Quote from Sloan RN
I'm hoping that some of you work in the PICU at CHOP and Boston Children's, or knows someone who does. I'm looking for information on their staffing model to compare it to lower-ranked PICUs in the nation. Specifically, I'm looking for:
1. Unit setup (how many beds, are they in physically separate pods, are cardiac and medical patients divided into separate units, etc)
2. Patient:nurse ratios
3. How many techs?
4. How many receptionists?
5. Ancillary nursing help (meaning nurses with no assignments...charge nurses, help all, etc)
If anyone knows this information, feel free to reply to this thread or send me a private message. Thanks so much!
Hello, and thank you for all that you do. I do not hope that you mind Children's Hospital Boston from a doula point of view, so please, take it from what it's worth because I don't want to step on anyone's toes.
I'm giving my experience via my cousin who had a CDH baby and she wanted me to fly into BOS to help her deal with the unknown. I found CHB to be a wonderful hospital.
1. Although I can't answer some of your questions, the CDH babies were all kept in one pod. There was one room for babies who were stable, and others for babes who weren't as stable.
2. At the time I was there, the most were 1:2.
3. Don't remeber the techs, but they might have been there and I didn't recognize there.
4. Can't remember exactly.
5. Yes, there was ancillary help.
Sorry I couldn't help a bit more. But this hospital touched my cousin and myself in the way they cared for their son. They explained EVERYTHING they were going to do, and the only time that they asked my cousin and her hubby to leave the room was for suctioning. Although a baby in the pod died suddenly, the staff was uplifting to them. I even remember one nurse a a traveler.
The experience at BCH was so great. And my cousin's boy arrived home in 6 weeks. I hope that does help.