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Reply To: Patient to RN ratios based on pts reason for hospitalization
We are a mixed Med/Surg/Onc unit, with an average census in the 40s. Our ratio is typically 1:3, and we don’t adjust based on induction, risk, neutropenia, etc. Patients receiving Dinutuximab are cared for in the PICU.
Lori Neptun (she/her/hers), RN, MN, CPN, CPHON
Mary Bridge Medical-Surgical Unit | Mary Bridge Children’s
Address: 315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405
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——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 5/25/2023 11:51:00 AM From: Cathy Privett Subject: Patient to RN ratios based on pts reason for hospitalization
Inquiring as to your staffing ratios when pt is hospitalized for various reasons. We are a mixed Peds floor including Medical/Surgical/Inpt/Outpt/PICU/Sedations/Heme and Onc. What is your ratio for Induction Pts? Is ratio changed based on low vs standard vs high risk? What is your ratio for Febrile Neutropenia pts? What is your ratio for pts receiving non-induction phase chemo? Does this ratio change based on the complexity of the regime or increased monitoring required based on medications given? Thanks for your help regarding these questions.
—————————— Cathy Privett, BAN, RN, PED-BC Essentia Health, St Mary’s Medical Center Duluth, MN United States ——————————