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  1. PRN times in psych
    Agreed. However, if a Decision must be made before a Clearer order is Recived, a Rule of Thumb is Four Hours between Doses.
    Aug 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. patient/license safety
    Lessee... Let me Figure this out.. Your Staffing is 30 pts w/ 5 Staff Members... that's 6:1. On Day Shift, we have 2 RNs, 1 LPN, and 1 Tech for 15 pts. That's about 4:1. Eves has 1 RN, and 2 LPNs...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Got my first psych job!
    Congratulations on your New Position, luv twilight! Home Health is an Excellent Background as a Prerequisite for Multiple Areas of Nursing! In Addition to Mish's Good Information and Advice, you...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Mental Health Nurse
    Wecome, Solcita! Request through a PM to this Wonderful Individual: Meriwhen
    Jul 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. New grads psych nursing
    This may be True, and I don't think that I am an Exception to the Rule but... my first Nursing Job was in Psych as an LPN where I stayed for 2 1/2 years and went on to also work OR, CD, become an RN...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Thanks be to God for Good Co-Workers!
    Right now, I am giving a Prayer of Thanks to God Almighty for my Great Co-Workers who have made the past Two Nights not Merely Bearable, but Transcendent! Yelling, Falling, Head Banging, Hypoxic,...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Falls in Psychiatry
    On the MN Shift, ALL of the Typical Stuff (Non-Slip Footwear, Bed in Low Position, Identifying Accoutrerment, etc.) including the Higher the Fall Risk, the closer to the Nurses Station. If a Fall...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Reception bell at a psych nurses station
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    Jun 10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Need Advice: I Don't Want To Be A Crisis Clinician!
    Yeah, sorry, Crisis Response was within the Realms of the RN's Duties when I was part of an Assertive Community Treatment Team back in the late 90's. I even got Flack from Administration when a...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Reception bell at a psych nurses station
    I don't know if it's such a "bad" idea, cashy. Management might just be attempting to Support the Patients' Perception of Reality. I mean, after all, many Patients believe Staff should treat them...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Psychotic Psychic?
    Excellent Examples and Perspectives! Well put, mcfar: I even wonder sometimes, Whispera, if the Psychosis is the Reason For or is a Caustive Factor Of the Psychic State? Neat Story, abbnurse!...
    May 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. In over my head?
    "One individual in particular doesn't have a diagnosis but he's severely delusional and violent. He came to us unmedicated and remains so. We have no training on how to neutralize physical aggression...
    May 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Psychiatric Emergency! Fumbling Syringes?
    AMEN! I such Circumstances, I tend to talk my way through the Process as it occurs, mainly to the Patient, but is also meant for all those present: "Now I am giving you this injection. It's to...
    May 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. Psychotic Psychic?
    This past morning I was helping out on the Adult Unit, where I rarely work nowadays, when an Interesting Situation occurred: I asked a Patient their name and introduced myself. The Patient said...
    May 9
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. example of BIRP psychiatric charting
    Our Institution hasn't used that Particular Format in a Couple of Years, but here's an Example: Behavior: Pacing hall, self-talking stating, "I see you over there, Eggie Fricke, and if I get a...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. Psych meds and hyperglycemia
    A little over 10 years ago the Risperdal Drug Reps were really touting, according to Studies, Risperdal caused the lowest rise in Blood Sugar of the Current Antipsychotics in use.
    Apr 27
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. I realized that I was an old Psych Nurse when...
    Thanks for the Responses and Carrying the Funny Ball Forward... This Sort of Situation was Handled Differently in Times Past: Back in the 70's, and I believe it was on Saturday Night Live,...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Charting PRN requests
    Well said!
    Apr 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. How do you keep a calm milieu?
    Of course, in an Appropriately-Administered Therapeutic Way with Subsequent Objective Documentation, right Mandychelle?
    Apr 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. I realized that I was an old Psych Nurse when...
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    Apr 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. How do you keep a calm milieu?
    http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/violence-against-nurses-514904.html The Discussion was a little longer ago than I remembered, and I found Other Threads that were Pertinent, so you...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. How do you keep a calm milieu?
    Wow, Isastorm- this is some Intense Stuff. Individuals not having to deal with the Ramifications of their Behavior will continue that Behavior because it fulfills some sort of need for them, like...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. two weeks as a CNA, and something doesnt seem right?
    ​Everything Hygiene Queen said in her Post, including, Just about everything was hard before it became easy. If you stick with this Line of Work, Eddie, you will find the Ways and Methods to...
    Apr 21
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Charting PRN requests
    Good Question, VM. Patients who have a history of letting Professionals know that they have experienced Auditory Hallucinations are usually relatively open to admitting an exacerbation of that...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. padded isolation
    Good Question, prince. Enlightening Responses, Posters. In my years as a Psych Nurse, I've seen only one Padded Isolation Room. That was back in the early 90's and was on the DD side of the State...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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