Lahey Hospital & Medical Center - 6 West

Acute Care
6 West
Adult Medical / Surgical Combined
327 Hospital Licensed Beds
Date of Services: FY 2013

A well-staffed unit is not only defined by the number of caregivers included in the team, but by the carefully chosen members of each team depending upon the needs of each patient and the unit overall.
Average Number of Patients Per Day: 30.00

      Number of Staff
Direct Caregivers Scheduled Hours Shift Length Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
  Day Shift
RN 7am-3pm 8.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00
Unlicensed Assistive Personnel 7am-3pm 8.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
  Evening Shift
RN 3pm-11pm 8.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00
Unlicensed Assistive Personnel 3pm-11pm 8.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
  Night Shift
RN 11pm-7am 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00
Unlicensed Assistive Personnel 11pm-7am 8.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00

    Plan / Budgeted Direct WHPPD
(Worked Hours Per Patient Day)
    Actual Worked Hours Per Patient Day 10.77
    % Difference 9.12%
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Additional Care Team Members
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Skills Shift Coverage
  Day Evening Night
Unit Nurse Management X X X
Staff Educator X    
Clinical Nurse Specialist      
Unit Clerical Support X X  
1:1 Patient Observer X X X
Admissions Nurse      
Patient Transport Team X X  
IV Therapy Team / Line Access X X X
Monitor Technician      
Rapid Response Team X X X
Respiratory Therapy Support X X X
Nutritionist X    
Rehab Activities (OT, PT, Speech) X    
Clinical Pharmacist X X X
Licensed Social Services / Case Management X X  
Spiritual Services X X X
Hospitalist / NP / PA X X X
Intensivist / Neonatologist X X X
Nursing Student X    
Recreation / Milieu Therapist      
Intern / Resident X X X
Other X X X
The list of caregivers in these boxes were provided to all hospitals.
Additional Unit Information:
6West progressive care unit, a nine bed step down unit will be integrated into 6West telemetry medical surgical unit that includes 6 beds as progressive care or stepdown beds. There will be 6 stepdown beds, converting 3 step down to telemetry beds to increase the med surg beds to 30 from 27. This tranisition will occur throughout the year as we reconfigure hardwired monitors and telemetry modules, and central station scareens along with the staffing plan and model.
Other Team Members:
Other supportive staff available for unit RN staff as neeeded include Interpreter Services, MET team available 24hrs/7 days, skin care resources, psychiatirc clincial nurse specialist, pain managment clinical nurse specialist, pallitative care consulation service including clinical nurse specicalist, oncology clinical nurse specialist, and enterostomal wound ostomy specialist care and consultation
There are many variables to consider in establishing safe, efficiently staffed hospital units. Patient care units differ based upon the types of patients cared for on a given unit, and the way in which care is organized and delivered there. Education and experience levels of unit staff, support from nurse educators and nurse managers also factor into unit staffing decisions, as does the unique characteristics and mission of each hospital. It is also important to look at patient outcomes (including fall rates, pressure ulcer rates, and Hospital Compare measures related to heart attack care, heart failure care, pneumonia care and surgical care) in the Performance Measures section of PatientCareLink.

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