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  1. YTA. You sound horrible to work for. I’m sure you’re not a fun wife either with your attitude.

  2. Psychotic gentleman said “I rebuke you crackers in the name of Christ” to us nurses. We were the crackers and we were all fired. Pretty sure it’s because we didn’t give him anymore silk milk after he had about 6 of them.

  3. Zero and I’m very ok with that! I didn’t even like them much at the time.

  4. Ugh yes, I had a patient try to convert me to Jehovah’s Witness once.

  5. I had a coworker trying to convert me to Christianity one night shift. Not really the appropriate conversation to have with a Jewish person given our history.

  6. From my understanding anyone who can write you a script can see your mmj script. Don’t go to a place of care that you can’t trust. It’s important for your healthcare team to know everything you’re using.

  7. Oh for sure! But my query is whether the medical board or board of nursing can pull a list of which healthcare workers have cards in order to punish them. Most if not all healthcare workplaces in OH are “drug free.”

  8. They can already access medical records they say something to my wife every time she goes to see the doctor. All last year too.

  9. I guess I should have been clearer — will the board of pharmacy tell the medical board or board of nursing which healthcare workers have cards?

  10. There's currently a scheme from the government to attract nurses to the country. 10k AUD relocation allowance to metro areas (Sydney/melbourne) and 13k to rural areas.

  11. oh dear ! Did they give him any meds; he could have reacted badly to the meds. <3 ((hearts and hugs)). To ME that sounds like a med reaction, and it happened with a friend of mine. Not uncommon at all, especially if there is any element of Lewy Body dementia in the mix. Once in a while the patient does not come out of it, but sometimes after a few days they recover from the medication. Makes me so terrifically angry that doctors prescribe meds which are not recommended for folks with dementia !!!!

  12. I’ve looked through all the med documentation and there’s nothing. Not even Tylenol. I’ve been back everyday since and no change.

  13. Are you sure they didn’t drug him? They gave my grandma Ativan one night while she was in the hospital to keep her from getting out of bed and falling … she can barely get up right now (injured her leg)… took days to get out of her system.

  14. Sounds like derealization. It can be related to traumatic experiences/anxiety. You will feel normal again, it just might take a while. I recommend really prioritizing yourself and taking it easy. A therapist could be useful too. I wish you the best!!

  15. I’m so sorry for you and your wife. I work in psychiatry and see this happen relatively frequently. Sometimes weed can bring about a psychotic break in someone who is already predisposed. Or, at least that’s what we think — it’s not totally certain. Luckily a lot of these patients clear up within the next few weeks with the help of medication. It’s still really frightening and I wish you both the absolute best.

  16. On a psych ward a patient took a staff member’s cellphone and stuck it in her vagina to hide it. Patient denied it adamantly. Staff member calls their phone and the patient starts ringing. Still denied it!!

  17. I have a little plastic scoop that fits on my keyring that gives the right ratio of salt and sugar for ORT, one of the big side of sugar and one of the small side of salt per 100ml, it's been one of my best buys (it's great for hangovers, to the point where my freinds ask me to make them "the special drink" after a big night out)

  18. I worked with a nurse from that ICU and was asking what it was like to work with Dr. Husel. She really spoke highly of him! On the other hand she’s still worried about being called to court/losing her license.

  19. I had a young girl with lots of issues on an adolescent psych unit. She was a terror at home but really sweet when she was in the hospital (happened a few times). Her dad was visiting and we were all playing cards.

  20. Here’s what I do that works well for me. Bear in mind I have no kids to worry about, but I am in grad school.

  21. Yep, especially when drugs are involved. This is my PSA to everyone - Marijuana can cause psychotic breaks that last beyond the high (like days beyond), and once it happens once, it's more likely to happen again at lower doses. It's more common in people with psychiatric disorders, but they don't need to be "severe" and it can happen to people without psychiatric disorders as well. I'm still pro legalization, but I do think it's something that everyone should be educated on so they know how to get help if the need arises.

  22. Psych RN here. I’ve seen this happen many times at my job and it makes me really sad.

  23. This!! I work in mental health and people assume they have another personality and are aware of it... I'm like nope, that is your mood shifting and you either wanting attention or not wanting to take responsibility.

  24. I so agree! Working in adolescent psych I saw this a lot. Some kids would learn about DID from other kids whilst hospitalized and then think they had it.

  25. I work on a psych floor that is mostly young adults dealing with mood disorders, first break psychosis. We don’t see much bodily fluid stuff at all.

  26. Welcome to our little club! Indeed, it looks like dyshidrosis. You might have your doc prescribe you a steroid ointment for when you do have flare ups.

  27. This is a not uncommon occurrence for psych patients who are NPO for ECT, especially if they have polydipsia or are actively trying to sabotage their plan of care. I’ve had to have the water to patient rooms manually shut off on many occasions.

  28. Yes!! We had a maintenance guy get mad at us for asking him to shut the water off. “You’re ruining MY pipes!”

  29. I am so sorry you’re dealing with this. It’s not ok by any means. Are you sure you want to stay on a unit like that? It just sounds like a horrible unit culture. If you do really want to stay, then please, please escalate things to a manager.

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