Our little town geriatric nursing home is being turned into a psychiatric nursing facility due to the facilities social worker trying to bring up the numbers.:angryfire The nurses here are ill-equiped to handle these types of situations, and we cannot get the social worker to understand this. So my questions:
What do you do for a bi-polar who is purposly upsetting the other, older long time residents?
What about a schizophrenic?
I realize that my spelling is not the best right now, and that these are probably every day questions for the more experienced, but I did not hire on as a psych nurse. I may just have to run for it.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.