Just Wondering: CNA to Patient Ratio on Your Unit - page 2
To make a long story short: Had a loooong 8 hour shift on a Med Surg unit (42 bed capacity). In our last staff meeting, the manager has decided to decrease the CNA load from the previous 9-12 patients to 6 (Day & Eve)-8 (Night)... Read More
- 0Apr 3, '13 by PediLove2147It depends on the shift but usually during the day our CNAs have 8 patients. They are responsible for VS, bathing, feeding, I&O, EKGs, and blood sugar checks. The fewer patients the CNAs have the better for me because they are able to do their job. It's not fun when they're understaffed, they give you attitude if you ask them to do something.
Evenings usually have 10 and nights 12 or so.