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Old Vineyard Behavioral Health R N Interview Question

I interviewed in Winston-Salem, NC and was asked:
"Case scenarios. What would you do first if a patient is aggressive"
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Try deescalating the patient

- Interview Candidate on Jan 18, 2013
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I've had this happen many times since I was an RN at a psych facility. If you're in the patient's room, ALWAYS make sure you are next to the door in order to have a way out. Speak calmly, but not too much. Remove distractions (bright lights, tv noise, other patients). Offer to go for a walk down the hall with them. Validate the patient's concerns and feelings. NEVER say, you're stuck, or there's nothing you can do, etc... Let the patient feel you have their best interest in mind.

- Missy on Jan 31, 2013

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