Reply To: Nurse/Patient ratio and acuity tools

  • Ashlee Blumhoff

    October 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I saw something from Cincinnati Children’s …they had an acuity tool that they used on EPIC, would be interested in that information as well.  Does anyone from there have that info that you did, it was a poster that was completed.

    Ashlee Stofferahn
    Sioux Falls, SD
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-14-2014 01:26 PM
    From: Terri Boyce
    Subject: Nurse/Patient ratio and acuity tools

    At the townhall meeting at conference we discussed that most inpatient wards use a 1:3 or 1:4 ratio.  Does anyone have a staffing policy or inpatient acuity tool for their inpatient that they are willing to share?

    Our program moved to a facility that did not previously have inpatient pediatrics, and we are writing policy.  We don’t want to recreate the wheel, but need EBP to support our new program and decisions.

    Thanks in advance for sharing anything you have!

    You can also email me directly at

    Terri Boyce, CPNP-AC, CPHON
    San Antonio, TX
    United States