Sorry tried to download instruction video. I did but I still cant veiw. So I apologize if my question in in the wrong area.
Re; chronic hemodialysis, not peritoneal or acute please.
Can I get some input from other Dialysis staff regarding ratio of RNs to patients. Mainly interested from MN RNs but others welcome too. We have a recommended 1 RN and to 12 patients, but that recently changed to 1 RN to 16 patients. This would include PCTs 1 to 4 patients. To clarrify; 1 RN and 3 PCT's to 12 patients, proposed is 1 RN and 4 PCTs to 16 patients.
Feeling stressed with proposal, as Dialysis nurses know our clients are now older and sicker than they use to be in Out-Pt Clinics. And management does not staff accordingly to patient accuity. Only number of patients dialyzings used for staffing.
More patients, more work, sicker patients, and PCTs who need constant direction.......feeling stressed.
Please let me know your staffing ratios and where your Dialysis Out-Pt clinics are located.
Im not a new-bee, been in Hemodialysis 29yrs, seen good changes but increased patient ratio to RN's is not a good change. Appears to be an increase in variances and decline in patient care.
Feb 6, '07
I am curious to see if and when ratios get regulated-- how bad does it have to get???
Last edit by molo70 on Feb 6, '07