If you will be working in MedSurg Telemetry it will be 1:5 while Cardiac telemetry is 1:4 in all California Hospital.
5 usually but max is 6
6 in Florida
4 in california
6 in NC
6 patients to one RN.
California has ratios for patients to nurse. I’m not sure what other states have. Here straight tele is 4:1, if it’s med tele it is higher, for a step down unit which use a thousand different names it’s 3:1. Find out what it is in your state. If they don’t ratios get with union and fight for safe staffing ratios.
5-6 in NJ Nights. I have to specify Central NJ.
1:4 AM and PM.
1:5 or 1:6 NOC.
*This is for a cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgical stepdown unit in Madison, WI. This is also typical of the three main hospitals in the area.
For a strictly med-surg telemetry unit, you will have the same ratios.
Keep in mind, A LOT of critical thinking goes into caring for these patients. I would say they are equally hard floors to staff but for different reasons.
6 to 7 patients.
6-to 7 patients
In CA I was always assigned only 4
California 4 , sometimes five.
We had 3 if it was an LVAD (stable, not a fresh one) or aquaphoresis but otherwise up to 5 in PA.
The patient ratio depends on the state. Certainly, California, being the first and only legislated state with patient ratio that stipulates in law and regulations a minimum nurse to patient ratio to be maintained at all times by units.
Other states fluctuate nurse-patient ratio on med/surg tele unit 1-5 or 1-8. as there is no real legal boundary to stipulate a minimum ratio.
You can also research nurse-patient ration for med.surg tele in the state to which you will be relocating to obtain prior informed knowledge.
Hope this information helps. ELE
3-4 patients depending on acuity.
4 to 6 patients
4, sometimes 5
5 and we stretch to 6 here in Central Florida