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staffing ratio CTICU

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Hi, I'm liza from CTICU. I'm interested in other institutions nurse patient ratio in the ICU. I'd appreciate any opinion. I'm using it for my school project. Thanks.

chris_at_lucas_RN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

Two patients to one nurse at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.

begalli

Specializes in Critical Care/ICU.

My CTICU

1:2 or 1:1 depending on acuity.

California

1 nurse for every 2 patients in Ohio

1:1 or 1:2 in California since 1976.

At my hospital we have time to set up our own room.

CTICU

1:2, 1:1, or 2:1, depending on patient acuity.

Ohio

In Ohio-- patients just out of open heart are 1:1 for 1st 4 hours, if they have a balloon pump or are on CVVH are 1:1, once out of surgery stable patients and ICU overflow are usually 1:2, and if we're short staffed those with tele orders, very stable or DNR may be tripled

RNforLongTime

Specializes in Med-Surg Nursing.

In Ohio-- patients just out of open heart are 1:1 for 1st 4 hours, if they have a balloon pump or are on CVVH are 1:1, once out of surgery stable patients and ICU overflow are usually 1:2, and if we're short staffed those with tele orders, very stable or DNR may be tripled

Same here. We do occasionally triple up stable pt's but will also have a not so stable pt tripled with 2 other stable pt's. IABP's are sometimes doubled up in my unit. CVVH is ALWAYS 1:1. I live in OH but work in PA.

In our open heart unit in PA, we do 1:1 for the first 8-12 hours, depending on stabilty, then it's usually 1:2 or 1:3, assuming both or all three patients are stable. IABP's are usually 1:1, but not always.

2:1, rare open chest cart at bedside. :o :uhoh21:

1:1 post op/ unstable :uhoh3:

1:2 stable/extubated

1:3 stable/stable/stable stepdown unit full :coollook:

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