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  1. Nurse Concierge - any experiences?
    OP, check out a company called Accolade, Inc. Essentially, they are nurse concierges, but apparently a lot more too! The RN position is titled Clinical Health Assistant.
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  2. Haldol and Ativan cocktail IV
    Haldol and Ativan IV? Never gave it that route in either the freestanding emergency psych facility I worked at for 8 years or the hospital-based psych unit and psych ER I worked at for a year. We...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. psych tech to psych nurse?
    This is actually very common. Many of the psych techs I have worked with have went on to become psych nurses, and of course get jobs right away b/c they are known to the facility already. Absolutely...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. question about IM emergency meds from new psych RN
    Yes, America has quite the nasty psych history as well, so I believe what you are saying completely. One of the reasons I went into psych nursing was because I saw how horribly people with...
    Oct 7, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. question about IM emergency meds from new psych RN
    @manchmal All very good questions to be asking ahead of time, as in the moment it can be very high-adrenaline. Know that the first few times you might shake a little and be nervous about giving a...
    Oct 7, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. question about IM emergency meds from new psych RN
    That's so interesting @irishpsychintern that you have to, by law, ask a pt. 3x to take something po. I'm sure that gets old in a code situation.
    Oct 7, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Am I Nursey Enough For You?
    This post made me chuckle. I have been a psych nurse for the past 12 years, low on the nursiness scale. And to make matters worse I am now back in school for healthcare IT and hopefully eventually...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Transforming Nursing Practice through Technology & Informatics
    the himss board of directors approved this position statement describing how to transform nursing practice through technology and informatics nurses are key leaders in developing the...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  9. Community College? You must be stupid.
    I actually went to a private 4 yr college right after high school b/c my family wanted me to be a doctor. Well, that lasted about a year. I came home, went to CC, and became a nurse. Now I'm going...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. New ED psych unit, need advice
    Oh, and this unit also did not allow any personal devices of any kind. Pts. are admitted from the ER in hospital clothing to the psych ER and any visitors onto the unit had to pass through a metal...
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. New ED psych unit, need advice
    These things are sometimes trial and error unfortunately, and a lot of times it seems to be because "it hasn't been done before". And then it takes some negative event for change to come around. I...
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Want to get into NI as soon as I can!
    Canchaser, I am going back to school in August for my HIM bachelor's, starting with a coding cert, with my ultimate goal to get into informatics down the line. Anyway, would you mind if I PM'd you...
    May 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  13. Career changers with degrees to become nurses or get msn degree
    This is kind of funny. I have been a nurse since 1998 and I am looking to get out of bedside care. I had been researching for many months what the options might be for someone like me. I think...
    May 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Subsidizing Psychiatric Treatment
    I feel a great disservice has been done to the mental health community by closing the majority of psychiatric State Hospitals. They were working, making a few bucks, feeling useful, finding comfort...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Interview Jitters!
    I've never been a hiring manager in nursing, but I think honesty is important. Tell them just what you told us. Your enthusiasm will show. Good luck with your interview and your journey in psych...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. Your Specialty: Do You Have Regrets?
    I went to psych right out of school and mostly loved it..did it for 10 yrs. Then I got burned out from nursing altogether, but not the patients I was working with, more the politics of nursing. Now...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Training people for new charting system
    When my unit was transitioning to siemens EMR, bar code med admin, CPOE, etc, all this past year or so, they had mandatory training sessions on all shifts. You had a certain amount of time to...
    Apr 6, '11
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  18. Emptying linen and garbage bags. ..part of a Nurses jobs description?
    I've always worked nights and I have always emptied trash that needed to be emptied, cleaned up urine, vomit and feces, and changed linen bags, including throwing them down a chute. There is almost...
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nursing Spectrum....huge informatics section
    Just received my Nursing Spectrum in the mail today and I was thrilled to see a huge section devoted to informatics. Now I finally have something I can show my family members and friends who kind of...
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  20. Any INTJ personality nurses out there…I need help in choosing any advance nursing car
    I just found this post while doing a search for HIM and clin doc specialist, in my seemingly infinite quest to figure out which direction I want to go to get away from the bedside. Eerily, I took the...
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Working as a software consultant RN
    Have you looked into nursing informatics at all? There is a forum on here about NI which is very informative and can probably answer some of your questions and possibly guide you a bit.
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Informatics at work. Nice results!
    here's the content...computerized system slashes psych drug errorsby charles bankhead, senior writer, medpagetoday reviewed by robert jasmer, md; associate clinical professor of medicine, university...
    Mar 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  23. Informatics at work. Nice results!
    Hopefully this link works. From my 2 favorite fields, psych and informatics. https://readingnurse.mednewsplus.com/html/topicdetails.asp?topic_id=25519&section_id=146
    Mar 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  24. New Grad, Possible Job in ER/Psych Intake
    Also having worked in many aspects of psych nursing for the past 12 yrs, including psych ER and intake, I would concur with mentalhealthRn completely. You really need to have experience in psych...
    Mar 22, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Do you wear different scrubs for psych?
    At the freestanding psych hospital I used to work at, most people wore street clothes. Could even be sweats on the night shift if you wanted to. The night call docs wore them all the time, and...
    Mar 22, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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