What is your nurse to patient ratio?
usually 4 to 5 patients per nurse and a charge nurse with no patients on day shift only. Night shift has same ratio but charge has patients always.
Do you have cna's all the time (do they get called off)
Supposed to have 2 CNAs if we have at least 16 patients but we are short staffed right now because of one being on maternity leave. They have let us keep an extra nurse when we have only 1 CNA so that the nurses have about 3 to 4 patients each
what is your hppd?
We have a staffing grid that we go by. I know that if we have 16 patients we can keep 4 nurses and if we get to 20 patients we can keep 5 nurses. This is on night shift. Day shift is the same except when they have >16 patients they also can have a charge with no patients. And they always have a HUC(secretary). Night shift never has one.
If your facility has a pediatric unit do the nurses only take pediatric patients or do they have pedi and adult.
Adults only on my floor
Do you have phlebotomist?
Lab comes to draw all labs unless they have a central line, where the RN will draw from it
What do the charge nurses do and how is your admission and discharges done?(admit and dc nurse or floor nurse)
IDK what day shift charge does but night shift charge checks the crash cart, makes patient assignments, answers phone/call light, helps others when available. On weekdays there are admission/DC nurses that may be there until usually around 10pm. One of them works until midnight sometimes. No admit/DC nurse on weekends.