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  1. Psych Nursing, oh yeah!!!
    "Booty Juice"
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Psych Shoes?
    I had terrible plantar fasciitis a few years back. Too many years of wearing clogs they tell me. My sister is a surgeon and she wears MTBs. The toe box was too small for my fat toes but the clerk...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Any civilians at Lejeune?
    Looking to talk (off line) with someone who is working as a RN at Lejeune. Wondering what it's like to be a civvie in the midst of all that blue among other things. Thanks!
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Confused Psych Student--any advice is appreciated!
    Agreed. I have had many MHWs that were Psych majors. Some decided to go on to nursing school, others not. It's definitely a good intro to in-patient psych and we always need MHWs who are educated...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Red Flags for a Psych Facility
    Patient to staff ratio - how many nurses vs mental health workers are on the unit. If there are more than 12 patients, one nurse may have difficulty doing it all. Turnover is a red flag. If you...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Staffing Matrix
    Thirty bed unit - 6 pts to 1 STAFF member with preference going to MHWs. On any given day the RN is the only nurse and that includes giving meds and attending rounds. The burn out rate is very high.
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Child psych
    I work Child/Adolescent and I'd honestly be surprised if they ask you any serious questions on the interview. For our hospital it's been hard to find experienced psych nurses so we've been getting a...
    May 5, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Group Ideas for active duty?
    Jeckrn, I am an RN in a private hospital that has had a wing contracted by the military for an extended period of time. Any ideas that would be appropriate? I did Sleep Hygiene yesterday,...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Group Ideas for active duty?
    Greetings! I've been given an awesome opportunity to work with some active duty patients. Some have been on deployments but others are just out of boot camp. Some love the USMC others just want...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Topic for Child/Adolscent Psych Inservice
    Here are the topics that I feel are currently relevant to child/adolescent psych. I wish more staff would be exposed to these issues. It's what my kids are facing. Bullying - including cyber...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Psych Nurse w/o Military Experience - Insight?
    Greetings! I've found myself with an opportunity I'd like to explore. The facility I work at is starting to see a lot of returning soldiers with PTSD. I've been studying up on the topic and have...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. What keeps you going? Why do you stay?
    Thank you. I'm going to print out your saying tonight and have it hung by tomorrow. Bless you!
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. What keeps you going? Why do you stay?
    Greetings fellow psychics ;) I work on the Acute side of a psych hospital that is going through a major turnover. Nurses are leaving to go to larger hospitals in the area, most staying in Psych....
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    As a student nurse I drew the "lucky" card to do a one day phlebotomy training. After practicing setting up, reviewing which tubes are for which labs, etc, I was ready. A little nervous, but ready....
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. ODD Boys - Need Ideas Pls
    I just worked the worst two days I've had in a long time. I've got 12 boys in an Acute setting and the majority of them have been diagnosed with ODD, one has anti-social tendencies, one with RAD,...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. Child / Adolescent Mental Health Statistic
    Greetings fellow psychos ;) I'm trying to find some statistics to use in a Diagnosis group for the unit I'm working on. The idea is to add it to the ongoing Medication groups I've been doing. I...
    Jun 30, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. Help!!! The U-12s are driving us CRAZY!
    Greetings! I'm desperate for some therapeutic activities for my 12 and under patients. While we've been doing great on reducing the number of restraints and seclusions on our unit, the number of...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Good books for a beginning psych nurse?
    I have found that reading first person accounts of mental illness has given me more insight to what my patients are experiencing than most subject matter books. Recent reads have been Mind Race:...
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Can you assess a patient's mood?
    Thanks so much!
    Mar 25, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Can you assess a patient's mood?
    Hello fellow psychics :) I'm trying to put together a "cheat sheet" of sorts on documentation for a new grad nurse I'm working with. While looking at some charts I noticed that many nurses start...
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Toys on the children's unit?
    Thank you. Great ideas!
    Mar 11, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Toys on the children's unit?
    I'm wondering what kinds of things you have on your units for younger patients. We're looking into getting more than just crayons and coloring books but are concerned about the safety of some items....
    Mar 7, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Future of PSI, Inc and UHS?
    Dizzylizzydog, With so many large corporations taking over mental health, where exactly does one move on to?
    Jan 17, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Future of PSI, Inc and UHS?
    Details please? I'm looking for hope... Hope that we'll go to electronic charting Hope that management strives to make things better, even if it involve tough change Hope that serious effort is...
    Jan 9, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. What is your hospital doing for Christmas?
    I work on a 31 bed Child & Adolescent Acute ward. With Christmas just days away I asked what was planned for the kids. To my surprise I was told "Nothing" but was given the ok if I wanted to do...
    Dec 16, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing