Where I work, when they are figuring out the schedule based on tech and nurse to pt ratios, they count one of our office workers as a tech (even though she goes nowhere near the pts but she is a CNA, and they count our supervisor and D.O.N. as two extra RN's (they also have no pts).
now they count this based on how many minutes each pt receives with an RN or a CNA
, or some such formula i thought was set forth by law?
so it that legal to count those two in, when they have no pt contact? It's not a secret that they do this either.
This makes it APPEAR as though each nurse only has so many pt's. when in fact we & our techs have more.