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