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- by Niki_RN Oct 20I 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.
- Oct 20 by LoveMyBugspediatrics, 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.
- Oct 20 by slicksGIRLI work in a sub acute nuero unit. We get 5pts and max 6 for NOC shift.
- Oct 20 by bigsick_littlesick5:1 - Surgical (post-op) floor in Northern California.
- Oct 20 by tbehlowI am a LPN who use to wrk med surg floor. I would receive 5-6 patients..
- Oct 20 by blondy2061hBlood and marrow transplant. Typically 3:1. 2:1 if you have a very ill patient.
- Oct 20 by emtb2rnER. Main is 4:1 but usually wind up as 5:1. Fast track is 5:1 or 8:1 depending on staffing.
- Oct 20 by DavidDudleyI 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.
- Oct 20 by VANurse2010I 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.
- Oct 20 by melmarie231:1 for labors, 3-4 couplets:1 RN for post partum/mom-baby.
I work LDRP on nights.