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  1. feeling a bit awful
    If only I could count how many times I cried after a bad shift for the first couple of years (maybe more) after I graduated... Listen here, ease up on yourself. You made paperwork mistakes! Nobody...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. feeling a bit awful
    If only I could count how many times I cried after a bad shift for the first couple of years (maybe more) after I graduated... Listen here, ease up on yourself. You made paperwork mistakes! Nobody...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Hearing voices
    I have found that there are people who hear voices all the time and sometimes they are laughing and talking out loud to them in their rooms and don't really seem distressed. It's noteable and should...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. something really freaked me out
    I guess you could have brought it to everyone's attention by phrasing it into a question and saying something to the effect of; "Is it ok that the patients are unsupervised or would you like me to do...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. A Nurses' Most Powerful Tool: Touch
    Brought tears to my eyes to read. I teared up for obvious reasons of feeling for the patient, the situation, the need and the beauty in knowing that despite our twisted sense of humor that can be...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Admission first nursing note
    My admission note format looks like this: Pt brought to unit(location) at (time) escorted by (police officer/nursing supervisor/admitting doctor). Dressed in hospital gowns/pajama pants,...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. What to wear on a unit where nurses wear street clothes and not scrubs?
    I usually wear jeans and sweaters or blouses with a scrub jacket but I have gradually started to wear scrub pants sometimes and t-shirts. I tend to NEED pockets. Where I work it is scold-worthy to...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Yet another unnecessary takedown
    I have this debate at work from time to time. There's a number of things in play. First of all it's a dangerous setting to work in so it's important that staff back each other up. I cannot stand it...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. New Psych Nurse
    Don't worry about your nerves. I remember when I started, my hands were trembling sometimes. Take a deep breath and focus on what you are doing. I predict after the first few you'll be fine. My...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. "No nurses of color....."
    I used to be an OB nurse and I once had a patient who was just plain nasty. She had grown uncomfortable in her labor and was demanding an epidural. When the young black anesthesiologist walked in the...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Masters in Psychology to RN
    I'm a psychnurse in a state facility. We have 1 psychologist for every unit (9 units) and there are usually psychology interns helping as well. On my unit, which is an acute civil population, the...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Going bonkers!!!!
    I'm very curious about this.I'd like to hear/read the details of what you are being criticised about. It is unfortunate that you find yourself in such a difficult working environment. Definitely you...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Question for psych nurses!
    Be an agent for change Blue!!! That is if you are still working there. Investigate the hospital's policies...and investigate incident history. Even a panic alarm that you can wear on your...
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. What are ideas for group activities for people with mental illness?
    I'm a psychnurse and I LOVE students taking over the one and only task I really stress about. The reason I stress about it is because I am sooooo busy I don't have a lot of time to do groups but I'm...
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. What would you have said to this CNA
    I would like to post a topic for discussion along the same lines as this "What would you have said to this CNA"... and I'm new to the site so I don't know how to go about that, ( please help) but......
    Jul 16, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. What would you have said to this CNA
    This is a topic of increasing interest to me. I read through many of the posted replies and it seems the consensus is that the CNA in this scenario was insubordinate and could have been written up...
    Jul 14, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. I am a nurse.  Venting about how I feel.
    Very good post! I feel that way too. This field we have chosen can be very frustrating. BUT...and I know you have felt it; the satisfaction when someone thanks you, I mean really thanks you for all...
    Jul 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Male Nurses
    I think the big question you should ask yourself is "Why nursing?" because here's the deal...it ain't easy, but it's rewarding and there are so many avenues you can take in nursing. If you are...
    Jul 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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