Minimum requirements

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    Does anyone know the minimum CNA staffing requirements for LTC facility in Tennessee? Just curious. I tried looking it up but I can't find it. Probably not using the right wording.
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    No state in the union has legally mandated CNA/patient ratios in LTC facilities. In other words, you can have five residents or forty residents on any given shift.
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    Whats mandated is direct care nursing hours per patient day, or the total amount of nurse and CNA hours divided by the number of patients over a 24 hour period. It doesn't matter how that is divided, so you can theoretically have 1cna for 150 residents on one shift if the other shifts balance out the number. (obviously not a good idea!)
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    Quote from rnto?
    Whats mandated is direct care nursing hours per patient day, or the total amount of nurse and CNA hours divided by the number of patients over a 24 hour period.
    This is not true in my state. There are NO mandated staffing period. The regs say something to the effect of adequate staffing to meet resident care needs.
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    Same thing in Massachusetts...."sufficient staff to meet the needs of the residents".
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    Quote from rnto?
    Whats mandated is direct care nursing hours per patient day, or the total amount of nurse and CNA hours divided by the number of patients over a 24 hour period. It doesn't matter how that is divided, so you can theoretically have 1cna for 150 residents on one shift if the other shifts balance out the number. (obviously not a good idea!)
    I am curious as to what State you are in? I have heard of mandated nurse to patient ratios but those ratios typically are only applicable to acute care facilities. Beyond that, nurse to patient hours are calculated by the RN to patient hours and the LPN to patient hours, rarely are they combined and CNAs are certainly not included in those considering most States (if not all) do not recognize CNAs as a nurse.


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