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?? Safe Staffing ??

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Ok...I already know the answer to this question..but would like some back up to present to higher-ups...this is the staffing expected on our shift:

-4 monitored beds

-22 med-surg/whatever pts

....So possibly up to 26 pts

Staff:

1 RN

3 LPN

1 CNA

Supervisor in house for now..but soon to 'supervisor-less' as they are doing away with supervisors.

Thoughts? comments? opinions? thanks in advance for your input/recommendations :)

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 28 years experience.

If you're talking 1st or 2nd shift the nurse patient ratio is definately way too high, unless you had about three more CNA's. For night shift that's 6 or 7:1 per nurse, which is the norm for us here, but we get 2 CNAs.

The concern is the RN to patient ratio is 26:1. That's not a fair mix considering what your nurse practice act might have to say about the RN level of care, etc. especially considering there's no supervisory back up.

Good luck.

ok...i already know the answer to this question..but would like some back up to present to higher-ups...this is the staffing expected on our shift:

-4 monitored beds

-22 med-surg/whatever pts

....so possibly up to 26 pts

staff:

1 rn

3 lpn

1 cna

supervisor in house for now..but soon to 'supervisor-less' as they are doing away with supervisors.

thoughts? comments? opinions? thanks in advance for your input/recommendations :)

slavery was outlawed over 100yrs ago.

Like Tweety said, the RN to pt ratio is way too high, let alone the nurse to pt ratio. Sounds like a sentinel event waiting to happen.

slavery was outlawed over 100yrs ago.
:chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle thanks, i needed that.

hmmm, counted 8 employees at the local starbucks this morning....

Thanks ya'll....that's what we are all saying tooooo...guess our whole shift needs to get together and lay it out..it's just asking for trouble..as if we don't have enough.

That's some really scary and dangerous staffing........

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