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  1. I don't think the union should represent you before the bON. You can help your union representative with the links. It...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. I am still confused.....was the med you prepared given to the wrong pt??? if you did not tell the other nurse to do this,...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. I strongly suggest that you do the med-surg thing first. As well as reinforcing what you learned in school, you learn...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. I did med ed groups on adult psych. I didn't ever identify what drugs anyone was on. Sometimes they brought it up...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Everyone who has already posted has offered good advice, but I'll just offer a couple of bullet points because it's late and...
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  6. hey there, new grad! i recommend the pocket guide called "psych notes" put out by the people that put out other pocket...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. I live and work in the UK. A few years ago we introduced smoking bans and we have some of the same problems mentioned here....
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. I have worked detox and rehab units and the thing to remember is that people in recovery have developed coping skills that...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. I agree that there are confidentiality/HIPPA issues with doing a medication education group unless it's handled in a very...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. I have an objection to having a GROUP for medications if it shares what each person is prescribed, since that's personal and...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Im not a psych nurse but I am an ex smoker and I dont think an inpatient acute care setting is the right time for people to...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. In the most litigious country in the world - I'd like to see an employer force an employee to be exposed to a carcinogenic...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. I love the ability to just sit down and talk to my patients, going over plans, goals, hopes and dreams for their future. I...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. I have to say, I am very impressed with this man...taking that extra step. Again, you can throw tons of pills at the...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. HI It really doesn't make sense that you got turned over the BON - unless you were the supervisor, and even then thats not...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. i briefly mentioned this book in another thread. i read it many years ago, finding it both instructive as well as...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. patients often feel an antidepressant placebo affect when they 'feel' ssris work within a few days when i think it is more...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. I totally agree. Polypharmacy has become a problem. And.............There is NO magic pill or pills. I am a firm...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. I think that the practice of polypharmacy doesn't do much to help people. Sometimes prescribers forget that not everyone...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. the topic of aspd is always an interesting one. previously known as sociopathic pd, a predator mentality with a lack of...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. God bless Peter Samuelson who started off this program in California for those homeless who are without shelter. The...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Your facility sounds terribly understaffed,i cannot understand why you are assigned 10 patients who are children with this...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. P.S. AFTER fiilng your WRITTEN complaint at your next job (presuming you like it and want to keep it), be prepared for the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Dear WhoaNelly: Here's the deal: most if not ALL employers are paranoid of potential litigation. When any employee...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Toxic environments offer little but provide poison to its members. If you are not in the position of power to make...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  26. self harm fits many theories: 1. To "feel" the pain that is otherwise intangible - a detachment from emotions; inability...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  27. Keep in mind that many psych nurses have no experience in medical nursing or none recently-- I was one of few with medical...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  28. I was a psych nurse for years. One of the hazards of working psych is missing something because you assume that the patient...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  29. Also dizziness, and a hx of seizures. By the time pt got halfway through the list of complaints, I was on the phone calling...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  30. Depends a lot on which sort of PRN you're talking about. The simplest way is to get the prescribing pdoc to take...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  31. It's an interesting concept. And it's already rapidly growing. Neuromodulation is already a tested technique (in rats)...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  32. I didn't read all of the replies, so this may have been said before, but I use Meditech too and at our hospital we got IT...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. A few things you could say (depending on the presenting problem not all will be applicable to everyone)... I'm creating a...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  34. Looks like all that can be said has been said. The OP has received many replies and hopefully can make the right decision...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. i'm thinking that while a nurse may work 20 miles away to escape recognition, that patrons would also likely go to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. I found more information about the fired couple's legal case in a legal journal referencing first amendment issues:
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. Your point confirms my point: Our culture is screwed up. Guess what? Breasts at work are breasts that are feeding a baby....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. question asked is can a board of nursing take away a license for working as a stripper? doen't matter what our personal...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. I find it interesting that your perception is that pornography/strippers, general sexualization of women is not mainstream. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. The thing I think about is what is someone who saw you stripping ends up a patient of yours or on your unit and recognizes...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. I know! Doesn't matter if you're a stripper, dancer, or single mom just surviving....if management wants you out, then...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. I just reviewed my policy and procedures this past month. Guess what? I do some things differently than the policy says. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. Some states are "fire at will" and don't need an excuse to let you go.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. The more I think about this, I imagine the problem could be more with employment than a BON. Boards of Nursing will have...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. she made it our business by posting on a public forum. she and the subject, are fair game. leslie
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. Reminder: Please, debate the issues and not the people. If you think someone has made an objectionable post, use the report...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. I believe it is safe and reasonable to say that mainstream opinion in the United States is that stripping and pornography...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. It depends on the State Board, and probably the reputation of the establishment that you dance in. I doubt if a medical...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. I'm not going to argue with you there. the lifestyle itself is pretty sketchy, and depending on where you work it can be...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. Very true... However, in this economic climate- the excuses etc. don't really much matter. Anymore it boils down to "if I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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