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<Hez>
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I work for a clinic in the NW for a Davita clinic and cant find the policy on the amount of patient per nurse/pct. The new FA (first time being exposed to dialysis says the p&p is 1rn 1pct per 8pt. Anybody know the p&p. Seems impossible to me.
 
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Quite sure I've read that the ratio can't be more than 4 patients per member of qualified staff.

Here in RSA we don't have PCT's. Only RN's and Clinical Technologists (such as myself) who handle the patient treatment. We try to keep it as low as possible and average on about 3 patients per member of staff.
 
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<RN>
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Not sure but I think FMC is 1RN:12PTs and 1PCT:4PTs
 
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Hez,

If your company policy is 4:1 then technically that's all that is needed. I'm not sure if it is a CMS or Maryland regulation but in Maryland at least, if there are 9 or more patients there has to be a RN (Charge) that does not count in the ratio.

Chuck


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<Old phart>
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Back in the day, (early 90's) when I was a PCT, the ratio was 3 to 1, 1 RN on each side of the room, (equals 12 patients) and a Charge. Those were the daysSmiler
 
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<state reg's too>
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some states also have regulations on the staff patient ratio (nj,tx,ca.) but 4:1 is industry standard in most areas,
 
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<shipjumper>
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quote:
Originally posted by Hez:
I work for a clinic in the NW for a Davita clinic and cant find the policy on the amount of patient per nurse/pct. The new FA (first time being exposed to dialysis says the p&p is 1rn 1pct per 8pt. Anybody know the p&p. Seems impossible to me.

1 rn and 1 pct is 2 staff per 8 pts or 4:1 ratio. Not ideal for the nurse or tech but very doable. Some of the smaller 6-8 station clinics are only started up with 1 nurse and 1 tech.
 
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