Can anyone provide national or regional staffing 'benchmarks' for psychiatric units? I was asked to research this by my supervisor. I work at a psychiatric unit in Louisiana. Thanks!
It's the rare day that we have "core coverage" = 1:8 for techs, 1:18 for RN, 1:24 for LPN, 1:3 for line of sight, 1:1 and 2:1 for :-)
Numbers are lower for night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
As far as I know there is no state standard.
Last edit by K.P.A. on May 24, '13
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