What is common when being made primary? (All patient care, no tech) Patient Load?
Nov 2, '17
Really depends where you are. Ive mostly seen 1:4/1:5 med surg assignments, 1:2 high acuity and 1:1 vented
If we are in a tight situation where an RN has to have a primary patient, we will usually choose our "most" independent patient or the least sick. Its near impossible to effectively care for a dependent patient who is incontinent, + diarrhea, has pressure ulcers and needs to be repositioned Q2 hours...etc....my facility is union so I have never seen an RN have a whole 4:1 ratio primary care on a telemetry unit