Calculating Staffing Needs

Calculating Staffing Needs (located in Chapter 17 of the textbook) .

2.Calculate the staffing needs for the day shift and answer the following questions:

a.You have on duty one RN and one LPN working 8 hour shifts and a ward clerk for 4 hours. Are you understaffed or overstaffed? .

b.If you had the same number of patients but the acuity levels were the following, would your staffing needs be the same? ◦Two patients in category I acuity level. ◦Three patients in category II acuity level. ◦Two patients in category III acuity level. ◦Zero patients in category IV acuity level. . .

3.Your paper should be: ◦Typed according to APA style for margins, formatting and spacing standards.. ◦Typed into a Microsoft Word document