Patient Ratio Analysis

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I work in a very busy medical unit where most our patients have CHF and require lots of teaching and monitoring. I have seen our patient ratio increase during last couples of years, which has become a huge problem not only for our unit, but for the entirely hospital. I remember, years ago, when I first started, we just to have 4 patients and now we are up to 6, and we sometimes have crazy days of 7 patients, which I should say is very scary. As a result, we don’t have the time to do our job, and not even mentioned patient teaching and this has dramatically affect patient outcomes, especially patient satisfaction, patient readmission and of course, nurse retention. Because of the ratios, with too many patients to safely care for, nurses are
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