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jaycam has 2 years experience as a RN.

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  1. Anyone NEVER been hit/hurt working psych?

    All this. I am used to the roles I had to play with my parents, I have a lot of deescalation/non verbal communication training. I learned a lot of how not to wear my emotions on my sleeve. I've taken every CE I could get my grubby little hands on in ...
  2. Anyone NEVER been hit/hurt working psych?

    I'm the RN on a psychosis unit, for about a year now. Before that, I was a nursing assistant in developmental disabilities/home health for about 9 years. I have about a once every three years streak of getting hit. I actually prefer working in psych ...
  3. I went to a CNA program at a local 4-year college. It was a certificate program, 8 weeks, and cost less than that. Students were students, some more studious than others, but the deciding factor wasn't who paid for it. I was the student on a training...
  4. AEDs in the Wild?

    The local summer camps I attend have them on site as well. Most of these camps are out in the middle of national parks. We did have an MI at one of them, that did not require the use of an AED. Even though this camp was closest to civilization, it wa...
  5. They told me in nursing school there were plenty of well paying, 1.0 jobs...
  6. Patients Say the Darnedest Things

    I do love psych nursing.... Adorable little old lady comes in, hissing and spitting mad, calmed down a little by joking about my hair, but still threatening staff members, so we gave meds, which of course went over like a lead balloon. Told her what ...
  7. Caption Contest

    "Just making sure my inner voice gets heard"
  8. Fill In The Blank...

    "The voices keep telling me to hurt you" Which, hey, at least they told me. :)
  9. Question for nurses that are male...

    It is very different though. Person first labeling is more respectful in general. It is also more personal. Do you go around calling all your diabetic patients "my diabetics" or "bed 2345 is diabetic." I know it can go both ways, but I do believe i...
  10. Doctors Say the Darnedest Things

    The provider I work on introduced themselves to me by saying "The people upstairs hate me, but that's okay because it means I am doing my job right. " Still love them to death most days. I go away on vacation and the next time they see me "Why did yo...
  11. When I was still a student, I was doing med/surg clinicals at a trauma center. My patient had developed pneumonia and was sent for sent down for a thorocentisis. It had taken forever, and they were late for a neb treatment and pain meds. They were su...
  12. How many patients you guys take on your duty?

    USA Acute Inpatient Psych, Night shift. Usually 12-17
  13. Bellevue College Nursing @ Bellevue College
  14. Gift for Preceptor and unit?

    A handwritten thank you card goes a long way. I did one for both my preceptor and the nurses, then included a coffee card for the preceptor and made brownies for everyone.
  15. "I think that covers reflex testing"