Our floor acuity is not like an ED acuity. It just helps us to determine staffing needs and keep our patient ratios down. For us, the higher the number, the higher acuity. So a level 1 or 2 would be a walkie talkie with very little, to no skilled nursing going on throughout the shift. A 3 or 4 would have things like tube feedings, trach or wound care, behavioral intervention, frequent vital or neuro checks, cardio drips, etc. Funny how different this all is!