Patient to nurse Ratios... the first ever rehab nurses poll - page 3

okay guys... this is the big question... actually a point of curiosity... i want to know what is the max nurse to pt ratio for you all! I max out at 12.... I usually have 1 CNA.... and yous? ... Read More

  1. by   PAB_985
    I work PT in a SubAcut/Rehab facility. We have 60 beds, all private rooms - building is pretty new. The layout has 1 nursing station per floor, 3 floors. On days and evenings, we have 2 RN's per floor (just recently changed from LPNs to ALL RN's) and 3 CNA's. Nights, has 1 RN and 2 CNA's. We are almost always completely full. Lot of ortho pts (knee and hip replacements), also many post stroke patients. Also have other surgical/medical patients who just need some more recuperative time and the therapies provided. Occassionally we also do hospice care. Started on evenings, but switched to days recently - I like that better - like the wound care aspect which is pretty much all taken care of on days. There is almost always a couple admits/discharges daily in the facility - but not every assignment will have to deal with this each time. We split the admit work between the two nurses - one does the paperwork and one does the physical assessment and orientation. Some will do both aspects depending on how demanding their patient load is and how experienced they are! This is my first job since graduating and I really like it - there is variety in what I do and I have been able to use a lot of my skills - more than I originally thought as some of our patients are of a higher acuity than I expected to see here. I like the patient interaction, like seeing their progress. It's a very good first job!
  2. by   taramb7263
    Quote from LuPac
    I'm a new graduate nurse who just got a job at a rehab facility where I'll have up to 20 patients with help from 2 aides. Any advice?
    How is it at your facility? I am orienting and I will also have up to 20 pts with 2 cnas. I'm finding it to be chaotic - my preceptor for the first few days is very disorganized !