Nurse Staffing Ratios: 3rd Quarter
|Reporting Period: July - September 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||12||8.7||1 : 1.37|
|ICU - Union||Medical - Surgical||4.6||3.0||1 : 1.50|
|CSU - Salem *||Coronary Care Unit||3.8||2.6||1 : 1.48|
*The Cardiac Surgical Unit at NSMC closed on July 18. CSU data will remain on this site for another 4 years, but in the 4th quarter page for 2016 and going forward there will be no CSU data.
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.