I'm a Registered Nurse in California and beginning this month I plan on applying to positions in Telemetry, DOU, Med surg.
Can anyone offer me some perspective on how it works in these units, espeically DOU and Telemetry? What are the typical ratios during the day? Is there a nurses aid or Vocational Nurse that helps out in the care of patients. What is there ratio?
Coming from Cali where we have a set ratio of 4 to 1 in Telemetry and 1 to 3 in DOU, I am interested in seeing how it's done in New York.