marydc 3,066 Views
Joined Apr 2, '12 - from 'USA'.
Posts: 58 (69% Liked)
My favorite was a note made by the psychiatrist after a patient had intentionally kicked me in the stomach. "Patient is well aware of right from wrong. In my opinion needs a therapeutic trip to jail."
We are a good team and injuries are rare on our unit, but a few serious ones have occurred. I was assaulted and injured one time in the 26 years I've worked on my unit. I missed 5 months of work and still deal with some chronic pain from the incident. My advice is to remember our patients can be completely unpredictable and the unexpected can happen even when you do all the right things.
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