Daily Staffing Guide - (click here to view Screen Shot)
The Staffing Calculator computes (via user-modifiable parameters) the number of RN's, LVN's and CNA's that are allowed for an individual shift (AM, PM, NOC), patient census and patient acuity. Each shift can be weighted according to their comparative workload.
1. In order to calculate staffing by acuity, the Patient Classification Worksheet must be updated for each patient. Each patient's acuity is then automatically added to the Staffing Calculator. Click on the gray Patient Classification Worksheet button at the top of the Staffing Guide page.
2. At the top of the Daily Staffing page, select the appropriate shift (DAYS, PMs, NOCs). This will be used to calculate the number of Staff Required, since each shift can be weighted differently according to their relative workloads (i.e. showers, meals, procedures, therapies, etc.).
User Configurable Settings
A companion "practice calculator" can be used as "scratch paper" to calculate various staffing scenarios. Click on the green "Go To Staffing Calculator" button to use this handy tool. Weights may only be changed on the main Daily Staffing Guide page.
After completing the Daily Staffing Guide, it can then be printed and/or faxed.