Staffing by Tonnage - page 3

We decided this weekend that staffing should be done according to average tonnage on the unit. The first three rooms in ICU: Bed 1: 252 pounds, new Guillian-Barre pt. Bed 2: 284 pounds, intubated,... Read More

  1. by   funnygirl_rn
    Originally posted by gwenith
    And they wonder why there is a shortage of bediside nurses?

    The push of a lot of this did come form "workcover " which is the goverment workers compensation insurer.
    Exactly! At my facility they have numerous complaints & nurses who have filed for workmans' compensation....but management doesn't seem to care....just as long as they aren't subjected to lifting/hurting their bodies! Agh!!