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Outpatient hem/onc acuity is one thing I’ve been interested in for almost 10 years and have done various inquiries about this.
Infusion: usually each nurse had 3-4 patients depending on acuity. All PEG and DLI/CAR T infusions are 1:1 at the start
Procedures (LP/BM): We staff 1 pacu nurse to 1 patient so for 5 procedure patients we have 2 preop nurses, 1 intra and 2 pacu. They are also accessing ports and giving simple chemo (VCR).
Draw station area (where we access most ports, start most IVS etc) are 4 RNS to about 25-40 patients.
We staff a flex nurse each day that is trained to all areas of clinic: procedures, IVs
I would love to discuss this more!
—————————— Dawn Mannon, MSN, RN Clinical Manager Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Phoenix Children’s Hospital Phoenix, AZ USA —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 08-18-2022 07:11 AM From: Krysten James Subject: Outpatient Staff Ratios
We definitely staff based on acuity of patients who are going to be coming in for the day. Say we have 4 patients, but we know they are going to be closer to 1:1 care, we make sure we have extra hands on deck. We also do other infusions besides chemo/oncology, so we take that into account as well when we are staffing.
—————————— Krysten James, RN Registered Nurse Whiting, IN 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. Thanks