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On average, how many patients do you care for a shift in the Med/Surg department?

March 22nd, 2022

On average 1:5/ 1:6 maximum

July 24th, 2022

In California med-surg is 4:1 if med/surg-tele. It’s 5:1 if no tele/low acuity.

August 7th, 2022

I work at a level one trauma hospital and we are 6:1 every single day regardless if we have techs or not. The most we’ve had to take is 7:1 with no techs. That’s nights and day shift.

August 6th, 2022

Metro MN is 4:1 day/eve and 5:1 nights

August 5th, 2022

I worked on the telemetry/Covid unit and always had five. Too many if all five are Covid positive. I got floated to Med/Surg a few times. Mostly five, but once I had six. Six is too many if they are all very needy and they were!

July 24th, 2022

Hey there! On average 6 but lately 7…I’m so tired!!

July 24th, 2022

1:5/6 is average on med surg floor

July 14th, 2022

I think it all depends on where you work. Might have up to 7 patients, depending on staffing. Everywhere is short now. Thanks, Covid.

July 13th, 2022

5- 6

June 28th, 2022

Anywhere between 1:4 to 1:6

June 28th, 2022

10 pts

June 28th, 2022

10 pts per shift

June 28th, 2022

Average of 1:15 patients per shift...

May 4th, 2022

1:3-6 depending on acuity

May 4th, 2022

We would have up to 8 sometimes 9 on bad days... but anything above 6 is a bad day

April 5th, 2022

6. If you have any discharges they replace the patients within an hour or less.

October 29th, 2021

Depending on staffing. Sometimes 9:1, sometimes 6:1

October 29th, 2021


October 1st, 2021

In dunedin Fl I was having 8 surgicals post op