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Whipple to ICU?


I am working on appropriate ratios for my post-op surgical floor. Currently we get complex cases like Whipple's ... In your hospital, do these go to ICU or the post-op surcial floor. If on the floor, what is your nursing ratio?


Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, educator.

whipple's go to post op surg floor. Patient ratio varies, as we actually do staffing by acuity


Specializes in Med/Surg. Oncology. GYN.. Has 3 years experience.

Seems they always end up in ICU!


Specializes in private duty/home health, med/surg. Has 10+ years experience.

In our hospitals, Whipples start out in the SICU. After 2-3 days, depending on how stable they are, they end up on our floor. They are too complex a patient immediately after surgery to start out on a general floor, IMO.

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