Nurse to patient ratios

  1. Hey guys, I work on a general pediatric floor with 30 beds and I need some help. I am looking for some articles about safe nurse to patient ratios. My unit is looking for statistics to bring up at our next meeting since we have recently been asked to take on more patients with higher acuity (currenty 6 to 1). We are trying to get management to bring our ratio back to 4:1 like it use to be, but our hospital lost a lot of money the last few months and are not allowing us to divert patients away.
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  3. by   funfunfun550
    Look up the CNA....I do not know what state you are in but med surg ped population ration is 3:1..however your hospital should be mandated to have a stafing plan...
  4. by   funfunfun550