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  1. Foreign-educated nurse looking for work in Dallas area

    If you are interested in Psychiatric Nursing you can apply to Terrell State Hospital. Since you do not have your license yet apply for a Psychiatric Nursing Assistant (PNA) position.
  2. Administering Psychotropics

    Thank you.
  3. Administering Psychotropics

    I am new to home health so I need some direction on administering long acting psych meds to home health patients. In order to administer Risperdal Consta to a patient in a group home in Texas do I need a signed consent?
  4. When does staff rights start

    Contact OSHA. That will change interactions.
  5. Happy Independence Day Nurses There has been talk at my hospital about clinicians changing our charting style so that it is more "Recovery Oriented". This in turn would lead to better patient outcomes. For example instead of saying, "Client reports h...
  6. Only one nurse on a psych unit

    Sometimes I am the only RN for 40 patients with 1 LPN and 8 techs. There is no national standard (which is a shame). You would think by now the APNA or ANA would have a detailed staffing guide for inpatient psych units. All of the major research says...
  7. When does staff rights start

    It is a psych unit. I understand that we have to have thick skin because of what we do. I am not so much concerned about one or two off the cuff remarks from a patient. I am more concerned about a patient targeting a staff member every day non stop. ...
  8. When does staff rights start

    It is a psych unit. I understand that we have to have thick skin because of what we do. I am not so much concerned about one or two off the cuff remarks from a patient. I am more concerned about a patient targeting a staff member every day non stop. ...
  9. When does staff rights start

    I am so frustrated that patients seem to have so many rights and staff have so few. What can you do with a psych patient that is clearly acting out but there is no way to punish them. At my hospital I can't even insist that they go to a room by thems...
  10. When does staff rights start

    I would like to know how many times can a patient call a tech or nurse derogatory terms before a manager has to step in and decide if this is a violation of EEOC. My staff member has been called a wet back multiple times.
  11. Detox in a stand alone psych hospital

    Thanks elkpark, The administration knows about this concern. Everyone does. But its one of those things where the nurses on the floor just do what they need to to get throuh their shift. I guess the main reason I started this post was to find out if ...
  12. Detox in a stand alone psych hospital

    Thanks everyone for responding. I already understand that psych nurses have to be able to do both psych and medical stuff. My issue is that the place I work at isn't set up to do so. We have no monitors, the only stat lab I can draw on the unit is a ...
  13. Psych Nurses, I want to get your opinion on whether or not it is common place to detox alcohol, methamphetamine, bath salt patients in stand alone psyh facilities. Recently I have admitted patients without bloodwork, EKGs with vital signs outside ...
  14. EC restricted states

    What state are you looking to practice in? There is an extensive alumni network that can help you find a job.
  15. New Grad Terrell State Hospital

    Crossfitnurse, Sorry for the late reply. Terrell is a great place to work; especially for a new grad. They do an extensive amount of training and orientation. I really feel like they give a great deal of support me professionally. The staff is extrem...