Monday, September 8, 2008
The nurse to patient ratio for a patient on continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) should be 1:1, don't let anyone tell you different. This is the ratio that I've seen the most, so hospitals are aware of the high demands CRRT patients and the device itself place on nursing. It is a complicated device and the patients require special attention, everything needs to be constantly monitored and updated. If your hospital's ratio is less than 1:1 then I would really look into it.