Reply To: Staffing modules and the use of patient care assistants

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    September 21, 2020 at 10:01 am



    We staff nursing 2-3 patients for 1 nurse; nursing assistants have 8 patients



    Mary Lynn

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON

    Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT (LC17/LC18)

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 9/17/2020 9:45:00 PM
    From: Jill Cirese
    Subject: Staffing modules and the use of patient care assistants

    Can anyone share your staffing modules for hematology oncology inpatient unit? Do you have patient care assistants on your units? What are your nurse to patient ratios with and without patient care assistants? 

    Jill Cirese BSN, RN, CPON
    Nurse Manager 
    Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders
    Akron Children’s Hospital