Nurse Staffing Ratios: 4th Quarter

Reporting Period: October - December 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 13.7 9.4 1 : 1.50
ICU - Union Medical - Surgical 4.8 2.9 1 : 1.70


     


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.