Thursday, July 25, 2024

ORIENTATION OF THE PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT OUTSIDE THE WARD ENVIRONMENT

Table of Contents

REQUIREMENTS #

  1. Patient’s folder (Electronic/Manual)
  2. Assisting nurse(s)

STEPS #

  1. Establish rapport (refer procedure) and explain procedure to patient
  2. Inform patient about the ground rules of the orientation
  3. Allow patient to ask any question and express his/her feelings
  4. Ensure patient has taken his/her bath and is well groomed
  5. Ensure meals and medication(s) are taken before the orientation
  6. Document time, patient’s mood and attitude before leaving the ward
  7. Inform other staff about the orientation
  8. Ask patient about his/her expectations
  9. Orientate patient to hospital environment (the lab, pharmacy, OPD etc.)
  10. Encourage patient to give his/her remarks about the orientation
  11. Express appreciation to the patient and direct him/ her to the next activity
  12. Document time, patient’s mood, attitude and experiences on returning to the ward in the nurse’s notes/patient’s folder