Reply To: Outpatient Staff Ratios

  • Rebecca Fuerte Postle

    August 18, 2022 at 12:53 am

    I am also curious! Currently, we schedule patients according to staffing, but our same days (fever, hydration, …) are not accounted for.

    Rebecca Fuerte Postle, RN
    RN III
    Calimesa, CA
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-05-2022 11:49 AM
    From: William Copeck
    Subject: Outpatient Staff Ratios

    I am curious about staffing ratios in the outpatient setting.
    What do people use as nurse/patient ratios? Do you base this only on volume or do you factor in acuity, infusion/procedures types, complexity of care, etc?
    Any input is appreciated.

    [Bill] [Copeck],
    [Nurse Manager]
    [St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital]
    [Paterson], [NJ]