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    here in NZ, we have 5-6 each day shift, 22 total patient in the ward and just one nurse assist. if a patient is a falls risk, demented and confused the n/assistant will be used as a 1:1. Nurses shower their own patients, hoist them for PT and OT, admissions, discharges etc, etc. Enrolled nurses allowed to give only oral meds and thats it.
    Patient acuity for each nurse is more than 20 each shift.