Scenario You are making a staffing assignment knowing that you

 

Scenario

You are making a staffing assignment knowing that you are short-staffed. You have five registered nurses (RNs), two licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and two nursing assistants. Those nine employees need to provide a 12-hour shift of services to 30 clients with a high acuity required to a ratio of nurse to client at 1:3.

Client acuity level

  • Six acuity level 1
  • Eight acuity level 2
  • Nine acuity level 3
  • Seven acuity level 4

You will use the acuity-based staffing model to develop the staffing assignment based on the needs of the clients. You will use the created template.

NUR2832_Staffing

Instructions

As you create this assignment, include the following in an email to your manager to justify your short-staffing plan:

  • Complete the staffing assignment based on the acuity level.
  • Defend how you would direct the staff to their assigned roles for this shift and provide a rationale for the staffing assignment.
  • Describe how you would communicate with each level of care provider to assure the best outcomes possible.
  • Address how you would ensure client equity in the delivery of services.
  • Provide stated ideas with professional language and attribution for credible sources with correct APA citation, spelling, and grammar.

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