consientious nursing

  1. 0 how may staff should there be if there are 12 palliative clients and are intellectual disabled ranging from 50-85 years, is it reasonable enough to have 3 ( 2 carers and 1 nurse) from 8 PM till 11 PM and then 2 (1 carer and a nurse) staff for the remainder of the shift, that means from 11 PM till 8 AM?
  2. Visit  emmie santos profile page

    About emmie santos

    Joined Feb '14; Posts: 1.

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  3. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    It's impossible to answer this question without more information on the acuity level of these patients and the licensure of the nurses-- RN, LPN? If you have concerns that staffing is inadequate on your unit, whom did you ask about it there, and what happened?
    superfunnygirl, OCNRN63, canoehead, and 4 others like this.
  4. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Are you a staff member? A student? What are your concerns? If you are a student we are hapy to help with homework but you must tell us what you think and why....then we will be happy to help.
    RNGriffin and OCNRN63 like this.
  5. Visit  melsch profile page
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    I am not sure what you mean by intellectual disabled, but I work in a palliative inpatient unit and from 7 am to 11 pm we have 1 RN, 1 LPN, and 1 Care Aide for 12 patients. From11 pm to 7 am we have 1 RN and 1 LPN for the same patients. This is very doable, and safe. Rarely have we had to have extra staff for 1:1 etc. We are not overstuffed, but I feel it is just about the right ratios.
  6. Visit  Been there,done that profile page
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    Quote from emmie santos
    how may staff should there be if there are 12 palliative clients and are intellectual disabled ranging from 50-85 years, is it reasonable enough to have 3 ( 2 carers and 1 nurse) from 8 PM till 11 PM and then 2 (1 carer and a nurse) staff for the remainder of the shift, that means from 11 PM till 8 AM?
    If you are concerned about conscientous nursing.. please be conscientious enough to spell it correctly. That would also be how MANY staff should there be. Please define your question.


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