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Eating disorder patients?

LDNurse2B LDNurse2B (New) New

do you get any ed patients on your psych floors? What is there day like? How long are they there on average? Is there family/friends able to visit them? How far below weight for their height do they have to be to be admitted into the hospital? And anything else about the ED patients is greatly appreciated.

Some pts restrict but some binge and purge. Sometimes it depends on the severity of their symptoms not on their weight. I have had some pts weigh 60 pounds and some their normal weight but purging 10 times a day. We monitor their meals and for an hour after they eat. They go to groups and therapy during the day and families are allowed to visit but not often.

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