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  1. Need some comic relief from all this Ebola-ness?
    Great Thread! Here's one from the Breakroom:
    6:32 am
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. Why did you choose to become a psych nurse?
    Quotes from: http://allnurses.com/psychiatric-nursing/why-did-you-897937.html
    Oct 9
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Changing Attitudes of a Psych Nurse
    It sounds as though what you're experiencing is a normal progression of some desensitation and acceptance of your own and others' abilities and limitations, wingding. This progression as a Psych...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. I realized that I was an old Psych Nurse when...
    About 20 years ago, when I had Long Hair and a Beard, I worked out of a Community Mental Health Clinic which, among other Services, Housed a Day Treatment Program for Mentally Ill Clients. One...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Mental Health Nurse
    Wecome, Solcita! Request through a PM to this Wonderful Individual: Meriwhen
    Jul 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Reception bell at a psych nurses station
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    Jun 10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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


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