Nurse Staffing Ratios: 1st Quarter

Reporting Period: January - March 2016
Name of ICU Type of ICU Average Daily Patient Census Average Daily Staff Nurse Census Average Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
ICU - Salem Medical - Surgical 15.1 10.3 1 : 1.47
W1X - Union Medical - Surgical 5.6 3.2 1 : 1.73
CSU - Salem Coronary Care Unit 4 2.6 1 : 1.54


Current standard for ratio reporting

  • The current standard for RN-to-Patient ratio for high acuity patients is 1:1.
  • For patients determined to be at a lower acuity, the recommended ratio is 1:2.