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Joined Apr 2, '12 - from 'USA'. Posts: 58 (67% Liked) Likes: 193

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  1. I'm a psychiatric nurse and was assaulted resulting in a broken nose and other injuries but that happened so fast it wasn't...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. 27 years in psych and I've had 1 violent assault. Injuries included, having hair pulled out, black eye, broken nose and...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. My entire career, 27 yrs, in the same department. I work on an inpatient psychiatric unit and have no plans to leave. It's...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I work on an inpatient acute care psychiatric unit. We recently exchanged our nonelectric, crank style hospital beds for...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Many years ago I was working nights and received a transfer from a medical floor. The man was in a very psychotic episode. ...
    May 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Congratulations! Any suggestions you can give me for a good study guide?
    Apr 12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Don't try to fool me, I know you have a pack of cigarettes and a lighter hid here somewhere!
    Feb 9
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  8. It's Supernurse to the rescue!
    Feb 9
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  9. "How to look incredibly stupid?": Impulsively decide that at 5'3, 100 lb you can get in the middle of 2 angry male patients...
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. 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...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Last year I wrote a thread about how 25 years in psych has affected me. Here is a bit from that: "I have been challenged...
    Oct 20 '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. I did not go to your house and bring you to the hospital, you called the squad. I did not tell the doctor you were suicidal,...
    Oct 12 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. No suggestions but you might want to check before buying one of those little fans (even battery powered). They are strictly...
    Sep 1 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I work on a psychiatric unit. I was telling a psychiatrist about an agitated, delusional patient who believed that he was...
    Jul 20 '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. I worked days with night rotation for years and it's tough. Typically every other weekend;nights Fri and Sat then back on...
    Jun 23 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Looking back at your first post it sounds like you all are still using paper charts, I missed that part and it's where I got...
    Jun 15 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I know we'd be lost without ours! I just don't get how secretaries are able to enter orders with CPOE. Only the providers...
    Jun 15 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. It surprises me that some are still entering orders even with CPOE. We went to CPOE last year and our secretaries don't...
    Jun 15 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. We also use Geodon and make the same complaint every time!
    Jun 8 '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. I also work on an acute care locked psych unit and recently made a mistake when I should have known better. I had 2 male...
    Jun 2 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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