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Geriatric Psych Unit: What to expect?

Specializes in Psychiatric, Geriatric.

I'm starting a new job on a geri-psych unit in a big hospital, which has a separate psych floor for the younger/less medically compromised patients. I'm wondering if anyone has worked on a unit such as this and what I should expect medically from these patients? We've been told IVs/hanging blood is an option, but not much else and I'm just wondering what others have experienced :)

ktwlpn, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

I'm starting a new job on a geri-psych unit in a big hospital, which has a separate psych floor for the younger/less medically compromised patients. I'm wondering if anyone has worked on a unit such as this and what I should expect medically from these patients? We've been told IVs/hanging blood is an option, but not much else and I'm just wondering what others have experienced :)

-I have worked within secure dementia units for several years and transferred a number of residents to geri-psych units. It must be one of the most challenging specialities.Good Luck- and thank God for people like you!

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