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“What’s a good nurse-to-patient ratio? Should it be decided by patient acuity?”

What do we love more than tapping into advice from one Nurseonality?

Tapping into advice from two, of course.

In this week’s episode of “The Katie Duke Show” on ScrubsBeat, we’ve got a two-for-one special as Kati Kleber and Katie Duke tackle a user-submitted question about the ideal nurse-to-patient ratio and patient acuity.

Check out the video below to find out which system of assignment both Kati and Katie prefer, then share your own thoughts with us about nurse-to-patient ratios in the comments section below!

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2 Responses to “What’s a good nurse-to-patient ratio? Should it be decided by patient acuity?”

  1. musicayla

    I have worked on a unit where they attempted by patient acuity…only problem was, it was based on numbers on a sheet based on medical acuity…we all know there is that one patient that *should* be easy, walky-talky, independent, on paper looks fine….but end up on the call light every 30 minutes, or has that family member that wants to keep you in there for an hour asking the same questions the previous shift has answered….that doesn’t get added into acuity, however. So I can see positives and negatives of both systems.

  2. htarceno RN