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Morning- We assess the acuity of the infusion/patient as well. The treatment area usually sees about 40-50 patients and we staff between 7-10 RNs. They average 4 -6 patient per day and they work 10 or 12 hour shifts.
—————————— Rhoda Phillips, MSN,RN,CPHON Houston, TX United States —————————— ——————————————- 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