What's the nurse-patient ratio in your unit?

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    I wanted to get a poll on nurse patient ratio. I know its different in every unit. So if you can indicate what unit you work in, that would be great! Thank you.

    I work in a neuro tele unit and we get 5 patients.
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    pediatrics, 3-4, if you have 3 at the start of your shift you are an admit spot. Only once have I had to have 5.
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    I work in a sub acute nuero unit. We get 5pts and max 6 for NOC shift.
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    5:1 - Surgical (post-op) floor in Northern California.
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    I am a LPN who use to wrk med surg floor. I would receive 5-6 patients..
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    Blood and marrow transplant. Typically 3:1. 2:1 if you have a very ill patient.
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    ER. Main is 4:1 but usually wind up as 5:1. Fast track is 5:1 or 8:1 depending on staffing.
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    I work ER and we are 4:1. If we get an ICU patient then the ratio might drop to 3:1 if that ICU is critical.
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    I work on a medical/cardiac PCU which is actually more medical telemetry than a PCU (no titrating drips, etc.). The ratio is usually 5:1 but it can and very often goes to 6:1 - which is usually (not always - usually) a nightmare.
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    1:1 for labors, 3-4 couplets:1 RN for post partum/mom-baby.

    I work LDRP on nights.


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