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Ortho Specific Unit

by Kraftj Kraftj (New) New Nurse

Has 10 years experience.

Hi! I am on a ortho specific unit at a dedicated orthopedic hospital. I am looking for feedback on what others have experienced with staffing ratios for fresh surgical patients from pacu. Our unit only takes 3 'fresh' surgicals. It is an old rule and with many of these patients being done outpatient, these numbers are bound to change.



I am from a very similar background. Have worked on an all ortho floor in a dedicated orthopedic inpatient center. Our unit does not have a rule in place as to how many fresh post-ops you can have on a team. It is not uncommon to have 5 or 6 fresh post-ops at my facility.