Travel Nurse Baptist South Montgomery Emergency Room/Psych ER
I worked in the Psych department of the Emergency Room and cared for patients experiencing acute mental distress who were sometimes Suicidal or Homicidal. Some patients had hallucinations and paranoia. I assessed and talked to the patients about their problems and discussed the best way to deliver their care. I delivered medications that were needed for anxiety or behaviors and monitored the response of the patient. I have training to speak with patients in a non threatening manner and apply de-escaltion techniques when speaking to them. If the psych area is empty, I then floated and helped out in the main ER. I administered medications, started IV's, and worked as a float nurse.