The Science of Safety
What research tells us about the correlation between nurse staffing and patient outcomes.
“Research is now beginning to document how well we are cared for by nurses affects our health, and sometimes can be a matter of life or death.”
Keeping People Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, Institute of Medicine, 2004 Link to read more
The Reality of Risk
Reports from real nurses in Minnesota during a real shift, with real lives on the line.
“13 babies with no nursery nurse. There were 3 babies in the Neo-natal intensive care with a clerk watching them. Later in the evening, one nursing assistant was assigned to watch 7 babies. Our own grid shows we should have 1 nursery Registered Nurse for every six babies.”