Department of Psychiatric Nursing

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The Department of Nursing Service provides quality nursing care to inpatients as well as outpatients. The various cadres of nurses in the Institute are – Nursing Superintendent, Deputy Nursing Superintendent, Assistant Nursing Superintendent, Ward Sisters/Masters and Staff Nurses. Nursing staff works in three shifts round the clock over 24 hours in all the wards.Nurses are entrusted with the following responsibilities in the Institute:

  • Bed side nursing care and health teaching to patients and family members.
  • Ward management: this includes managing ward routine, maintaining supplies and equipment, involvement in various treatments, attending to emergencies, maintaining personal and environmental hygiene, maintaining records and reports, involvement in various events organized for the patients and supervision of nurses and  group D staffs.

Nursing staff is equipped with basic psychiatric observation with use of various tools including Nursing Observational Tool for Inpatient Evaluation (NOSIE) to assess the prevailing condition of the patient which helps the treating team to evaluate and modify the treatment plan. The Nursing Education section of the Institute is responsible for training nurses to obtain the Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing (DPN) and giving clinical nursing experience to visiting nurses. Three nursing students enrolled in the DPN course in 2011.This year visiting nurses came from various states of the country – Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Punjab. They helped in various ward activities, completed their clinical assignments, attended lectures and participated in extra-curricular activities