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Tammy, OUCH. I am a pediatric nurse on a neurology/neuro-surgery unit and our ratio (and it is pretty much through the house except the critical areas) is 1:4 (heaven forbid in high census maybe 5 but like several others who have posted I remember the day of 1:6 or 7 and sometimes you may have even been the charge nurse and had 3 or 4 patients yourself. The main concern here is SAFETY of the patients, is it safe to have more than 4 patients well i would think alot depends on the acuity of the patient too but it is just scary to think of having to be responsible for more than 4 patients.

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