unsafe nurse to patient ratio
RN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – January 18, 2017
On a typical day I had seven patients on a progressive care unit; these are patients that were stepping down from ICU. The nurse to patient ratio is terribly dangerous to both patients and to the RN. Management made schedules, I had very little down time. Because of understaffing, four days per week schedules were required. I would never work for this facility again. In fact, I drive out of town to work in a larger not-for-profit hospital. I frequently review all job sites, and Grand Strand is always hiring...they are desperate for employees because of constant turn-over. The RN's who work there are helpful, but, everyone is over-burdened. CNA's are also overworked, and there is difficulty accomplishing all tasks and taking adequate care of patients as ultimately it is the RN who must ensure all patient care is performed.
pay; understaffing, high patient to RN ratios