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by lactamase lactamase (New Member) New Member

lactamase has 2 years experience and works as a RN.

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I'm working in a private hospital where we handle about 10 patients per nurse. I do think we have pretty much lighter load than other hospitals. I'm just wondering what's the usual nurse:patient ratio in other hospital.

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Dzidzan works as a Staff Nurse.

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A hospital here in cebu has 16:1.

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during my training in a government hospital, 1 staff nurse handles around 17-18 patients in a medical surgical ward which includes 2 intubated patients.

1 staff nurse in the orthopedic ward handles 20 patients.

those nurses in california are lucky enough to have Gov. Swasheneger to mandate that the ratio in a general ward is 1:5.

it just shows that Filipino nurses are understaffed, underpaid and demoralized. tsk tsk! How can you give quality nursing care when you don't even have time for yourself? It's why Filipino nurses leave the Philippines not because they don't want to serve the country. It's because they feel they're more appreciated and are seen as professionals with dignity in other countries.

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19:2 or 16:2 in an expensive, tertiary hospital in Manila. Patient care is largely compromised because hospitals are understaffed with nurses. Still, they don't hire. When you ask the HRD, what the hey, they will say the usual canned response "FREEZE hiring". Poor Filipino nurses: overworked, underpaid (never paid).

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datspinoi2u has 15 years experience.

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during my training in a government hospital, 1 staff nurse handles around 17-18 patients in a medical surgical ward which includes 2 intubated patients.

1 staff nurse in the orthopedic ward handles 20 patients.

those nurses in california are lucky enough to have Gov. Swasheneger to mandate that the ratio in a general ward is 1:5.

it just shows that Filipino nurses are understaffed, underpaid and demoralized. tsk tsk! How can you give quality nursing care when you don't even have time for yourself? It's why Filipino nurses leave the Philippines not because they don't want to serve the country. It's because they feel they're more appreciated and are seen as professionals with dignity in other countries.

Actually, it's Schwarzenegger and he filed a lawsuit AGAINST the ratio AFTER getting elected. He backed off after popular sentiments run favorably with the nursing unions (biggest of which is the CNA) that made it possible to maintain the right safe proportion of nurse to patient assignment. Just my 2 cents of nursing history in California.

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lactamase has 2 years experience and works as a RN.

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Actually, it's Schwarzenegger and he filed a lawsuit AGAINST the ratio AFTER getting elected. He backed off after popular sentiments run favorably with the nursing unions (biggest of which is the CNA) that made it possible to maintain the right safe proportion of nurse to patient assignment. Just my 2 cents of nursing history in California.

Didn't know about that? Care to elaborate. I really thought he was for 1:5 nurse to patient ratio.

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Actually, it's Schwarzenegger and he filed a lawsuit AGAINST the ratio AFTER getting elected. He backed off after popular sentiments run favorably with the nursing unions (biggest of which is the CNA) that made it possible to maintain the right safe proportion of nurse to patient assignment. Just my 2 cents of nursing history in California.

thanks for correcting me. hahaha! :)) my bad. :) i was too lazy to find the correct spelling of his last name.

anyway, not that his last name is the main topic here. same with lactamase, i thought he was the advocate of 1:5 nurse-patient ratio. i guess we're wrong. he wrestled with the teachers and nurses before. tsk tsk!

i hope someone will be fighting for the nurse staffing standards here in the philippines. :)

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datspinoi2u has 15 years experience.

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Don't have to...just google it.

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