Worst Case Scenario:
- What is the maximum number of patients per nurse on your Medical/Surgical floor?
- Which shift?
- Which state?
- How often do you find yourself in such a situation?
When our nurses explained to our DON that it was not only unrealistic, but also unsafe for one nurse to take care of 12+ patients with minimal help on the night shift, he said that we were much better off than many other hospitals. Is that true?