nurse to patient ratio - page 2
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Nov 7, '04Also be careful what state you work in. For example in NJ there is state mandated protection for ICUs, telemtry, pediatrics but nothing for med/surg
Telemtry in NJ is 1Rn:6pt at max any shift
ICU adult can be up to 1:3
At every shift though acuity must be accounted for by state regs. Problem is that hospitals have a terrible record on how to account for acuity
Nov 23, '04The first place I did my Med/Surg clinicals (i'm still a student) the day shift had 4:1 about 70% of the time and 3:1 30% of the time...no joke...and they even had 1 CNA for every 12 pts. The nurses do have to start their own IVs now (the hospital just took the IV team away). Guess what? The yearly employee turnover rate is about 4%. They don't need travel nurses 'cause every nursing position is filled. See what happens when nurses have good working conditions?
Nov 23, '04Quote from LoribabbleWow that sounds like music to my ears. Acute Med/Surg Telemetry floor 6:1 :angryfire on days and 7:1 on nights.Limited stay / observation (med-surg, no tele)
Nocs=max 4:1 but usually 2-3:1
with a MA until 2300
Nov 23, '04WOW ! That is SO unbelievable ! It must be great practicing nursing there. Are they (hospital) not-for-profit?