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Thank you Vanessa. Would you happen to have an acuity tool/grid that staff utilizes when assigning patients for the day? If so, could you share it with me?
—————————— Kelly Forgrave, RN,CPHON,CPN —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 07-17-2020 11:43 AM From: Vanessa Bertini Subject: Staffing Guidelines
Depends on patient acuity and also the geography of a unit, but generally, we try to keep our inpatient HemOnc assignments 3/1, sometimes 2/1 if they are very sick, on Unituxin, Stem Cell Transplant day, or palliative-actively dying.
BMT, which we don’t do here, but I did for six years elsewhere, was most often 2/1.
Hope this helps!
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Original Message: Sent: 7/17/2020 10:40:00 AM From: Kelly Forgrave Subject: Staffing Guidelines
My name is Kelly, and I wanted to reach out to my fellow Hem/Onc/BMT colleagues with a couple of questions/concerns.
Our unit has been struggling with staffing-ratios/patient-assignments, and I was hoping you could provide some guidelines and/or grids from other institutions explaining how to staff with appropriate staffing-ratios (for Hem/Onc units).
Additionally, I also would like to know what the typical nurse-to-patient ratio for BMT units is, and guidelines on when to increase that ratio when necessary. (For example, is a 3:1 ratio appropriate for BMT?)
Any information will be greatly appreciative. Hopefully I can present any/all feedback to improve the efficiency of our unit.
Thank you all for being part of this specialty! Sending all the best to all ya’ll.