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  1. Go ahead laugh. Laughter keeps you from going crazy.
    Years ago, as the Nurse for an Assertive Communuty Treatment Program, I would visit Patients under my charge if they were admitted for inpatient Psych Treatment. I asked one particular Patient...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. Let Negativity Roll off Your Back: Learn to Set Boundaries
    Great Article, Cynthiahowardrnphd! Makes me want to read more of your Works... Your Article's Essence goes along with an E.A. concept that's worth living by: My happiness does not depend on what...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Dating a former patient
    Yeah! Like a Bar or the Bus Station!
    Nov 14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Dating a former patient
    Differing viewpoints is the stimulus for great debates and is welcomed, ICUman! Having several years of experience has afforded me the opportunity to make, and learn from, my MANY mistakes....
    Nov 12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Dating a former patient
    First, thepsychtech, I applaud your action of gaining data before rushing head strong into an Unethical situation that involves matters of the heart. We Guys often don't use our big head for...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. I realized that I was an old Psych Nurse when...
    I realized I was an old Psych Nurse when... I responded to a subjectively critical Co-Worker with a Holier Than Thou attitude joyously recounting the bizarre behavior of a chronically mentally ill...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. I realized that I was an old Psych Nurse when...
    I realized that I was an old Psych Nurse when...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Psych Nursing
    16428 Words of Wisdom:
    Nov 11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Psych Nursing
    EXCELLENT Background to have for Psych Nursing, Kandigirl! You shall do well and go far. Don't worry about the Nose-Snubbers. Like the Mentally Ill, there's a Stigma with Psych Nurses, also. ...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Delusional Patients (The "Saint")
    I ask myself, jdewberry, Does your "trouble" have to do with the fact that Reality Orientating a Delusional Patient is probably not possible? Yes a Delusion is a false fixed belief in spite of...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. PRN window
    Back when, it use to be a half hour before to a half hour after the Scheduled Hour of Administration. Just Tonight, I went to give an Ibuprofen and the Computer told me I couldn't Administer the...
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. An older male role
    A lot of new younger Nurses start out in Psych just to get their Proverbial Foot in the Door, pad. No Reason you can't either. Any Past Experience in a Similar Area could be an Asset. Psych...
    Oct 26
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Need some comic relief from all this Ebola-ness?
    Here's one from the Antique Truck Site I frequent:
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. Need some comic relief from all this Ebola-ness?
    Great Thread! Here's one from the Breakroom:
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Mental Health Nurse
    Wecome, Solcita! Request through a PM to this Wonderful Individual: Meriwhen
    Jul 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Reception bell at a psych nurses station
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    Jun 10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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