What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON - pg.4 | allnurses

What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON - page 4

This is what needs to be instituted to keep your nurses and patients happy: Mandated nurse to patient ratios The suggested ratios are: 1:5 Acute care, 1:4-5 Observation 1:4-5 Surgical acute,... Read More

  1. Visit  NursePelican profile page
    #39 0
    You all must work in larger hospitals. I work in a small hospital that, because they are trying to save pennies,will call one of the 3 nurses off low census when there is only 5/6 patients. During the week days this is one thing. But nights and weekends when there is no other nurses to pull from desks, it gets very stressful . What if there is a code? I should also explain that one of the nurses is stationed in the er and at times has no ems with them. I understand wanting to save money , but at what cost? I get sick of hearing they can't staff for the what ifs. I do not think patients and their families would appreciate knowing this was going on.
  2. Visit  adventure780 profile page
    #40 1
    If you do homecare you get one patient but may have to "nurse" family members, plus be expected to help around their house/apartment. on an actual floor you get 15-20 if you are on a subacute, 6-10 on an acute floor, 20-30 on long term care plus be a jack of all trades housekeeper, maintence, complaint receiving, security, doorman or doorwoman, receptionist and etc, along with doing the actual duties of a nurse that include writing orders, carrying out orders, documenting, medication adminstration, treatment rendering, also sometimes be an aide
  3. Visit  icuRNmaggie profile page
    #41 1
    and Larry the cable guy.

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