Norristown State Hospital - Montgomery; Norristown
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Description of Service
The Department of Nursing provides a menu of services available on a 24 hour/ 7 day a week basis. The Registered Nurse provides a comprehensive Nursing Assessment on admission. At that time, there is recognition of an inventory of strengths and issues to be addressed. The Psychiatric Aide, under the guidance of a Registered Nurse, works closely with the patient to establish a relationship. The Registered Nurse attempts to build a therapeutic alliance with the patient in an effort to provide emotional support and psycho-education. The Psychiatric Aide and Nurse participate in the Interdisciplinary Treatment Plan of the patient. The Registered Nurse develops a plan of staff interventions to support the patient in achieving goals of the patient’s treatment.
Specific services offered with the department include relationship building, health education, medication education, symptom management, grooming/hygiene promotion and support, all within the framework of the recovery model.
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia; PA