I'm working on a tele/step down unit and since my last manager has left, we changed from staffing based on acuity to staffing based on number of patients. I work nights now and have anywhere from 4-6pts, usually 6 with no pct and no secretary. It's a 24bed unit, so to qualify for a pct we need something like 16 pts (even if we're fully staffed we only get 1 pct). It's about 1/2 walkie/talkie, 1/2 complete or at least assist. We usually get at least 2 admits each during the night. We take gtts, but no titrating. We have open hearts, fresh caths, chf, mi's, you name it. Just wondering what other staffing for similar units looked like. I'm from the Chicagoland area. Thanks!