I work in geri-psych and deal with stool, urine, spit, vomit, blood... oh, everyday
I'm always worrying about my old folks' BP's... geeze, I just sent one out to ER and it turned out she turning a wee bit septic
They may be declared "stable" when we get 'em, but sometimes not so much!
I have my share of dressing changes, foleys, colostomies, casts and imobilzers and IV's and I'm still toileting and helping out with showers when I can.
Some days... I dread looking at my labs.
But that's my elderly for ya... a lot of medical issues on top of psych issues.
Most nurses hate floating to my unit... heh heh.
A nurse with your experience would be welcome with open arms, but if yo are sick of doing that stuff, stay away from geri-psych... which we lovingly call "mini med-surg".
The "sweetest" unit in our facility is Eating Disorders. It's like a picnic over there, but I detest it, personally. Not my bag.
No matter what area you work in psych, you will deal with obnoxious, non-compliant and drama-ridden behaviors.
On the plus side, we don't do a lot of sugar-coating and patients will get called on their behaviors.
You also have to be able to be firm and yet be able to be soothing and know how to deal with difficult behaviors (it's like being a snake charmer sometimes).
I love it but it's not for everyone.