Typical pt load in St. Louis area?

  1. 0 Can anyone tell me what a typical patient load for med-surg is in the St. Louis area, both day-shift and night-shift? What about ER? Any info would be appreciated!
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    solneeshka has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'PACU, Surgery, Acute Medicine'. From 'St. Louis MO'; 45 Years Old; Joined Jul '08; Posts: 289; Likes: 229.

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    I can't speak to all facilities, nor to all floors or the ER. But at one facility I have seen that 5 is the average med/surg pt load -- days or nights. There is the rare exception where you might get 6, but that's due to a number of factors and is definately the exception rather than the rule.

    I did my preceptorship at another facility where I saw the night nurses come in to 7 or 8 patients from time to time. You can bet that scared me from applying there!! Dayshift usually consisted of 5 or 6 patients.


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