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    Hi to everyone,
    Just want to broaden my knowledge and have a question on Nursing ratios as they apply to long term care facilities. Any comments?

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    Hello and Welcome!

    I hope you find the information that you seek. I'm moving this thread to a forum that might better answer your questions.

    Good luck!

    Ted
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    Quote from BCLadynpink
    Hi to everyone,
    Just want to broaden my knowledge and have a question on Nursing ratios as they apply to long term care facilities. Any comments?
    Welcome and enjoy!
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    Every state is different in the ratios. Look on your state's website.
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    Quote from BCLadynpink
    Hi to everyone,
    Just want to broaden my knowledge and have a question on Nursing ratios as they apply to long term care facilities. Any comments?
    Where I work, during nightshift there are two CNAs to the 12 patients in the PC unit (and in the entire building, by the way; it gets to seem pretty quiet when everyone is asleep! :chuckle ). We are also have to answer calls from our apartment residents (ones who are more retirement-home-ish), and during a good night two of them call several times a night. So that's 14 pts per 2 "nurses" at night. I'm not sure if this is the norm or not.
    Hope this helps a bit.
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    In the LTC where I work, our nursing ratios are typically 1 nurse to 30 residents on days, 1 to 45 on 2nd and 3rd shift. Of course, on weekends and when call offs occur, this may be less.
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    Quote from steff_rn1
    In the LTC where I work, our nursing ratios are typically 1 nurse to 30 residents on days, 1 to 45 on 2nd and 3rd shift. Of course, on weekends and when call offs occur, this may be less.
    Whoa; that's a tough load! Are these your typical nursing home residents (total or close to total care) or are they more retirement-home-ish? It sounds like work can get crazy for you, steff_rn1!
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    Quote from BCLadynpink
    Hi to everyone,
    Just want to broaden my knowledge and have a question on Nursing ratios as they apply to long term care facilities. Any comments?
    OKAY! What's your question?
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    Quote from Speculating
    OKAY! What's your question?
    Our medicare unit has 38 patients/2 RN's/5 CNA's. Plus, 2 RCM's for the extra's like starting IV's, inserting foley's, lab draws, etc... The two nurses we have RUN all day. Wish it was better, but...
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    I recently spent four days orienting to a health facility that has long and short care patients....many are skilled nursing patients which is nothing more than a step down med/surg unit from what I could tell. Each nurse has 20 patients no matter the shift. Needless to say, due to many things I witnessed and heard during my four day experience there, I chose not to stick around for more abuse.


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