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  • 32

    Quote from NurseGirl525
    But why call CPS? What did the mother do wrong? She didn't have anyone to take her kids and was obviously seriously ill. If she had to be on fall and seizure precautions was it better to send her out in a car? If you are thinking legality issues, that's honestly a big time legality issue. Can you see my point?
    CPS isn't just for neglect. It's an emergent social worker that has greater resources than a hospital worker to locate kin and can assist in getting family to the child or child to family and secure temporary guardianship for non-immediate family until the parent recovers. It's not to file a complaint against the ill parent. It's to secure emergent social work services and safe placement.

  • 16

    "No." was the only right answer, despite the family's feelings. I also doubt the patient's question was serious to start out with. It's more likely that he was amusing himself ...or possibly expressing frustration with the futility of some aspects of his treatment.

  • 15

    I'm not really sure what other options would be available other than a prolonged stay in the ED until the morning
    I would think children would be safer on the floor until arrangements are made (family or emergency foster care) than in the ED. I mean the ED nurse isn't any more able to handle the situation than you are...maybe even less so because of the very emergent situations that the ED has to manage.

  • 14

    Don't worry and when you go to work please don't start asking around to see who is mad etc...Just go in and do your job as if nothing has happened.

  • 13

    I work 3-11p now, but when I worked days or did clinicals I set multiple alarms. Actually my last semester of nursing school I got up at 0430 because I had an 8 mo. old baby and had to pump before getting ready. You can set a loud one across the room if you're like me and sometimes hit snooze in your sleep. Go to bed early. Get professional advice if insomnia is a regular thing. Lay out your clothes and pack your lunch the night before.

  • 13

    Quote from sarahnp103
    I want to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner however I don't think R.N. duties would give me experience that would help me in that career ex: giving insulin, giving pills, helping patients brush teeth. The two career paths I could take is either getting a BA not in nursing and then doing an accelerated MSN program in which I won't have to be an R.N. or I can get a BSN, be a nurse and then pursue my MSN. Although I would really love to avoid being a nurse beforehand in what ways would being a nurse beforehand help in a NP career, specifically psychiatric?
    Is that seriously what you think we do? If so you have absolutely no idea what nursing is all about and frankly I find your viewpoint to be insulting.


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