Hello everyone..I am new to supervising the small med surg floor at my hospital and am looking for some help with staffing issues. My med surg unit is very small (16 bed) and currently census is staying around an average of 5 pts. I have staffed 2 RN's at night without an aide and am wondering if that is unreasonable. Please be honest I am looking for other's perspectives. I come from the ED in this hospital which is also small (10 beds) and is staffed at night with one RN and a tech.
Thank you for your help.