On my floor we may have up to 9 patients with a CNA or 5 by ourselves
Wow are you serious? The hospital that I work for just built a new hospital. We now have 7 stories with a department on each floor after the 4th floor. Our hospital layout has its pros and cons.
1st Floor is ER/Surgery/Outpatient Services
2nd Floor is: PCU, MICU (Medical), and SICU (Surgical)
3rd Floor is: Women's Health (OB, GYN, Post Partum, and the baby children.)
4th Floor is: Surgical Floor/Peds
5-7 is the Medical floors.
We have 36 private rooms on each of the 5,6,7th floors.
ER ratio is 1:2-3 (Depending on acuity.)
PCU is 1:4
Peds is 1:?? (Depends on the acuity)
There isn't a day we don't have a CNA, the CNA might have 14+ patients, but we still manage. The nursing sup always tries to give us over 7 patients, but the majority of us stick to our guns and refuse.
Its not fair to have more patients then you can handle, its YOUR lisences not YOUR managers or CEOs liscences, YOURS.
There is no possible way the nurse can assess all his/her patients, give medications, call doctors, admit patients, discharge patients, start IVs, give IVPs every other hours for chronic pain seekers without a large patient load and no CNA. I would of quit months ago. lmao