Quote from wooh
You really think when this is done that they give the nurse better ratios?
Doesn't stop the powers that be from trying it though.
Just remember, all we need to do is improve our time management skills and we can take care of infinite patients without help!
As usual, it depends upon the individual facility. Hospitals that care about the quality of care they provide and their staff will
use better (lighter) staffing ratios -- those that don't, won't. At least, that's how it worked the last time around ...
DGTG -- that (all-RN staffing) was the original meaning and use of the term "primary nursing" (not to be confused with "primary care," which is something entirely different); however, over the years, many different facilities have used the term to mean different things. I've learned to never assume that I understand what any facility means by any
staffing or scheduling term until I've heard from the facility
how they define the term. "Primary nursing," "Baylor position," "prn position," lots of other terms -- they all mean (somewhat) different things at different facilities.