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    ​Do any of you consider patient churn when deciding your HPPD targets? Nurses may start off with 5 patients, discharge 3, and get 3 more. So really a 1:8 patient ratio. This is seen in my Surgical units. If you do increase  your targets what was the justification. ...

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    Kathy, Are you inquiring for a licensed or unlicensed role? Diane ------------------------------ Diane Herzog Clinical Director, Care Management Cincinnati Children's Hospital ------------------------------

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    We try to be intentionally vague in our policy/procedure language so that staff have some "wiggle room".  This has served us well in surveys.  Our units have standards for how often they collect vitals based on population and acuity. Examples:  A. Patient ...