National Campaign for Safe RN-to-Patient Staffing Ratios

Submitted by ADonahue on May 10, 2021

Some nurses call it “nurse-to-patient ratios.” Others call it “safe staffing” or “patient limits.” No matter how we label the concept, registered nurses across the United States and, indeed, the globe understand the need to set a minimum number of nurses to safely care for a certain number of patients, with adjustments to increase nurse staffing based on patient acuity. Staffing decisions made by hospital administrators — based on budgetary rather than clinical considerations — do not ensure patients are receiving optimal care.

 

Miami VA nurses demand management resolve patient safety issues and critical staffing crisis

RNs at Miami's Bruce W. Carter VA Medical will hold an action on Thur. Jan. 27 to demand that management invests in nurse staffing to provide optimal veteran care following years of short staffing.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
January 25, 2022

AHMC Seton Medical Center nurses to hold virtual press conference for safe staffing

Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, nurses from AHMC Seton Medical Center will hold a virtual press conference to demand the hospital address ongoing staffing and patient safety issues highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

California Nurses Association
January 19, 2022

UC Davis Medical Center nurses to hold a virtual press conference to demand necessary resources for safe patient care

UCDMC nurses will speak out about safe patient care, safe staffing issues, and a recent attempt by the hospital to force nurses to work while Covid-positive.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
January 14, 2022