Ratios, Rights, and Representation

Course Description:

This class examines the key elements of the Illinois Patient Protection legislation which includes:

1. Safe staffing by patient acuity and ratios;
2. RN rights as patient advocate;
3. RN/patient whistle-blower protection of this landmark legislation and its impact on patient protection and the RN right to advocate in the exclusive interest of the patient.

Course Objectives :

Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to:

1. Articulate two reasons why strong patient protection and RN patient advocacy rights are critical for the provision of safe, therapeutic, and competent patient care.
2. Describe the critical importance of three key provisions of the Illinois Patient Protection Act.
3. Demonstrate how collective grassroots patient advocacy strategies will have a positive impact on the adoption of these comprehensive uniform health care standards.

 Times and Credits: Vary by class section. See class listing below for details


Chicago (9am to 4pm - 6 CEH)
March 18, 2020
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
733 W Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661
Springfield (9am to noon - 3 CEH with lunch at noon and then over to lobby visit)
March 19, 2020
AFL-CIO office in Springfield
534 S 2nd St #200, Springfield, IL 62701