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  1. Good books on psychiatric nursing?
    Here's one I think is very good - very practical and geared towards real life inpatient psych. Its called... Wait for it... Inpatient Psyhiatric Nursing! By Linda Damon et al. If you get only one...
    May 20
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. former hospital admin wanting to be a psy nurse practitioner
    Maybe post this in the NP forum?
    May 4
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. NEED ADVICE Male Borderline!!!
    We use a behavior plan, refer all questions and concerns to their contact person who sets a time to meet with the pt for a finite length of time that is not extended. And encourage the pt to write...
    May 4
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. minimum # of practice hours to keep MA license current?
    Does anyone know if there is a minimum # of hours you have to work per year to keep your MA RN license current? All I can find is 15 contact hours of CEUs every 2 years. Surely that can't be all? ...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  5. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    So here's a curious fact. The post by cheezwizz90, RN has disappeared. So have all the posts that quoted him. If you google part of what he said, it shows up in the search. But when you click on...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Tell us about a GOOD day at work!
    Love it! What was the group about? And I MUST know how you stopped a fight with your funky socks! :D
    Apr 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Tell us about a GOOD day at work!
    Oh, now I get it. I had posted this in the Psych Nursing forum so I assumed you were on a psych unit.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Being Nurse Ratched
    Thank you for posing this question - I think we need to consider everything we do in this light and not keep doing things "because that's what we do". (My comment is off-topic, I know, but I just had...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Being a nurse in MA/New England
    No utopias anywhere in nursing but I think the Western Mass workplace culture is better than a lot of other places. There seems to be more of an expectation of healthy communication, and...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  10. Greenfield Community College ADN program
    Do you know what # you are on the wait-list? I know somebody who was notified the day before the program started that they were in. So don't lose hope! Also, if it turns out that you don't get...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  11. Benzo free inpatient hospital?
    Thanks, Jules. What do you think of the use of anticonvulsants in mild alcohol detox in a patient with no hx and low risk of seizures or DTs? You know, the patients who have no objective symptoms and...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Benzo free inpatient hospital?
    OP: When you have a long-term heavy drinker, does she do anything to prevent seizures, even if it's not a benzo? Because I think that would be important. One of our docs sometimes used scheduled...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Concerns, asked to resign, etc.
    The post by not.done.yet brought back terrible memories of nursing school where I had instructors who were impatient with my slow speed and with my tendency to be thorough and do it by the book, and...
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. "He wants his Ativan? Well I'm not giving it to him"
    It's not necessarily always a power trip. I work in psych and sometimes there is a good reason to delay a PRN. Sometimes orders are written so that patients can take all their PRNs really quickly in...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Tell us about a GOOD day at work!
    Hygiene Queen - dreamy indeed! I love shifts when I feel like the patients got the attention they need and deserve! JustKeepSmiling - Seems like most of the things you list are things you really...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. Ideas for groups run by RNs?
    Thank you all! Do you have any links to handouts or details of the information you present? It would be good to have something as a starting point to then adapt for our own use.
    Mar 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. Tell us about a GOOD day at work!
    OMG - that's a GOOD shift?! LOL! But yes, good co-workers make such a difference!
    Mar 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Ideas for groups run by RNs?
    Do RNs facilitate groups on your unit? If so, what are the topics that generate the most interest among the patients? And what are some good sources for materials? If not, what groups do you...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Tell us about a GOOD day at work!
    Did you have a good shift lately? Tell us about it! What makes you happy at work? What makes the hard work worth it?
    Mar 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Online PMHNP programs...good idea?
    Thanks for posting this, Ted. I've been working in inpatient psych and I am also tentatively interested in finding out more about reputable online PMHNP programs. Anybody have any recommendations?
    Mar 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. How many shifts to work in order to prevent Burnout.
    My facility considers us full-time at 32 hours and I think that's wise. The work we do is much much more draining than your average desk job. 32 hours of acute psych nursing is like 48 hours of a...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Dogs: A nursing intervention?
    We have Pet Therapy on our unit once every two weeks, and we wish we could have it every day - the patients love it. If a patient is phobic or allergic we cancel Pet Therapy for the duration of the...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Typical Day at Work?
    I don't know. I don't think it's like that everywhere. We mostly just cover the basics in our notes, do charting by exception, and its all computerized. I'm the slowest one of everybody and even I...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Passed PMHNP ANCC TEST
    Congratulations! And thank you so much for sharing what you found helpful.
    Mar 1
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. what interferes with counseling
    What gets in the way? Tasks. Tasks get in the way. Charting, charting and more charting. Charting that nobody looks at. Little things that pts need - supervising pt's getting #s out of their...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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