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  1. Free group resources?
    I am looking for free online resources for psych groups. Would especially love to find free videos, but any group info would be awesome. Any psych topic is great - depression, bipolar, addiction...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Staffing
    Is there a system you use for staffing for acuity or do you just use general judgement?
    Jan 9, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Staffing
    Does your psych unit staff for the number of patients or for the acuity of the patients?
    Jan 8, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Inpatient Psych - Ever call the police on a patient?
    I'm just curious if there has ever been a situation where you have had to call the police on a patient? Due to violence or destruction in the inpatient setting.
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. News in my neck of the woods
    Maybe that judge should spend a day with the violent mentally ill patient and attempt to get a hold of the supervisor before he can do anything about it. I agree there should be strict laws, but that...
    Aug 18, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Falls in Psychiatry
    A lot of our falls are behavior. Either being careless or just silly and then also the "I need attention" falls.
    Jul 22, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Forcing Meds
    Does anyone know where I would find the information for my state?
    Jul 7, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Holiday Pay-- Anyone else heard of this??
    If it makes you feel better, we don't get Holiday pay. Only benefit to working the Holidays is sometimes they provide food. (Yep, hospital cafeteria food. Yum.)
    Jul 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    I'm almost positive my manager's badge says "unit manager" on it. All the managers do. I agree with OP. I would want recognized for my extra work!
    Jul 7, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Seeing your patient in the news
    I would never comment or say anything. I should have clarified this. I was just venting my feelings, not meaning I was considering it.
    Jul 7, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Seeing your patient in the news
    We have a patient who is involved in a legal issue and due to the patient's job it makes headlines. It hurts to read the stupid comments people are making on Facebook when the newspapers post the...
    Jul 7, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. New grad with psych job offer
    The psych hospital I work at does not have a high turnover rate. Maybe you should do some more looking around.
    May 7, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
    Does it only occur during the high?
    May 7, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Nakedness
    The specific situation I am thinking of is a BPD with some psychosis. So it's partly a "look at me"
    Apr 20, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Nakedness
    Situation: Psychotic patient who continuously removes clothing and is walking around milieu. Not aggressive but not responding to verbal redirection. No meds available (already has had them or...
    Apr 17, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. Psych nursing and primary care
    I kind of wish our facility would do that. I feel like you are able to get to know your patient's better if you are passing their meds as well.
    Feb 16, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. Are bras contraband?
    We allow bras of any kind on our unit.
    Feb 1, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. alternative to trauma shears?
    As far as I know, we don't have anything like this. I'm curious to know.
    Feb 1, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Resources for caring for BPD
    I would like to find some articles or books or something to assist me with caring for borderline patients in the inpatient setting.
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Does anyone enjoy Nursing School?
    There are some good aspects!! I made some of the best friends I could ever have in nursing school! They understand you and support you!! So that part was amazing!
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Labor & delivery after graduation?
    I would definitely go for the bsn. If you decide not to, maybe you could get an LPN job at an ob clinic?
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Labor & delivery after graduation?
    I was offered a L&D job right after graduation but only because it worked as a tech there while I was in school. The L&D floor where I worked did not hire LPN, and really tried to only hire BSN.
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Best way to handle a delusional patient when they accuse you?
    What is the best way to handle a delusional patient when they are accusing you of doing something (or saying something) that is not true? Recently had one patient who was negative towards...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Bedside handoff?
    I like bedside reporting for nursing, but I'm not sure it's appropriate for mental health.
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Pleasantly Homicidal
    Yep, that's an appropriate descriptor in our line of work!! :)
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing