For Nurses

Have you worked a shift that was short staffed? Was patient care compromised due to your hospital not scheduling enough nurses for duty?

Fill out a Concern for Safe Staffing form and help us advocate for safe nurse-to-patient ratios.

These forms are used to:

  • Track and identify trends in threats to patient safety that Registered Nurses have reported as a result of short staffing situations.
  • Provide Minnesota Nurses Association the information to identify and address these trends with hospital management.
  • Document the actions you took to advocate on the behalf of your patients.

We thank you in advance for taking the time to document your nursing advocacy!

Nurse Story

tired nurses=decision regret

Tired nurses regret their healthcare decisions more

From the American Journal of Critical Care: Hospital patients would be devastated to hear that their nurses later regretted the decisions they made while caring for them.   Critical care patients are especially at risk because the decisions nurses can make are likely to have more impact.  However, this January, 2014 study shows fatigued nurses are more likely to make decisions they later regret, which leads negative emotions, nurse burnout, and nurse turnover rate. Nurses frequently report fatigue from staffing situations where there are too many patients for each nurse to care for at one time.  Nurses are then asked to extend their shifts-even if they've already worked 12 hours-or come in again for a new shift while still fatigued from their last one. The study method involved asking 605 nurses, and decision regret was reported by 157 of…
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