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Staffing ratios

What is the patient-to-nurse ratio in your PACU?

Started by: Trish Baker (Director, Surgical Services/Director of Nursing) at February 7, 2013 (1:59 pm)

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We are 1:1 pediatrics and high level patients (those still needing respiratory assistance, etc) and 1:2 for adults

Renea G. (Director, Surgical Services/Director of Nursing) at February 11, 2013 (12:00 pm)

Our PACU is 1:1 for peds and artifical airway adult patients and 1:2 for stable adult patients.

Johnny R. (Administrator/Director/Manager/Owner/Exec. Officer) at February 11, 2013 (10:35 am)

Our PACU follows ASPAN: 2:1 for stable and 1:1 for Peds and Unstable.

Deanne W. (Administrator/Director/Manager/Owner/Exec. Officer) at February 8, 2013 (12:46 pm)

Our PACU follows ASPAN: 2:1 for stable and 1:1 for Peds and Unstable

J. Johnson (Administrator/Director/Manager/Owner/Executive Officer) at February 8, 2013 (9:34 am)

Our PACU follows ASPAN standards as well. 2:1 for stable patients and 1:1 for unstable and pediatric (12 years of age and younger) in Level 1 recovery.

S Hall PACU/DS Nurse Manager

S. Hall (OR Manager/Supervisor) at February 8, 2013 (7:53 am)

Our PACU follows ASPAN standards as well. 2:1 for stable patients and 1:1 for unstable and pediatric (12 years of age and younger) in Level 1 recovery.

Our Level 2 recovery is 3:1

Tamara Barnett (Administrator/Director/Manager/Owner/Exec. Officer) at February 8, 2013 (7:49 am) [last edited on February 8, 2013 (7:50 am)]

We follow ASPAN Standards. 1:2 for stable patients. 1:1 for unstable patients, respiratory or cardiac instability, complex patients and pediatric patients.

Valerie Mills (OR Manager/Supervisor) at February 8, 2013 (6:16 am)

We follow ASPAN guidelines for Phase I and Phase II. In the Preop area we are a 1:2 ratio because of the acuity of our patient population.

Susan Hardway (Other) at February 8, 2013 (5:59 am)

Phase 1
1:2pts stable
1:1 unstable or airway
1:1 pediatric

Phase 2
1:1 direct admit till criteria meet them 1:2
1:3 if waiting to be seen by MD and discharge criteria meet

M. Crennan (Other) at February 7, 2013 (6:12 pm)

2:1 (ASPAN and CMS regulations)
1:1 for airway issues or unstable patient
1:1 for pediatric patients

Christine E. (Administrator/Director/Manager/Owner/Executive Officer) at February 7, 2013 (5:58 pm)

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