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    We use both Geodon and Abilify at our hospital. I don't see much change with these except for a few with these as with any other of the atypical antipsychotics. We are a long term hospital which of course have patients that have had every antipsychotic that is produced. I find each drug works for some but not for others. I just see less side effects with the atypicals.

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    What a terrible thing to have happen. I am surprized that the hospital didn't search this pt. more for anything he could hurt himself. Whenever a pt. is at risk you generally find out what he has on his person. also even though it is usual to wear street clothes don't they check the pt out when they admitt him to the unit? I work at a long term psychiatric hospital and we do a search of everything as well as whatthe pt is wearing or carrying when they are admitted and anytime they are out on pass off grounds , shopping,or on return from leave for anthing that is contraband on the hospital grounds.I think if you feel this pt is suicidal or homicidal it should be a matter of protocol to find out if they have anything on their person to harm themself.

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    I never saw the ad with Rendell but since I'm a state hospital employee I'd like him to come and do my job .See if he'd have a smile then!

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    There is a lot more to psych nursing than just sitting and having small talk. I have been in the field for many years.There has been many changes and the days of babysitting are over.Groups ,assessments ,treatment planning,documentation are all part of it besides just sitting and talking to the client,offering support as needed. If you like the field it's for you.The wages depend on where you are at and who you are working for as for every nursing job.

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    Hi to all the Pa nurses. I'm not a new grad but have always worked in Pa. I'm in mental health in northwest Pa.

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    BPD, consistency is definately the answer as well as limit setting. In the state hospital I work in there are more and more BPD patients ,seems like that is all the new patients we receive.

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    margnurse, i have worked in a state hospital in PA. for thirty years. It really is different because usually patients stay much longer than in a general hospital psych. unit . We have patients who have been here as long as I have besides the ones who are here for lee than a year. It provides more time to get to know your patient but now the emphasis is on making stays shorter. I think you will find it different but something that can be quite rewarding.Wish you luck in your new job and hope you find it is something you like. Being leery is part of changing to something new.



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