These staffing ratios seem irrational to me. I tried to recently work in LTC , I was only there for 2 orientation shifts. I saw 1 nurse whether it was an LPN or RN for each hallway of 20 residents. The medications alone on 20 patients should have been the only responsibility of a nurse, let along throw in the treatments and documentation. It's not like the days when patients had few medications, or few treatments in any setting for that matter.
Wasn't for me. I felt my license would be jeopardized if I tried to stay. Not having the time to take a patient's every MAR to them while giving their meds is a JACHO issue in the hospitals. This appear to be an acceptable practice in LTC. I saw not one MAR taking to the patient. I could not work like that, yet I do not judge what the nurses were doing to survive their shifts.
It just was not for me. I will stay in the hospital setting.