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  1. 22,000 Nurses Refuse *Mandatory* Vaccinations
    This is EXACTLY what happened to me. And yes, I know that a killed virus cannot give me the flu. But what a coincidence - the ONLY time I have the flu in 37 years is shortly after the ONLY time I had...
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Does anyone use nursing diagnoses in mental health care anymore?
    Yup! Better still, they are supposed to be updated every shift, section by section. Makes for a lot of documentation busywork and nobody cares what they say. :/
    Jan 27
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Home Health Psych Nurse
    I'm just starting out in home health psych - transitioning from inpatient psych. Hoping you get more responses since I'm still in training and had some of the same questions and concerns as you do. ...
    Nov 22, '15
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Code blue on psych floor
    OMG. "Is it for real?"! How traumatic for you!
    Oct 28, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Spanish resources for psych nursing?
    As a last resort, if you have a laptop, take it over to the kid and start using Google Translate. You will get some funny looks from him because the translations can be pretty hilarious and awkward,...
    Oct 28, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. I need some input...
    Whispera, you have helped so many for so long. Thank you. I am much less experienced than you but feel free to PM me.
    Oct 28, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Is specialized training required?
    Do yourself a favor and get this book and read through it cover to cover: Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing: Clinical Strategies & Practical Interventions: 9780826109712: Medicine & Health Science...
    Oct 15, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. scheduled meds with prns
    So much depends on the individual patient, and what their body can handle. Some of them can have enough antipsychotics to slay a horse and still be walking around quite calmly. Some of them need it...
    Oct 15, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. I handled this poorly.  What would you do?
    As someone said, hindsight is 20-20. So in the situation I would probably have said "This is completely inappropriate, and frankly pathetic and ridiculous. What exactly are you hoping to get out of...
    Aug 28, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. So... are 1:1 check-ins with patients truly "a thing of the past"?
    Like this stuff: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychiatric_and_mental_health_nursing#Therapeutic_relationship_aspects_of_psychiatric_nursing
    Aug 28, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. So... are 1:1 check-ins with patients truly "a thing of the past"?
    That's what I've been hearing recently. That it's unrealistic for patients on acute inpatient units to expect a one-to-one check in with staff each shift, or individual patient education. That these...
    Aug 28, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Innovative Mental Health Care
    OMG! Where is this wonderful unit you speak of? Sounds great!
    Aug 27, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Good books on psychiatric nursing?
    Here's one I think is very good - very practical and geared towards real life inpatient psych. Its called... Wait for it... Inpatient Psyhiatric Nursing! By Linda Damon et al. If you get only one...
    May 20, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. NEED ADVICE Male Borderline!!!
    We use a behavior plan, refer all questions and concerns to their contact person who sets a time to meet with the pt for a finite length of time that is not extended. And encourage the pt to write...
    May 4, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. minimum # of practice hours to keep MA license current?
    Does anyone know if there is a minimum # of hours you have to work per year to keep your MA RN license current? All I can find is 15 contact hours of CEUs every 2 years. Surely that can't be all? ...
    Apr 17, '15
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  16. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    So here's a curious fact. The post by cheezwizz90, RN has disappeared. So have all the posts that quoted him. If you google part of what he said, it shows up in the search. But when you click on...
    Apr 16, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Tell us about a GOOD day at work!
    Love it! What was the group about? And I MUST know how you stopped a fight with your funky socks! :D
    Apr 16, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Tell us about a GOOD day at work!
    Oh, now I get it. I had posted this in the Psych Nursing forum so I assumed you were on a psych unit.
    Apr 16, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Being Nurse Ratched
    Thank you for posing this question - I think we need to consider everything we do in this light and not keep doing things "because that's what we do". (My comment is off-topic, I know, but I just had...
    Apr 16, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Being a nurse in MA/New England
    No utopias anywhere in nursing but I think the Western Mass workplace culture is better than a lot of other places. There seems to be more of an expectation of healthy communication, and...
    Apr 16, '15
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  21. Greenfield Community College ADN program
    Do you know what # you are on the wait-list? I know somebody who was notified the day before the program started that they were in. So don't lose hope! Also, if it turns out that you don't get...
    Apr 16, '15
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  22. Benzo free inpatient hospital?
    Thanks, Jules. What do you think of the use of anticonvulsants in mild alcohol detox in a patient with no hx and low risk of seizures or DTs? You know, the patients who have no objective symptoms and...
    Apr 10, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Benzo free inpatient hospital?
    OP: When you have a long-term heavy drinker, does she do anything to prevent seizures, even if it's not a benzo? Because I think that would be important. One of our docs sometimes used scheduled...
    Apr 10, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Concerns, asked to resign, etc.
    The post by not.done.yet brought back terrible memories of nursing school where I had instructors who were impatient with my slow speed and with my tendency to be thorough and do it by the book, and...
    Apr 2, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. "He wants his Ativan? Well I'm not giving it to him"
    It's not necessarily always a power trip. I work in psych and sometimes there is a good reason to delay a PRN. Sometimes orders are written so that patients can take all their PRNs really quickly in...
    Apr 2, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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