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  1. In my hospital, we have a charge nurse for all the 32 patients when we are full house. We have a load of 6 up to 8 patients, 1 CNA for 10 patients and our own RT for about 10 patients. The charge nurse does the orders and calls the doctors we do all the patient care. We have computer bedside charting in each room with Meds at bedside except IV's and narcotics. I like having the medications at the bedside.
    We were going to try team nursing but everybody complained so much since we were going to have 12-15 patients!!
    good luck
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