Curious if this SNF Nurse to Patient ratio is normal | allnurses

Curious if this SNF Nurse to Patient ratio is normal

  1. 0 Hi all,

    Just landed a job at a SNF - I'm still a newer grad, coming from a busy Med/Surg floor at a hospital - I know things will be different, but I'm curious about the ratio. I'll be on day shift, and they said there will be 4 CNA's I'll be supervising and the patient load is anywhere from 25-30 patients. There is a Treatment Nurse during the day shift, so I guess I won't be doing that. Anyways - how does this sound? Anyone that knows their SNF/LTC stuff, I appreciate the help
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    About hakunamatataRN

    From 'USA'; Joined Dec '09; Posts: 68; Likes: 109.

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  3. Visit  CaptScrubs13 profile page
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    My sub acute floor ratio is a max of 20 (we split the 40 bed floor so up to 20 each nurse if we're at max capacity). We are responsible for meds and treatments.. So initially 25-30 seems high but if you're only doing assessments and med pass, not that far fetched. Also, which shift? Days are super busy, eves get most of the admissions and nights get a lot of "extra" documentation, chart checks etc.
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    Quote from CourtneyH
    My sub acute floor ratio is a max of 20 (we split the 40 bed floor so up to 20 each nurse if we're at max capacity). We are responsible for meds and treatments.. So initially 25-30 seems high but if you're only doing assessments and med pass, not that far fetched. Also, which shift? Days are super busy, eves get most of the admissions and nights get a lot of "extra" documentation, chart checks etc.
    Sorry missed the part about day shift.. My experience is its busier with rehab therapists coming in and out, docs in with new orders, discharges, families visiting. Also depends on the acuity of your patients!
  5. Visit  SarahLeeRN profile page
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    Sounds about normal. And not bad, with 4 CNAs AND a treatment nurse. Its if it gets a little less than that to help you it might get a little stressful...:P I've heard of worse ratios.


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