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  1. Your patients thoughts on YOU
    My patients ( specifically the ones who are there frequently) are very comfortable telling me what they think of me. Some ask me how in the heck I have the keys when I am as crazy as they are...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. To lock or not to lock the rooms
    Our rooms are open at all times unless the patient has a personalized behavior plan in place. The behavior plan is usually to deal with people who are malingering.
    Oct 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Student sleeping daily on bus
    My son used to sleep on the bus all the time. To school only. Turns out he is phase shifted like his parents ( natural sleep times not in line with school times no matter how early we put him to...
    Sep 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. The Docs Who've Got Your Back
    Our main psychiatrist has my back all the time. I send him an unit update on what is going on the weekends he is not on call and he puts orders in from home when the covering drs are not listening...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. What makes a COB crusty?
    The medical beds on our unit are the hand cranked variety
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Having a hard time saying 'no' to working overtime
    With my commute the unit already knows that I will only pick up 4 extra hours on days that I am already working. If they are calling me for a whole shift ( pet peeve, dont call me on Monday to work...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  7. My Very Special Snowflake
    I am sorry, I did not mean to offend. I know many patients who cannot work because of their mental health issue and do not feel that they are VSS. But there are those who play the system and want...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. My Very Special Snowflake
    I have lots of special snowflakes... I work psych. My favorite though was when I was doing a one to one with a patient who was pouring it on. Trying to get ssdi because of their ADHD. Going on...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Saying No!
    I have no problem saying no. I usually just say, I will check the schedule when I get there and see what I can do to help. If the staff working are ones that will come in and help me when I am...
    Aug 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Decompressing - HELP - 23 yo RN in distress! LOL
    Zombie hunting... Best stress relief I have found. AKA- house of the Dead 2 on the wii. There have been times where my negative coping skills creep in, which in turn makes me realize how hard...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Your Favorite Part
    My favorite part of my job is when a patient is talking to me, looks at me and says, I have never told anyone that before, and by finally trusting someone with the secret they have been holding onto...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Gotta love it
    Last night one of our frequent flyers said to me.... Mandy, youre touble... I said noooo ( in a sarcastic type of way, I am the trouble maker on the unit), he said, youre right, you are evil. To...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Aw yes, what to say when you gotta get hired?
    Honestly I did not agree to anything that I did not know going into the job. I knew I was going to have to work weekends, I knew I was going to have to work 3-11/11-7, I knew I was going to have to...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. Days or Nights with kids?
    Nights work best for my family during the school year ( my kids are older). My husband has them at night, sitter puts them on the bus, and then I sleep while they are at school, get them off the...
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. June 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Did you see the newest patient satisfaction scores... since we all have to wear the same scrubs patients are complaining that they can not tell who their nurse is.
    Jun 3
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  16. June 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Well, we warned them. Now that we have mandated colors no one can tell us apart.
    Jun 3
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  17. "hard" restraints?
    The main difference I have seen at work is that the when a patient is in soft restraints on the medical side ( we dont do soft) they do not require a 1:1 sitter, when we have someone in hard...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Nurses selling at work?
    We all just put the information in the back and if people want to buy fine, if people dont, fine. Oh and for the girl scout magazine sales I have coworkers that will give me their home email address...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Difference in Psych Hospital vs Mainstream Hospital w/ Psych Unit
    oh and the big psych hospital in the area has separate floors based on DX where we are a mixed unit ( no peds/adolescents)
    May 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Difference in Psych Hospital vs Mainstream Hospital w/ Psych Unit
    Around here it means the stand alone pysch hospitals are more selective on who they will admit. I work on a unit inside a main hospital and we are more of a medical psych unit than a typical psych...
    May 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. 15 minute rounding sheet
    We have separate sheets for 0005-0800 and 0805-0000, each hour is broken into 5 min blocks ( the most we ever chart is q5min) and there is no code on the sheet for where they are, there is a...
    May 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Sign on bonuses, tuition assistance, hospital benefits
    My job offers affordable benefits ( both premium and copay/deductibles), free tuition for me at the associated university or they will cover half of my tuition for other colleges, they will pay half...
    May 28
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  23. You know the ER is slammed
    When the nursing supervisor calls the Behavioral Health Unit and asks if any staff members are willing to float to the ER to give them a hand. I went over when my shift was done but because the ER...
    May 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. First externship in a psych floor, what to focus on?
    In three years we have had 2 or 3 patients with a trach and they performed their care themselves. I have had to cath both males and females and wound care we do a lot of
    May 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Could someone paint a picture for me, please?
    Oh and I worked LTC for 6 yrs prior to going to psych. The staffing ratio will seem like heaven to you and imagine your worst acting dementia patient, medicated. That is one thing with the unit...
    May 25
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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