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  1. Inpatient Child & Adolescent Psych Nurse

    Can anyone name some of the inpatient child & adolescent psychiatry units/hospitals in Canada that are good places to work at? Looking to possibly immigrate from the U.S. Thanks!
  2. Our Mental Health facility continues to accept patients that are non-weight bearing, requiring wheelchairs and assistance with transfers. Yet we DO NOT have any mechanical lifts available at our facility. I filed a complaint with our facility managem...
  3. What is the correct way of writing this type of diagnosis? I've always avoided these because I couldn't figure out how to write them, but now I'm on a postpartum floor and most everything seems to warrant a "readiness for enhanced..." My pt. had a c-...
  4. Creative Weapons

    What are some everyday items/materials your patients have used to hurt themselves, other patients, or staff? I'm doing an in-service soon on the importance of patient and environmental safety checks in inpatient mental health facilities. I need your...
  5. Creative Weapons

    Holy ****!! MMC.RN.... you just hit on some amazing scenarios! Thank you so much for sharing. And I do appreciate your sense of humor lol! I had a similar scenario where a patient completely lodged an 8in. hairbrush up her hoo-haa while trying to ma...
  6. Psychiatrist Overdosing Pts??

    Help! I feel like our psychiatrist on our adult inpatient psychiatric and detox unit is being completely UNSAFE. I don't feel comfortable administering the crazy dosage amounts he orders for the pts and I'm not sure how to approach the situation eith...
  7. Standing up for your pt

    First: Don't worry about what your co-workers think about you or say about you. Chances are they don't know the full story behind your reasons and actions without having full information on the patient's history themselves! Was the pt. being admitt...
  8. Creative Weapons

    Wow! Thank you guys for your feedback! Keep it coming!
  9. Psychiatrist Overdosing Pts??

    One of our on-call psychiatrists was the one that pointed it out to me first and he/she also mentioned that our Medical Director already knows about it and "doesn't like it". But I honestly do not think that either of them have confronted the overdos...
  10. Need help with charting...

  11. Need help with charting...

  12. I'm a U.S. citizen and a RN. I have an Associates Degree in Nursing (2yr program) and would like advice from any other American RNs on the registration process to work in South Africa. **However, advice from citizens of other countries will also be w...
  13. SOUTH AFRICA....how to register as foreign RN

    I was living there for the past 3 months on vacation. I loved it!! Never experienced any crime. Also not saying that there is no crime...just saying that I stayed in areas with lower rates of crime and used common sense (and my superb psych nurse ski...
  14. Nurse managers...I need your advice please! Today I had my 2nd interview on the unit I precepted on in nursing school. I want to send some thank you letters to the staff that interviewed me (2 nurse managers, 1 RN, and 1 tech). They all know me on a ...
  15. Drowning her baby in wine

    Hmmm... thanks for the advice elkpark. But sorry, I have a heart!
  16. Drowning her baby in wine

    As an RN, its not hard for me to give patients (complete strangers) information or advice on sensitive subjects. However, today I am having the hardest time figuring out how to knock some much needed sense into a close friend's head! I need some advi...
  17. North Carolina SANEs??

    Hello everyone! I was wondering if anyone on here works as a SANE in North Carolina. I'm a psych RN and I am interested in obtaining a SANE certification. However, I do not know of any SANEs or SANE positions in NC. I would love to talk to one to get...
  18. Drowning her baby in wine

    All good posts. Thanks for the responses. I guess I shouldn't have used the word "close friend"! She is more of an acquaintance now than anything I guess. So I'm not too worried about keeping or ending the friendship. The worst part is...her husband ...
  19. New Grad Psych Nursing Cover Letter

    I recently graduated nursing school and I'm looking for some advice on what to (and what not to!) include in my cover letter. Any help is appreciated! I did my preceptorship (120 hrs) on the psych unit that I'm applying for; adult inpatient. I've had...
  20. I'm a student and need some help please :) I'm using readiness for enhanced immunization for my postpartum pt. (tDAP) and I'm having a major brain fart when it comes to writing it out! Not sure how to write my r/t! I was initially writing readiness ...
  21. Being late to work...

    What effect does being late to work have on your unit? How about your patients??
  22. Using an AED on a patient with an ICD??

    Can you use an AED on a patient with an ICD? I'm a nursing student and can't find info on this in any of my books. Need help from all you experienced Cardio nurses please!! Thank you in advance
  23. Using an AED on a patient with an ICD??

    Ok thank you! My pt. was admitted to the ED for a v-tach storm and the ICD went nuts (20 shocks) so they gave lidocaine and amiodarone. I guess my question was more related to the thought of: when medic picks up the pt., do they use the AED or just t...
  24. Can you use an AED on a patient with an ICD? I'm a nursing student and can't find info on this in any of my books. Need help from all you experienced nurses please!! Thank you in advance
  25. Being late to work...

    Thank you all for helping me out! Much appreciated