For 7.6 c, Use the following:
Calculation of “Coverage Factor” for 10/40 plan
Required coverege day per year 365
Weekend day per year 156
Sick day 6
Vacation day 15
Table Ex. 7.6 depicts the average RN minutes needed on a daily basis in various units.
TABLE EX. 7.6
ICU CCU SURG MED PED OB/GYN
7,000 8,000 8,500 9,000 7,500 6,500
a. Assuming an 85 percent utilization level and that everything else is constant, how many RN FTEs should be hired to satisfy the patient care demand in each unit?
b. The FTEs hired for SURG, MED, PED, and OB/GYN are scheduled for eight-hour shifts on 5/40 plan, and they will get ten holidays, six sick days, and fifteen paid vacation days per year. How does this information affect your FTEs?
c. The FTEs hired for the ICU and CCU are to be scheduled for ten-hour shifts on a 4/40 plan, and ICU and CCU nurses get the same benefits as do other unit nurses. How does this information affect your FTEs?