Nurse Staffing Ratios: 2nd Quarter

Reporting Period: April - June 2017
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 13 9 1 : 1.4
ICU - Union Medical - Surgical 5 3 1 : 1.8


     

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.



Previous year


Reporting Period: April - June 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 14.2 10.1 1 : 1.39
W1X - Union Medical - Surgical 5.2 3.2 1 : 1.60
CSU - Salem Coronary Care Unit 4.3 2.7 1 : 1.58

  • 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.