Learning Exercise 17.4 – Calculating Staffing Needs
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Chapter 17 – Assignment
Review Learning Exercise 17.4 – Calculating Staffing Needs (located in Chapter 17 of the textbook)
Calculate the staffing needs for the day shift and answer the following questions:
You have on duty one RN and one LPN working 8 hour shifts and a ward clerk for 4 hours. Are you understaffed or overstaffed?
If you had the same number of patients but the acuity levels were the following, would your staffing needs be the same?
Two patients in category I acuity level
Three patients in category II acuity level
Two patients in category III acuity level
Zero patients in category IV acuity level
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