To those who work in psych hospitals or on psych units; Do you have a security team available other than your coworkers? I have been working as a charge nurse in a psych hospital for the last few months. I just don't feel like there is much backup should things go wrong. I have seen and been part of the response when a "code" is called and its not impressive. Staff have been seriously injured by patients at the hospital where I work, but the administration is opposed to having a security guard or two on staff insisting that would not be appropriate for our type of "milieu". Caring words aren't enough though and our crisis training was laughable. If this 250 pound psychotic guy puts another nurse in a headlock, how am I and a couple small, middle aged female techs going to help her? Because of my small size, there is a chance that I would have to stop a patient who was intent on hurting a coworker in a manner that would probably hurt the patient. Harming a patient would be a tragic nightmare not to mention a career wrecker. Shouldn't an 82 bed psych hospital shell out for a security guard position?