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  1. Invega Sustenna IM injection S/E
    YES !!! One of my clients has reported knots/lumps in her arms since starting IS over a year ago.The client has taken my hand and guided my fingers over these areas and there are at least 2 or 3...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. IM sites for anti-psychotics
    I've never given more than 3ml in any injection. I had a patient on Haldol Dec 350mg IM and I gave it in 2 doses of 1.5cc each.
    Jan 23, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Mystery Doctor
    A patient called our office asking to refill a medication that I had never heard of. I questionied the patient about her med request and asked her to get the empty bottle so she could call her...
    Feb 16, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. RN-Attention Deficit Disorder-Nonhyperactive
    Those of us stuggling with ADHD also have the gift of creativity which we have had to develop to compensate for our difficulty staying focussed and staying on task, so tell us the things you have...
    Feb 16, '08
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  5. community mental health nsg.
    Most areas in NC offer ACT Team services (I think ACT stands for Assertive Community Treatment) and the team consists of the Psychiatrist, NP, therapist, case manager, and nurse. They go into...
    Feb 16, '08
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  6. Fingerprinting in Raleigh
    Hope you have better success at getting prints than I did. My prints don't show up, and the police officer grumbled the whole time about how nurses are the hardest people to get good prints from...
    Jul 16, '07
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  7. Community Support
    Will you be providing the community support service, or are you just to identify pts in need of referral to a community support provider? In the area where I live, a facility has to have approval...
    Jul 16, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Has anyone had the experience of knowing a patient on their unit?
    Ours is a small town, so when I worked in the hospital psych unit, I had many pts that I had been in school with, or knew from the community. Now that I'm working in an OP clinic, I know many pts...
    Jul 16, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. What Kind of Specialty and What Do You Do?
    Outpatient mental health. I have education groups to teach patients about the medications and management of symptoms of Schizophrenia, check vital signs before psych evals, individual med teaching,...
    Jun 12, '07
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  10. Lost a patient to suicide?
    It's sad to lose a patient to suicide, but even sadder to lose a co-worker. We experienced that last week. He didn't work for the same agency, but for an agency that contracted with ours and we...
    Jun 12, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Question for Clinic Nurses
    I work in a behavioral health clinic and stay late almost every day............paperwork!! Every little call requires documentation. Treatment plans, Medicaid authorizations, etc.
    May 30, '07
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  12. Rn
    Rn
    well, since it has been about 10 years ago, it's hard to remember. I borrowed the review book and some other notes from a friend who had taken the test the year before. I thought since I had 7...
    May 10, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Old Nurse New Questions
    I worked on an inpatient unit in a hospital where the program manager was a Master's level SW, but we had a nurse manager who supervised the nurses and it seemed to work well.
    May 8, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. Rn
    Rn
    I took the certification exam through ANCC years ago.
    May 8, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Funny fake names for meds
    I work really hard to provide med education with my psych patients, and some try really hard to sound like they've learned something, many times much to my embarrassment. These are some things I've...
    May 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Delerium Tremens
    I worked inpt psych many yrs ago, and our doctor would order valium and also an assortment of vitamins which are important for a person detoxing, but I can't remember why it is crucial for these...
    May 3, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. Delerium Tremens
    I had a part-time job as CNA while in nursing school, and one night I had a pt who was worried about a spider in his room. He described its appearance and said it was spinning a web from the top of...
    May 2, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Why/how did you choose to specialize in your area?
    I didn't like med/surge in nsg school. My first job was in a hospital, and it was very different than in nsg school. I couldn't keep up the pace. I liked psych in nsg school, so when the...
    Apr 26, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Do you ever forget your patient's names?
    I have trouble remembering my own kids' names. Half the time I call them by the other one's name. Sometimes I ask one kid what the other kid's name is!! There are some days I forget my own name!!!...
    Apr 26, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. LPN at outpatient clinic job, should I stay?
    I agree with onc. You are gaining a lot of experience, but I understand what you mean about the work you are doing. There is a lot of clerical work and tasks that do not require the skills you...
    Apr 26, '07
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  21. Gardasil: has your daughter had this vaccine?
    My daughters' pediatrician is encouraging all female patients to receive this vaccine. I have mixed feelings about this. I do not want my girls to get cervical cancer from HPV, but in 15 yrs from...
    Apr 24, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Vivitrol......
    Thank you. My understanding is that it counteracts the effects of ETOH, but does not control the cravings. The injection came with its own needles. It is very thick and took longer to mix up than...
    Apr 18, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Please share advice on improving efficiency and organization
    I work in the most disorganized and inefficient office ever. It seems no one is in charge and no one knows what they are doing. Our computer system is mostly to blame, but there is so much more to...
    Apr 11, '07
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  24. Can anyone explain this please??
    Thank you for the reminder of the importance of appeciating our health. You are so right, nursing does rob us of our health eventually. I've seen it so often. You describe a very unfair and...
    Apr 11, '07
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  25. Interview Questions for Psychiatric Nursing positions
    When I interviewed for my job over 10 years ago, I was apprehensive about the questions I would be asked too. My concerns were the same as yours. They did ask basic psych questions and situational...
    Apr 11, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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