Nurse Staffing Ratios: 3rd Quarter

 

Reporting Period: July 1-  Sept. 30 2019
Name of ICUType of ICUAverage Daily Patient CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
ICU - SalemMedical - Surgical13101 : 1.4

 

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.

 

Reporting Period: July 1-  Sept. 30 2018
Name of ICUType of ICUAverage Daily Patient CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
ICU - SalemMedical - Surgical13101 : 1.4
ICU - UnionMedical - Surgical221 : 0.8

 

 

Reporting Period: July 1-  Sept. 30 2017
Name of ICUType of ICUAverage Daily Patient CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
ICU - SalemMedical - Surgical1181 : 1.3
ICU - UnionMedical - Surgical531 : 1.5

 

Reporting Period: July - September 2016
Name of ICUType of ICUAverage Daily Patient CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
ICU - SalemMedical - Surgical128.71 : 1.37
ICU - UnionMedical - Surgical4.63.01 : 1.50
CSU - Salem *Coronary Care Unit3.82.61 : 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.