ect nurses

  1. 0 is there anyone on here that is a ect nurse?
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  3. Visit  302queen} profile page

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    302queen has 'almost a year' year(s) of experience. From 'Lansdowne, PA, US'; Joined Feb '13; Posts: 45; Likes: 11.

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  4. Visit  elkpark} profile page
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    I've never had a job specifically/exclusively as an "ECT nurse," but I've worked in settings where it was done, and have participated in the procedure and worked with the clients receiving ECT. What, specifically, are you looking for or wanting to know?
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    is it always done under sedations or are there cases where it is done with the pt awake
  6. Visit  elkpark} profile page
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    As far as I know, general anesthesia is always used and is the standard of care nowadays, but I can't swear to that.
  7. Visit  MrChicagoRN} profile page
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    Yes, ECT is done under sedation, but TMS is not.
  8. Visit  jenin} profile page
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    I have maintenance ect every 2 weeks under general anaesthesia. I am in Australia but I cannot imagine it being done anywhere with the pt awake! No way!
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  9. Visit  bostonbakednurse} profile page
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    I am an ECT nurse. A general anesthetic and a muscle relaxant are given. The anesthetic is short acting.
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  10. Visit  Topaz7} profile page
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    I'm an ECT nurse as well, and yes it's done under general anesthesia with a muscle relaxant. If they didn't it would be torture
  11. Visit  Topaz7} profile page
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    Accidentally cut off my post mid way. Anyways it would be no better than how they did it years ago when they used it to punish people "out of their bad behavior."
  12. Visit  poppycat} profile page
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    Quote from MrChicagoRN
    Yes, ECT is done under sedation, but TMS is not.
    I'm not a psych nurse but I was just wondering what TMS is. I've never heard that term.
  13. Visit  Topaz7} profile page
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    Transcranial magnetic stimulation It's a less invasive new were approved treatment
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  14. Visit  poppycat} profile page
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    Thanks, Topaz, I'd never heard of that before.
  15. Visit  Topaz7} profile page
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    Newer* lol and no problem. My unit is in the middle of transitioning into doing TMS treatments. You should research it, pretty interesting!


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