PICU acuity tool to guide staffing

  1. Our PICU is a 9 bed unit. We some intermediate care patients and some critical care ventilated patient's on drips etc. No cardiac cases. We do not staff PCA's, secretaries, or monitor tech's on our unit. We are trying to find some type of staffing matrix or guidelines to help better guide our staffing decisions. We on occasion will only have one or two patient's in our ICU and they are trying to have only one ICU nurse by themselves with two patients I would your input of similar scenarios. Thank you!
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