Staffing ratios and job classifications

  1. I have a questions regarding Staffing ratios on a 50 bed Med-Surg Unit, with orthopedic, general surgery patients. We use RN's, LPN's and NA's with a team concept. Normal assignments are 10-12 patients per team. Does anyone out there have a simular unit, and how do you divide up responsibilites between the members of the team. What kind of staffing ratios do you see on this size of a unit?
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   live4today
    I've been in a situation as you speak of in military hospitals and a few civilian hospitals. Having to work Team Nursing is only as effective as the "Team" one works with. Some work, some don't.

    I prefer Primary Nursing, but the high patient ratio and acuity levels of patients today do NOT allow for nurses to be Primary Nurses anymore.
  4. by   renerian
    I liked primary care too.

    renerian
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    What you are seeing there is about the norm most places for med-surge nursing. I have the ULTIMATE respect for med/surge nurses. They really hop. More than almost anywhere else I know. It's downright dangerous, if you ask me.

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