How many patients do you have on each shift? - page 2

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  1. by   kingvonnBSN2017
    Acute Psychiatry, Day Shift- 3 Pts, Evenings- 3-5 Pts.
  2. by   NurseCard
    I work in a small critical access hospital. My medsurge floor does not hire
    techs. Our patients generally are not very sick. Many of them are actually
    there for rehab. Ratio is generally 1:1 to 1:4.
  3. by   joseyjo
    Tele/oncology floor (mix of active chemo, heart/respiratory issues including many trachs/feeding tubes etc). 1:6 ratio days and nights
  4. by   joseyjo
    Quote from NurseCard
    I work in a small critical access hospital. My medsurge floor does not hire
    techs. Our patients generally are not very sick. Many of them are actually
    there for rehab. Ratio is generally 1:1 to 1:4.
    I wanna work here, lol!
  5. by   Bubbly26
    On days? 3. Night's up to 5.
  6. by   missmollie
    Nights, Neurosurgery PC is 1:3. We have one tech for 6 patients.

    I know, it's pretty sweet.
  7. by   Julius Seizure
    Pediatric critical care - usually 1:1 or 1:2....occasionally a patient will be 2:1. Plus charge nurse with no patients, a resource nurse with no patients, and 2 techs for about 24 beds.
  8. by   NuGuyNurse2b
    Quote from Bubbly26
    On days? 3. Night's up to 5.
    holy that's like perfection. On a rare day I go down to 4 and that's when I can do everything that they want me to do. I can have conversations with my patients, actually edumacate them on their meds. All that HCAHP metrics.
  9. by   RNrhythm
    In California, we have mandatory staffing ratios in acute care settings. You cannot exceed 5 med-surg or 4 telemetry. If you have any telemetry patients, you cannot have more than 4 patients total.

    I typically have no more than 4 patients, a combination of tele and M-S. Occasionally I will have 5 med-surge but if I have 5, a few of them will be pretty easy.

    CALIFORNIA RATIOS
    Type of Care - RN to Patients

    Intensive/Critical Care 1:2
    Neo-natal Intensive Care 1:2
    Operating Room 1:1
    Post-anesthesia Recovery 1:2
    Labor and Delivery 1:2
    Antepartum 1:4
    Postpartum couplets 1:4
    Postpartum women only 1:6
    Pediatrics 1:4
    Emergency Room 1:4
    ICU Patients in the ER 1:2
    Trauma Patients in the ER 1:1
    Step Down 1:3
    Telemetry 1:4
    Medical/Surgical 1:5
    Other Specialty Care 1:4
    Psychiatric 1:6
  10. by   klone
    Quote from RNrhythm

    CALIFORNIA RATIOS
    Type of Care - RN to Patients

    Intensive/Critical Care 1:2
    Neo-natal Intensive Care 1:2
    Operating Room 1:1
    Post-anesthesia Recovery 1:2
    Labor and Delivery 1:2
    Antepartum 1:4
    Postpartum couplets 1:4
    Postpartum women only 1:6
    Pediatrics 1:4
    Emergency Room 1:4
    ICU Patients in the ER 1:2
    Trauma Patients in the ER 1:1
    Step Down 1:3
    Telemetry 1:4
    Medical/Surgical 1:5
    Other Specialty Care 1:4
    Psychiatric 1:6
    Oregon is similar, except that instead of spelling out what the ratio should be, Oregon law states that it should, whenever possible, be based on your professional organization's guidelines/recommendations. The law requires that every unit has a staffing plan, and you are held to that staffing plan or you are in violation. Our unit's staffing ratios are actually more strict than California's. We actually go buy AWHONN's staffing guidelines. If we don't, we could be fined.
  11. by   Junebug903
    LTC 1:30
  12. by   MassNurse24
    On ICU step-down the ratio is 3:1. Med-surg/tele anywhere from 4-6.
  13. by   That Guy
    Ratios lets see anywhere from 1:1 to 1:6

    Max Ive seen in one shift was 31.

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