How many nurses, what grade and when do you need them are common questions throughout our member sites.  The answers will depend on your local needs, resources and model. 

As AEC is a relatively new speciality there is no consensus and no tool specifically designed for staffing as yet.  However, AEC does share common features with other departments and you may find using a similar approach to staffing useful. 

Nurse Staffing Factsheet fv.pdf

Below are some links to examples of nursing staffing tools for Emergency Departments, Acute Medical Units and acute adult settings.