Words and phrases that I didn't know before I became a psych nurse
- 0Aug 14, '12 by Kay28I noticed the other day while writing my progress notes that we tend to use alot of terminology that non mental health staff are not familiar with. A few examples that I can think of off the top of my head are:
Pt is visable in milieu
responding to internal stimuli (usually written just "responding")
Pt denies SI/HI/AH
contracting for safety
flight of ideas
If anyone can think of anything else to add, please feel free.
- 0Sep 11, '12 by ElladoraWe say "homicidal/suicidal" at our facility a LOT. It's typically a warning to staff members that a client is escalating and having thoughts of suicide/homicide. Basically means watch out, you're likely to see violence of some sort.
EPS was the big one for me when I started. Absolutely could NOT recall that from nursing school.
shuffling or Thorazine shuffle
- 1Sep 11, '12 by DeLanaHarvickWannabe, BSN, RNQuote from MeriwhenThat Dierks Bentley song makes a LOT more sense now, haha.5150 (for those not in CA, that's an involuntary psychiatric hold). I only need to hear/say those four numbers and we all know what to expect for this patient's ride.