Are any other NICUs out there experiencing a higher than normal census? About a year ago we were very slow, 10-15 kiddos. We are comfortabley staffed for about 25 babies, which gives us a little wiggle room. We used to only have a 2:1 ratio because of the high accuity of our patients. Lately we have been dishing out some 3:1 assignments, working pleanty of OT, and pulling from other floors to handle our 30-40 babies. The kids were are getting have also been very sick.
I was just curious if other NICUs out there are seeing the same increase.