Staff in LTC facilities include licensed nursing staff: registered nurses (RNs) registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs), and licensed practical nurses (LPNs), as well as unregulated nurse/care aides.
RN/RPNs and LPNs are trained to assess residents and provide nursing care to promote health and prevent illness.
The work presented in this report includes:
- a review of existing nurse staffing regulations relating to 24-hour nurse staffing in LTC
- literature review relating to the 24-hour RN cover question
- the review of broader nurse staffing literature