A Nurse When You Need Us

It’s not uncommon for nurses to work a shift when patients need far more RN staffing than what is on duty.  In one study, researchers discovered hospitals operated below RN staffing targets over one-third of the time.

Even more concerning, the study determined that when hospitals didn’t provide the number of RNs that were expected for that shift, patients were more likely to die.

Nurse Staffing and Inpatient Hospital Mortality

Jack Needleman, Ph.D., Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D., R.N., et al New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM); funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Mar. 17, 2011

Link: http://phes.co/Newengland/Jr.Venkat/Nurse%20Staffing%20and%20Inpatient%20Hospital%20Mortality.pdf

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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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