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Quad-demic: RSV, Influenza, Covid-19, and Crisis Standards of Care

Rates of influenza, RSV, and Covid-19 are climbing across the U.S. The hospital industry’s embrace of crisis standards of care, including the closure of pediatric beds, has set the stage for the respiratory viral surge to be another crisis. Join NNU experts on Wednesday, Dc. 14, to learn what nurses and other health care workers need to know.

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Providence Saint John’s nurses ratify new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety and nurse retention

Registered nurses at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new three-year contract.

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Nurses at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas vote overwhelmingly to join NNOC/NNU

Nurses sought union affiliation so they can more effectively advocate for improved conditions in the workplace and better economic standards for their colleagues and their families.

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Union nurses at 21 Northern California Kaiser Permanente facilities voted over the past two weeks to ratify the new agreement.
Nurses are concerned about service changes or shutdowns that may occur as part of the purchase plan, which could put up to 235 patient beds at risk in downtown New Orleans.
The scheme, which includes closing the nursery unit, is officially scheduled to begin Dec. 12, but the hospital started making operational changes in units providing birth care this past summer, including reassigning nurses to the NICU without adequate training.  
1,000 union nurses at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center voted to ratify new contract with infectious disease protections and workplace violence safety measures.

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Covid-19 Resources

Nurses and other health care workers are on the front lines of the pandemic; their protection is of the utmost importance. View our resources on Covid-19 and protecting nurses and other health care workers and their patients.

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RN-to-Patient Staffing Ratios

Registered nurses across the United States understand the need to set a minimum number of nurses to safely care for a given number of patients, with adjustments to increase nurse staffing based on patient acuity.

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Workplace Violence Prevention

Violence against nurses and other health care workers in hospitals and other health care facilities is a growing epidemic across the United States. Learn more about NNU's national campaign to prevent workplace violence.