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  1. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    I remember the day I was asked that question and struggled to say, "Yes, I am safe." I did, after qualifying it with the fact that "he gets angry a lot....once he shoved me, but he wouldn't hurt...
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Professional/Personal relationship with patients
    Before you make the choice, think carefully: if things get sticky, you can't step backward. If you are asked for "expert advice", how will you handle it? If they friend you on facebook and start...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. June 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Hey! What are you doing here? This is MY CMS nightmare! Go find your own!
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  4. I'm just not that into you
    Thank you for addressing this so important topic! Patients KNOW when staff are irritable and unhealthily all tapped out. How can anyone heal anything in a negative, tense, unhappy environment? ...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Why Do People Look at me Like I'm Crazy?
    "Sometimes I cannot help ......., or they don't WANT the help, sometimes I cannot get what the (patient) wants and they see that as a lack of advocacy, and sometimes there are hospital wide things I...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  6. Advice for dealing with addicts?
    Don't argue with them. Get a Doctor's order stating that these meds need to be given an hour apart, and clarifying which one should be given first. You could even make a valid argument for...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  7. Topic for Child/Adolscent Psych Inservice
    Seclusion and restraint. There is such a push today to maintain safety on inpatient units without the use of force by staff. With so many different programs like CPI, Moab, Brandt, etc, being...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. What is psych nursing really like???
    I have been an inpatient psych nurse for over 6 years, having come from being an LNA in LTC. I don't deal with lots of procedures and body fluids anymore. I DO deal with lots of people with psych...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. 1st Psych Nursing Job starts Monday, any advice?
    It pains me to read about coworkers who throw each other under the bus. My motto has always been that if we the staff cannot keep each other safe, we have no business thinking we can keep the...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. What do you have to do to become a psych nurse? What's it like
    As above. Working in psych, you would have lots of opportunities to work with people in crisis. You will meet people suffering from addictions, joblessness, homelessness, and those with significant...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Geri-Psych:  Does it exist?  (asked the naive new nurse)
    I've been working in a psych hospital for over 6 years, and I used to be an LNA on a ten-bed geri psych unit located in a community hospital while stumbling through nursing school. These demented...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Win CASH! Christmas Nursing Caption Contest - $100
    I'm on a consistent carb diet this year, so HE expects me to taste and spit Christmas cookies!
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  13. How to become a psych nurse
    I have an ASN in Nursing. Found a 15 week psych internship program straight out of passing the NCLEX in 2006. I have been a psych nurse ever since. I have never drawn blood or set up an IV. I...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. Being called "ignorant" by your boss- am I over-reacting?
    We warriors need a different strategy for conquoring our stressful jobs. We cannot do this unless we present a unified front in healthcare. It is totally unacceptable to treat each other with less...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. When do you march up the chain of command?
    I think you are extremely wise to be considering your options early in the game. Your radar has been activated for a reason. I believe strongly in the instinct we develop as nurses.... it carries...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What to do about disruptive behavior?
    To dress down anybody in this fashion is a travesty. To find others trying to laugh it off or downplay it as something somebody can get away with because of who they know and how many years they've...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Are you a nurse with "alternative" spiritual beliefs?
    As a nurse who is also a human being, there are so many ways of expressing myself without wearing religious emblems on purpose. My goal, when I am working, is to help my patients be the healthiest...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  18. Recollections from 25 years of psychiatric nursing
    I have more than 19 years to go to catch up with you. I've loved the nearly 6 years in psych nursing so far. I knew I "belonged" when I started on a floor with super-experienced psych RN's and...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Hello all
    Congratulations! Doesn't it feel great knowing all your hard work has paid off? Good luck with your job search Art!
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  20. New post ahead!!!!
    Celebrated 5 years as a psych nurse this year.....6 th year anniversary coming up in just a few weeks, actually! Time does fly so fast in the long run, even if a single shift can feel like forever. ...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings

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