Just curious, what is the practice of your unit regarding admissions when you are getting too darn full?
We never stop admitting and accepting transports, no matter what the census. Our unit is designed to hold 70 patients, we hit 90 last week. Our neonatologists seem to think it is okay to keep cramming more equipment into every nook and cranny. We are not getting any extra staff to take care of these little bundles, either, just overloading every one with too many patients.
Do you ever close the unit to further admissions or transports, or keep packing 'em in like sardines?
Oct 19, '02
Last edit by lily0004us on Nov 21, '02