I don't work on tele but have a very close friend who does. Nights has 10-12 patients each, usually 1 moniter tech and 1 aide. No pressor drips are allowed outside the icu in our hospital.
Keep in mind we are the largest cardiac hospital in the area, yet the in no cath lab after noon saturday till mondya morning. We have the highest death rate in the country for post cardiac surgeries, we are about 5-10 years behind the rest of the country. Gee I wonder why soo many patients die. Nowhere in the hospital does accuity mean anything, not on the floor, not in the ICU's, nowhere. They just look at bodies.