KJoRN81 replied to tnbutterfly - Mary's topic in Headlines
I’m positive that her hospital uses “COWs” or has access to them. I can’t imagine being so cocky or forgetful or WHATEVER SHE WAS that I wouldn’t scan the med & the patient.... and monitor them after giving the med even? But what do I know... lol.
KJoRN81 replied to Naturally Brilliant's topic in Psychiatric
Yes 100%. We all have duress buttons, all patient rooms / hallways have video cameras (& we have staff that specifically monitor the feed at all times), we have a large code team, & all have been trained specifically for dealing with situations that may or may not escalate.
How about just the ordered amount then? You really think it makes sense to require a witness every single time you pull a CS? Ativan, Morphine, Methadone etc really require 2 people?
man, when I worked inpatient hospice that would’ve been impossible. Like I said, waste of time & the implication that one can’t be trusted would make me think twice about working anywhere that requires this.
Sure! I am going into my 5th year of nursing, & have branched out into Med Psych nursing. I know that isn’t too common, but my teaching hospital has a unit like that & I have very much enjoyed it/the patients. It’s definitely challenging, medical aspects aside.