IamA Security Guard for the psych ward and hospital. AMA!
*I'M BACK! HAD TO DO A 12HR ON THE PSYCH WARD TODAY. NO ELECTRONICS ALLOWED ON THE FLOOR. I'LL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ASAP
THIS THREAD IS OPEN. I'LL KEEP ANSWERING UNTIL THE THREAD IS COMPLETELY DEAD AND BURIED.*
My job consists of sitting with sometimes violent psychiatric patients suffering from, honestly, you name it. As well I also do funeral escorts and it is also my responsibility to maintain and transport bodies to the morgue.
It's nowhere near like they portray in the movies with us sitting around eating donuts. Some positions do sit for 12 hours with a patient, but it's just you and a psych patient in a room for 12 hours.
We deal highly with Drug & Alcohol detox, suicidal, homicidal and psychotic. But I have also sat with Dementia, fall risks, Alzheimer's and death watch patients.
I am held by HIPPA law and I am currently sitting with a patient that has been sedated after spitting at me attempting to bite me and slamming their head against the wall repeatedly, so I have time to answer as many questions as I can for a while.
I'll continue answering questions until this thread is dead completely. Keep them coming! Loving the questions!