I work in adult acute inpatient setting. We get the worst of the worst. We are the only unit that takes ED patients. I work nights. At night, it's 16-20 patients, myself (RN), my LVN, and my MHW/MHT (mental health worker/tech). When census hits below 13, it's just me and an LVN or a MHW.
On days/swings it's 5:1 so there is an RN, LVN, and two MHW's. More staff for a one to one patient of course.
How is your unit staffing set up? Just curious...
Side note: We do not use agency staffing. Everyone is either FT or Pool.