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  1. Falls in Psychiatry
    A lot of our falls are behavior. Either being careless or just silly and then also the "I need attention" falls.
    Jul 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Forcing Meds
    Does anyone know where I would find the information for my state?
    Jul 7
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Holiday Pay-- Anyone else heard of this??
    If it makes you feel better, we don't get Holiday pay. Only benefit to working the Holidays is sometimes they provide food. (Yep, hospital cafeteria food. Yum.)
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    I'm almost positive my manager's badge says "unit manager" on it. All the managers do. I agree with OP. I would want recognized for my extra work!
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Seeing your patient in the news
    I would never comment or say anything. I should have clarified this. I was just venting my feelings, not meaning I was considering it.
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Seeing your patient in the news
    We have a patient who is involved in a legal issue and due to the patient's job it makes headlines. It hurts to read the stupid comments people are making on Facebook when the newspapers post the...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. New grad with psych job offer
    The psych hospital I work at does not have a high turnover rate. Maybe you should do some more looking around.
    May 7
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
    Does it only occur during the high?
    May 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Nakedness
    The specific situation I am thinking of is a BPD with some psychosis. So it's partly a "look at me"
    Apr 20
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Nakedness
    Situation: Psychotic patient who continuously removes clothing and is walking around milieu. Not aggressive but not responding to verbal redirection. No meds available (already has had them or...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Psych nursing and primary care
    I kind of wish our facility would do that. I feel like you are able to get to know your patient's better if you are passing their meds as well.
    Feb 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Are bras contraband?
    We allow bras of any kind on our unit.
    Feb 1
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. alternative to trauma shears?
    As far as I know, we don't have anything like this. I'm curious to know.
    Feb 1
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. Resources for caring for BPD
    I would like to find some articles or books or something to assist me with caring for borderline patients in the inpatient setting.
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Does anyone enjoy Nursing School?
    There are some good aspects!! I made some of the best friends I could ever have in nursing school! They understand you and support you!! So that part was amazing!
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Labor & delivery after graduation?
    I would definitely go for the bsn. If you decide not to, maybe you could get an LPN job at an ob clinic?
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Labor & delivery after graduation?
    I was offered a L&D job right after graduation but only because it worked as a tech there while I was in school. The L&D floor where I worked did not hire LPN, and really tried to only hire BSN.
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Best way to handle a delusional patient when they accuse you?
    What is the best way to handle a delusional patient when they are accusing you of doing something (or saying something) that is not true? Recently had one patient who was negative towards...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Bedside handoff?
    I like bedside reporting for nursing, but I'm not sure it's appropriate for mental health.
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Pleasantly Homicidal
    Yep, that's an appropriate descriptor in our line of work!! :)
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. bipolar v borderline
    I'm fairly new and still learning and experiencing everything, but I can tell you - you learn to pick up on borderline tendencies right away! :)
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Tip sof treating patinets with DD & Psych diagnoses?
    This Is a difficulty for me as well.
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Seclusion & Restraint
    I am sure there has to be a specific guideline for this. Can someone help me out? I am in Oklahoma. I tried the joint commissions website and couldn't find anything. (Specifically for when it is...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Staffing Matrix
    We have a 30 bed unit, basically full at all times. We have 2 RNs and 2 LPNs.
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Nursing jobs with a sign on bonus question
    I got a job offer from basically my dream place. As she was tellin me about the details, I found out there is a nice sign on bonus (with two year commitment) My question is: Is there a typical...
    May 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance


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