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How many patients do you typically care for in telemtry?


September 17th, 2023

If you will be working in MedSurg Telemetry it will be 1:5 while Cardiac telemetry is 1:4 in all California Hospital.

March 29th, 2022

5 usually but max is 6

October 6th, 2021

6 in Florida

September 22nd, 2021

4 in california

September 17th, 2023

6 in NC

May 22nd, 2023

It vsriesi

May 22nd, 2023

6 patients to one RN.

January 29th, 2023

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.

January 18th, 2023

5-6 in NJ Nights. I have to specify Central NJ.

December 7th, 2022

RN:patient ratio:

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.

November 26th, 2022

6 to 7 patients.

November 26th, 2022

6-to 7 patients

May 3rd, 2022

In CA I was always assigned only 4

May 2nd, 2022

California 4 , sometimes five.

April 5th, 2022

We had 3 if it was an LVAD (stable, not a fresh one) or aquaphoresis but otherwise up to 5 in PA.

April 4th, 2022

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

March 31st, 2022

3-4 patients depending on acuity.

March 29th, 2022

4yo6 parients

October 6th, 2021

4 to 6 patients

October 6th, 2021

4, sometimes 5

October 6th, 2021

5 and we stretch to 6 here in Central Florida