patient load

  1. I am the charge nurse of a 28 bed combined ICU/CCU unit in a small community hospital. We have a new nurse manager who know nothing about critical care (she has only worked in telemetry). She has a new nurse/patient formula which many times has three critical care patients to one nurse. We currantly do not have CNAs working in our unit.
    Is this becoming the standard among other critical care units?
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