Staffing: you need 2 RNs and 1NA so you are not short.
Unit: yes and if we get 2 more admissions, we will require 1 more RN or we will be short staffed.
Staffing: we probably won't have the NA but we will let you know.
Unit: okay let us know, we have x-number patients that require 2-3 people to turn, potty, etc.
Staffing: we can give you the RN's but couldn't get an NA.
unit: okay, what choice do we have
5 minutes later:
(pager going off)
5 admissions in 20min.
Unit calling staffing;
We just got 5 admissions, we need another nurse because now we are running short.
Staffing to Unit:
Sorry but we don't have anyone.
Surprsingly staffing and bedboard share the same office, but staffing had NO IDEA there were all these pending admissions from ETC????