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BC Children's Hospital
Registered Psychiatric Nurse was asked...June 18, 2019

There are 2 boys on the unit, physically and verbally fighting over a toy they want to play with. One of them has autism. What would you do?

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De-escalate the situation Separate the two boys Listen to both sides of story Educate and encourage sharing Know how to handle aggressive behaviour Less

Thomas Jefferson University

Q: What did you do best that your manager noticed

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I completed all Care Plans and admissions on a shift

Care New England

I was asked if I had any concerns and/or if I felt comfortable interacting with patients that may have drug or alcohol intoxication that could potentially be difficult to handle.

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I explained that with my previous experience and job description, that I interacted with these patients on a daily basis and that I felt very competent in situations that can be tensions or escalate knowing the appropriate treatment measures, ie; medication administration regime. Less

BC Children's Hospital

What would you do if you noticed someone cutting themselves with a knife?

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Ask them to hand you the knife Clean self harm wounds Call psychiatrist Administer PRN if needed Check in with patient/talk about what triggered that action Make a safety plan afterwards Less

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Do you know about Dementia, COPD and other diseases people in long term care have?

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All I said was yes and wasn’t asked to elaborate.

Aurora Behavioral Health Care

How would I respond in a crisiis situation, where the patient exhibits aggressive behavior?

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First I would call for help, ensuring safety measures to my staff and patients.

BC Children's Hospital

How would you handle a boy with schizophrenia who is hallucinating/screaming on the unit?

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De escalate pt - understand what they are hallucinating abt and verbally de-escalate Ask other ppl to clear area - keeps pt and others safe Give PRN Call psychiatrist May need to call code white or use restraints if aggressive behaviour occurs Less

Fremont Hospital

Why psych nursing is important?

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Personal interest and background, enjoy helping.

Aurora Behavioral Health Care

How can I be an asset to the company?

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Consisdering my skills and my experience in the mental health and in the clinical field Less

BC Children's Hospital

Study their website and focus mainly on the Kelty adolescent website found on the Children's hospital website, study all your medications and be prepared for many scenario questions. Know the MSE and about autism

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I was so nervous I cannot remember any of my answers.

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