Originally posted by HappyNurseMom:
Hello! I have been a rehab nurse for 7 years, the past five as a CRRN. I spent 2 years of the past five doing staff/pt education, currently I am the Eve Shift Charge Nurse part-time (so I can be mommie for awhile!) I too love rehab, where else can you see a pt go from a 1 depend on the FIMs to 5,6,or 7??
Staffing ratios...depend of course on the acuity of the patient population...but as a guide we staff like this...
20 pt (our max) days 2RN,2LPN,4CNA, eve the same, nights 1RN 1 LPN 3 CNA.
18 pt days and eves 2RN, 2 LPN 3 CNA, nights 1/1/2
16 days and eve 2/1/2 nights 1/1/1
14 day/eve 2/1/2 night 1/1/1
10 day/eve 2/2 nights 1/1
Hope this helps!
I am a nurse practice coordinator for a rehab unit in Brisbane Australia.
This involves management and clinical responsibilities.
It is a great job but very stressful at times.
Our unit has 28 beds for inpatient care.
6 bed acute stroke unit
day therapy unit with an outpatient dept
I was amazed at the staffing levels you mentioned.
I am only able to provide the following numbers of nurses for 28 patients with varying levels of acuity, but usually around 5-6( day 1-3) stroke patients.
2-3EN's or second level nurses
Our hours /patient day are allocated at 4.0 but due to budget constraints actually3.8 hppd.
It is very difficult to provide adequate care at this hppd.
But despite all this doom and gloom, I am very proud of our team and indeed our profession and chosen speciality.