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  1. restraint /carry bag question
    Does anyone know when transporting a pt via carry bag to bring themto a room for restraint purposes, are they supposed to be face down when transported? Or does it matter?? I know DMH regs are...
    May 24, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. benzo withdrawal......advice please
    Ok calling all experienced psych nurses: This is the third pt at least ive seen that appears to be in benzo withdrawal even after the taper is DONE. Seems no doctors think that people could be...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Med/Surg to Psych
    believe it or not you are a hot commodity for this field. You have psych experience, Most sick people have psychiatric issues ie depression, losses, substance abuse, you name it. Your med surge...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. prolixin dec question
    Had a really psychotic aggressive guy ordered for prolixin dec. gave him the IM injection in the arm site /deltoid. I know the preferred site is in the gluteus, but he was so willing to take it in...
    Nov 25, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. words for suicidal patients?
    Hi everyone, I have been working in psych for eight months now. Sometimes I really love it, and other times I dont. It has been really interesting, never ever boring. Anyway, I was wondering what...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Lithium toxicity
    Im getting conflicting info on levels... anyone know what a true lith level is when its toxic? over 1.2? Also, what symptoms do you see? have u seen any patients with true lithium toxicity? What...
    Sep 7, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. HELP! Stressing Over NCLEX Results
    sounds like you were maybe missing info on your application somewhere? call the test center that you took the test at. Good luck!
    Jun 24, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. Disastrous New Grad Orientation
    If it gets better, shortly, grrreat If not, dont sweat it, take what youve learned, go somewhere else. dont accept anything less than a supportive work environment, TRUST ME there are enough...
    Jun 10, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Made a med check  error -- feel terrible
    You are being WAY too hard on yourself. Yous ound very concscientous and you are more than likely doing fine. In a perfect world, we check bands every single time we walk in a room. Like the...
    May 9, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. oxygen for seizures in psych patients??
    Hi everyone I had a patient seize the other day, I had never seen that before. He was hyperventilating, shaking, etc. Got vitals, gave ativan IM , and basically kept hime safe until it subsided....
    May 9, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. personality disorders?
    Im sort of a bleeding heart when it comes to patients. My question: Im thinking the other day, boy I feel so bad for this pt [borderline) because he is so distraught, acting out, crying,...
    May 2, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. What overwhelms you the most?  What did NS NOT prepare you for?
    I agree with you one hundred percent. Skills come eventually. By far, the greatest Issue I had as a new grad and at my last jobwas lack of support. Entered a job in LTC and lacked some basic...
    May 2, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. First relatively big mistake... can't stop crying
    dont be too hard o n yourself. I had been doing that for a year, and still do it sometimes. It is POINTLESS. Trust me, everyone makes mistakes at times . EVERYONE. If the patient wasnt harmed, and...
    Apr 28, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Adverse drug reactions
    Does anyone know the five groups of adverse drug reactions? It is on a test Im taking and I cant seem to find them anywhere! thanks ahead
    Apr 28, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Coping with a depressed boyfriend
    coping with someone elses depression can be difficult. Dealing with your own is hard too. My ex husband went through some pretty bad depressions.He would lash out at me, get migraines, refuse to...
    Apr 15, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. new job, mistakes
    thanks, needed tohear that . I cant let one mistake blow me over. How is your job going?
    Apr 5, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. new job, mistakes
    Hi everyone, Just started a new job in Psych and love it... But I got so nervous after realizing I transcribed an order WRONG!! today, I documented on the wrong sheet! I hat e making stupid...
    Apr 4, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. I'm so BORED with my job!!
    Wow! I would say you are in the minority of people who are bored with nursing(on this thread anyway). Here is my suggestion: Find out what you love and do it.
    Mar 27, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. I've lost confidence,0 time management skill
    Yes. of course. You are not alone. Nursing is tough, and especially when you are new. Don't spend too much time worrying... Regroup and reassess what it is that would make you happy. One setting that...
    Mar 15, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Tell me the Pros and Cons of Nursing
    :twocents:pros, you stay busy , money can be good, opportunity to help people and feel good about that, theres a schedule for everyone, there are many different fields of nursing/ many job...
    Mar 4, '08
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Help?
    That sounds like way too many patients. Do you work with another nurse with thirty pts? do you have aides? do you only have to give meds? Elaborate on the whole picture here. If I took that...
    Mar 4, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. New Orientee. What items do I need to bring?
    I am also starting my new psych job next tuesday. Cant wait Lisa
    Mar 3, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. First job in sub-acute unit in LTC
    You may have a tough jobat this place... but that is the best way to learn. NO NEW nursing job is easy, though. The learning curve is steep. The first year is all new. So look at it this way,...
    Mar 2, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. First job in sub-acute unit in LTC
    Long term sub acute? I assume you will have pretty complicated patients. I worked in a long term acute setting, for a short time, and the pts were sicker than the med surg floor I worked on. You...
    Mar 1, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Is this all there is?
    :nuke:Dont get discouraged; There are alot of different types of nursing jobs out there! I posted a resume on the net and get calls everyday from all different kinds of nurse recruiters, looking...
    Feb 28, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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