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  1. Emergency Psychiatric Medications
    we use Haldol/ Ativan or Zyprexa/ Ativan depending on the doctors preference..
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Got hired!!
    I went into psych straight from nursing school three and a half years ago and I love psych! It is not for everyone but it is very much my passion. I have always worked with adults and shy away from...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Child psych
    I broke the fear and worked a pediatric psych unit for the first time last night. (I have worked adult psych inpatient for three and a half years now and love it) I amazingly found I loved working...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. search me!
    I work in an inpatient psychiatric facility. We have a detox unit as well as a general psych unit. We wand a patient when they come in the door. Once they are in a more private area, we have the...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Psych patient refuses medication but can't tell me why...what now?
    Keep educating him on the fact that there are many meds out there, and like others said find other ways to help him cope. Does he have a hobby or did he have a hobby? Find something out from him that...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. psych groups
    My fave topics are. 1- How to talk to a healthcare provider. ( It is amazing but many psych patients do not understand that nurses and Dr's want to know symptoms that they are having and how the...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. pregnant psych patients?
    Just random questions.. How comfortable are you of taking care of a pregnant patient in a psych facility? (not med/ psych just a free standing inpatient psych setting) For those that do take psych...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Do psych nurses really just hand out medication?
    Where I have worked, we hand out medications. We hold groups, educate patients on whatever we need to educate them on. My fave educational topic is med compliance and follow-up care. I assess...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. 1st Psych Nursing Job starts Monday, any advice?
    I am pretty honest with new nurses when they come into psych. You are either going to like psych or you are not. It is not worth it if you take the job home with you. I enjoy the patients and find...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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