Hello all you psych/mental health nurses out there! I am a MSN-candidate student working on a proposed thesis/scholarly project and I am interested in your input! If I get a lot of feedback, I may try to set up an anonymous study if you would all be so kind to fill it out!
What I am wondering is this:
Do you find yourself doing much wound care as a psych nurse? BY "wound" I mean, pressure ulcers, self-harm, abscesses, lacerations, burns, foot ulcerations, etc.
Have you done much training for wound care or has it been mostly from school or other nurses?
Do you feel confident in your wound care skills?
Do you wish you were trained more often/more thoroughly on wound care?
Do you feel that psych care trumps physical care, like wound management, in most cases?
There has been a lot of research published on this in the UK but nothing/very little that I can find in the US.
You input is MUCH appreciated!