1. Review Learning Exercise 17.4 – 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:
o Typed according to APA style for margins, formatting and spacing standards.
o Typed into a Microsoft Word document, save the file, and then upload the file