Natalie Centurioni has been a bedside nurse for 5 years. She currently works at John Muir as an inpatient psychiatric nurse and at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals on a pediatric acute care unit. She has 5 years of experience working with inpatient psychiatric patients, and has, for the past 2 years, worked on a unit that has seen a drastic increase in dual-diagnosis patients – those with psychiatric disorders or behavioral issues and acute medical needs. She is working with her unit at John Muir to improve their nurse orientation process and closely follows restraint quality measures for her team. She has helped teach classes in de-escalation, therapeutic communication, defense maneuvers, and interventions to manage physically or verbally aggressive patients. She is excited to share lessons and clinical techniques she has learned that have helped her work with patients needing medical and mental health management. While her background is primarily pediatric patient care, she is an active member of psychiatric nursing organizations and has information and practices that apply to the care of patients across the lifespan.