CNA ratios by state

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    This makes me kind of peeved. A fellow co-worker asked me if there were state or federal mandated ratios for CNA to Patient in a hospital or LTC setting. I pride myself on being pretty well informed and did a bit of research. My research uncovered horror! I hate to stir folks up, but I thought I should post this)

    What is really sad is that some of the few states that do have ratios also include RNs/ LPNs, etc who WILL NOT do "aide" work. (Dont flame me RN/LPNs .. some of yall may help from time to time,
    but for the rest of us it is all on us as far as changing/turning/ etc... and the "I-did-not-get-a-degree-to-wipe-buttocks attitude very common. "If we have to touch patients we don't need you..)

    Staffing ratios- CNA/Resident– per state:
    AK NONE
    AL NONE
    AR DAYS: 1:6 EVENINGS: 1:9 NIGHTS: 1:14 (This can include nurses)
    AZ NONE
    CA NONE
    CO NONE
    CT NONE
    DC DAYS: 1:6 EVENINGS: 1:10 NIGHTS: 1:15
    DE DAYS: 1:7 EVENINGS: 1:10 NIGHTS: 1:15
    FL NONE
    GA NONE
    HI NONE
    IA NONE
    ID NONE
    IL NONE
    IN NONE
    KS NONE
    KY NONE
    LA NONE
    MA NONE
    MD NONE
    ME DAYS: 1:5 EVENINGS: 1:10 NIGHTS: 1:15 (This can include nurses)
    MI DAYS: 1:8 EVENINGS: 1:12 NIGHTS: 1:15
    MN NONE
    MO NONE
    MS NONE
    MT **Complicated formula used; 4 hours care for each resident; no actual mandated numbers of staff**
    NC NONE
    ND NONE
    NE NONE
    NH NONE
    NJ NONE
    NM NONE
    NV NONE
    NY NONE
    OH 1:15
    OK DAYS: 1:6 EVENINGS: 1:8 NIGHTS: 1:15
    OR DAYS: 1:10 EVENINGS: 1:15 NIGHTS: 1:20
    PA NONE
    RI NONE
    SC DAYS: 1:9 EVENINGS: 1:13 NIGHTS: 1:22
    SD NONE
    TN NONE
    TX NONE
    UT NONE
    VA NONE
    VT NONE
    WA NONE
    WI NONE
    WV NONE
    WY NONE
    Last edit by ctmed on Jan 11, '10 : Reason: posted link but had to copy/paste
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    I live in Florida and just quit my cna job in a Nursing Home 21 patients just me and a 16 year old with no training usually just 2 cna's per shift on 11 to 7 just one
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    This is SCARY!

    I'll honestly say most of the "regulated" night shift ratios listed above are better than the actual day shift ratios at some facilities I've worked at!

    . . .and they wonder why LTC always gets slapped with neglect lawsuits!!
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    The nursing home where I did my clinicals gave each CNA 12 patients each in the morning and afternoon.
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    Quote from ctmed
    This makes me kind of peeved. A fellow co-worker asked me if there were state or federal mandated ratios for CNA to Patient in a hospital or LTC setting. I pride myself on being pretty well informed and did a bit of research. My research uncovered horror! I hate to stir folks up, but I thought I should post this)

    What is really sad is that some of the few states that do have ratios also include RNs/ LPNs, etc who WILL NOT do "aide" work. (Dont flame me RN/LPNs .. some of yall may help from time to time,
    but for the rest of us it is all on us as far as changing/turning/ etc... and the "I-did-not-get-a-degree-to-wipe-buttocks attitude very common. "If we have to touch patients we don't need you..)

    Staffing ratios- CNA/Resident– per state:
    AK NONE
    AL NONE
    AR DAYS: 1:6 EVENINGS: 1:9 NIGHTS: 1:14 (This can include nurses)
    AZ NONE
    CA NONE
    CO NONE
    CT NONE
    DC DAYS: 1:6 EVENINGS: 1:10 NIGHTS: 1:15
    DE DAYS: 1:7 EVENINGS: 1:10 NIGHTS: 1:15
    FL NONE
    GA NONE
    HI NONE
    IA NONE
    ID NONE
    IL NONE
    IN NONE
    KS NONE
    KY NONE
    LA NONE
    MA NONE
    MD NONE
    ME DAYS: 1:5 EVENINGS: 1:10 NIGHTS: 1:15 (This can include nurses)
    MI DAYS: 1:8 EVENINGS: 1:12 NIGHTS: 1:15
    MN NONE
    MO NONE
    MS NONE
    MT **Complicated formula used; 4 hours care for each resident; no actual mandated numbers of staff**
    NC NONE
    ND NONE
    NE NONE
    NH NONE
    NJ NONE
    NM NONE
    NV NONE
    NY NONE
    OH 1:15
    OK DAYS: 1:6 EVENINGS: 1:8 NIGHTS: 1:15
    OR DAYS: 1:10 EVENINGS: 1:15 NIGHTS: 1:20
    PA NONE
    RI NONE
    SC DAYS: 1:9 EVENINGS: 1:13 NIGHTS: 1:22
    SD NONE
    TN NONE
    TX NONE
    UT NONE
    VA NONE
    VT NONE
    WA NONE
    WI NONE
    WV NONE
    WY NONE


    Can anyone tell me where I would find the source for these? I'd like to be able to keep current on my state. THANKS!
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    Quote from cookderosa
    Can anyone tell me where I would find the source for these? I'd like to be able to keep current on my state. THANKS!
    This appears to be the original source that the OP used:

    Nursing Assistant Resources On The Web Staffing Ratios: Each State

    I Googled for the staffing ratios but wasn't able to find anything very recent. The best I found was this study:

    http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/8state.htm

    Perhaps you could call your state's BON and ask if they have more current information regarding the ratios?
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    Quote from CoffeemateCNA
    This appears to be the original source that the OP used:

    Nursing Assistant Resources On The Web Staffing Ratios: Each State

    I Googled for the staffing ratios but wasn't able to find anything very recent. The best I found was this study:

    http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/8state.htm

    Perhaps you could call your state's BON and ask if they have more current information regarding the ratios?

    Thanks for your quick reply!! This is very helpful
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    The ratios you wrote for Oregon aren't correct. They are Days 1:7 Evening 1:11 Nights 1:19

    I don't know about other facilities but the facility I work for has 1:7-8 on days, 1:7-8 on evenings, and 1:15 at night. The eighth person is always someone fairly independent, and they just lowered the ratio by one person, and there is always alot of nurses and med aides, so I don't think they're outside the law.
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    Figures that MD wouldn't be mandated. Ugh...
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    I just began working at a Rehab facility in Washington specializing with brain injury. The ratio of NAC/CNA is 1 to 14-18 residents. All of them are incontinent and highly dependent.


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