Hello! I am hoping someone may know the answer to my question. I work at a level 2 Trauma Hospital in the Operating Room. Is there a minimum nursing and scrub tech staff that must be in house everyday? To give a little background, I am assigned to weekends at the moment, 12 hour shifts in the OR. The last 3 weeks we have been flexed off early and told that we can "make up"hours during the week if we want to, this leaves me working nearly 7 days a week for only a few hours at a time. So, I am wondering if there is a requirement where 1 or 2 nurses are required to be present at all times in case a trauma comes in and requires surgery.
Thanks for any input