“13 Babies with No Nursery Nurse”

IOM report

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.”


Patient Story

Your Patient Stories

http://youtu.be/DiHpwQNncgA Over the past few weeks, you've been sending us stories about your experiences in Minnesota hospitals.  We've heard them, and we think others should, too.  By sharing your patient experience with us, you can help us promote a safe nurse-to-patient ratio at all Minnesota hospitals.
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