So I know this is re-hashing old discussions - but what trends do you guys see in PICU staffing right now? What nurse/patient staffing ratios is your unit using, and what are some of the criteria used to match patient/staff/ratios? What constitutes 1:1 vs 2:1 vs 3:1 or even 4:1 in your PICU?
Needless to say, I think MOST hospitals are stretching their staffing as thin as possible. Have you seen problems or events in YOUR PICU regarding staffing? I have meetings pending on this subject - would be VERY interested in hearing your feedback! Thanks, as always!!!!