Hey New Girl-
Glad to share. We need to know that it's not just our unit or our hospital that's been hoodwinked into mandating CPI training for all staff. A co-worker, who is also a guard at the county jail, says the CPI training is about as effective for us as the DARE program is for keeping kids off drugs:NOT:roll
In my seven years as a psych nurse I've been kicked, punched, bitten, spat upon, had my hair pulled, my foot stomped upon, been called everything but a Child of God, you get the picture. One coworker was decked by a reportedly "nice kid" who happened to be having a bad day,i.e., he found out he was going to the state hospital for six months.
Don't give up; we got along without CPI before and, as soon as it falls out of favor with the suits, we'll get along without it again:chuckle
Stun guns are a great idea: mace isn't too bad either. Why should the cops be the only ones to use it legally?
PS: Nobody jump down my throat, please. If you've been knocked around for five plus years,you'll understand where I'm coming from:wink2: