Different pace of nursing
Charge Nurse Gero/Psych Unit (Current Employee) – Elizabethton, TN – December 2, 2015
The Gero/Psych unit is unique. I felt that I would not like the work, and then I fell in love with how we help people. This unit is unlike a regular hospital unit, as patients wear their own clothing and encouraged to walk the hall for exercise, attend group sessions and talk openly about feelings. It is a lock unit, therefore no one leaves until discharged, which does make it difficult at times. Team nursing is utilized on the unit, therefore we get report together. Nurses are assigned patients, but all the patients are every staff members responsibility. We all give showers, change beds, do patient laundry, assist in meals...etc.
Lunch most of the time off the unit
short/no breaks/lunches at times