force be with you up there," and she said dry and without emotion,...

    "...honey, that's Star Wars- but thanks,"..."Star Wars is Not-Real."

    I couldn't argue with her on that point- with the Klingnons surrounding her,... not like I had Luke Skywalker in my back pocket

    Then this evening while I'm reporting off, and in the same ER room, I have this diabetic in acute hypoglycemia who tells me,"why do you guys have people dressed as Klingnons here, y'all having a Star Trek Party?"

    I have no idea. I'm not even going to try and explain it- maybe this town has an underground elderly ladies Star Trek Club?!?!
    Last edit by BostonTerrierLoverRN on Dec 11, '12 : Reason: Formatting
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  11. Visit  ItsANurseLife profile page
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    I had Klingnons in my ED last week, the strange thing was only the little elderly lady who didn't look like a "Trekky" was seeing them. She said they were the "utmost gentlemen and the best company of intellectuals."

    Now, I'm no Trekky, I don't even know if I spelled that right(or "Klingnons?"), but I was glad they didn't "beam" her up, because she was very pleasantly delusional and thoroughly entertaining.

    She introduced each one by their name, command, and time on the enterprise. That didn't amaze me half as much as when she told her Admitting Physician to Eldercare Unit the exact same introduction, Just wow!

    She was of course in mindless chatter with them each time I listened at the door- I have no doubt she was 100% sure she had a "Klingnon Entourage."

    The human mind never ceases to amaze me.

    People who knew her when she was younger said she was an early "in demand" professional and very intelligent and eccentric all her life(in a time where it was rare for women to be CPAs, Attorneys, and Professors).

    When she was being rolled away, I said "May the force be with you up there," and she said dry and without emotion,...

    "...honey, that's Star Wars- but thanks,"..."Star Wars is Not-Real."

    I couldn't argue with her on that point- with the Klingnons surrounding her,... not like I had Luke Skywalker in my back pocket

    Then this evening while I'm reporting off, and in the same ER room, I have this diabetic in acute hypoglycemia who tells me,"why do you guys have people dressed as Klingnons here, y'all having a Star Trek Party?"

    I have no idea. I'm not even going to try and explain it- maybe this town has an underground elderly ladies Star Trek Club?!?!
    I can't help it, this made me laugh.

    I don't think that as nurses we should get offended by one of us discussing our nursing specialty. Psych patients are special and may God bless all the good psych nurses out there because it takes a very unique personality to handle that on a daily basis. I also think you have to have a sense of humor about it, life is too hard to take things too seriously. A sense of humor is a wonderful way of handling stressful situations.
  12. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN

    When she was being rolled away, I said "May the force be with you up there," and she said dry and without emotion,...

    "...honey, that's Star Wars- but thanks,"..."Star Wars is Not-Real."
    !

    Next time, try, "Live long and prosper." Don't forget to to do the hand thing-- thumb extended, fingers extended with pinky and ring finger together, pointer and middle fingers together. Closest I can get here is
  13. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN profile page
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    Hilarious

    That must be genetic, my father can't do it, and he gets so frustrated trying to shape his hand, Lol!
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