Crisis Observation Unit

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by Scarlettz Scarlettz, BSN, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in Med Surg ICU step-down, Psych. Has 9 years experience.

Just curious if anyone on here works on a psychiatric crisis observation unit? Or, familiar with the unit? The unit I will apply for is a 23 hour observation unit. What goes on in the unit? What duties do you do?

Thanks

SwampCat

SwampCat, BSN

Specializes in Psychiatry. Has 3 years experience. 310 Posts

The one I am familiar with is only for children and adolescents. Your main duties are admissions and discharges Other than that, chat with them, play a game, de-escalate etc. The rooms at my facility have their own TVs, so many kids never bother to venture out :p