Psychiatric Nursing Assessment Form

  1. [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Hello Everyone,
    I am a recent new grad RN, and I have just started working as a psychiatric nurse with a Community Treatment Team, the majority of my patients are schizophrenic. I am hoping that some of you may be able to help me coming up with a good assessment form (I will be going to be visiting them in their homes and out in the community). The current RN on the team is transitioning into another position in another facility and I am going to be the only RN on the team (I will be working with therapists, vocational specialists and a psychiatrist). I want to come up with a stream line assessment form focusing on the nursing aspects but I do not know where to start (my co-workers focus is some what different than mine). If anyone has any suggestions for me that would be great!
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    Joined: Dec '08; Posts: 6
    Telemetry RN
    Specialty: Community Psych, Telemetry


  3. by   showbizrn

    (Click on the form, highlight it, copy it, and...Psychiatric Patient Assessment - Sample)

    Much Success to you.
  4. by   sissykim
    I have the same delima different day, i tried to copy the assessment it did not work for me. Help please
  5. by   showbizrn
    The page downloads on my iPhone
    but not my PC.
    I'll have to get back to you.
  6. by   kleocattra
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]ShowbizRN thank you for the reply, but I was not able to view that page either.
  7. by   BSNBritt
    I couldn't open the link, but here's what I think, I would include:
    Suicidal/homicidal/depressed/anxious? (if so, scale)
    Changes in medications?
    Medication compliance?
    Dressed appropriately for season?
    Affect (does it match what they're telling you?)
    Use quotes from the pt. whenever possible!

    Hope that helps
  8. by   Meriwhen
    Quote from showbizrn
    The page downloads on my iPhone
    but not my PC.
    I'll have to get back to you.

    Is this it?