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Note: This guideline is currently under review.
In 2011 the philosophy of nursing RCH inpatients was agreed to be;
“Patient Allocation within a team based model of nursing care”.
The philosophy promotes two concepts – ratios and team work. Within the Victorian context nursing ratios 1:4 am/pm 1:6nights are used as the tool for nursing resource allocation in acute public hospital inpatient settings. However often within the tertiary paediatric setting patient acuity demands a higher level of nurse resourcing. Within RCH nursing judgement is used to identify the patients who have higher nursing resource needs and HDU/Special Criteria clinical codes are assigned to identify the patient numbers in the RCH Bed tool.
To provide RCH nursing staff with:
Director of Clinical Operations, RCH Access Team, NUM, AUM, Nursing Hospital Manager; Executive, Medical staff
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The review of this clinical guideline was coordinated by Ashley Doherty (NUM, Koala Ward), Danielle Smith (NUM, Sugarglider Ward), Catherine Lobb (ANUM, Sugarglider Ward), Simone Danaher (NUM, Platypus Ward). Approved by the Clinical Effectiveness Committee. Authorised by Bernadette Twomey, Executive Director Nursing Services. First published December 2013, revised April 2015.