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Easy ways to advocate for for safe, quality care in Minnesota hospitals

In Minnesota, there are standards for the number of children per daycare provider, the number of firefighters on duty, and the number of EMTs in an ambulance. Yet there are no standards for the number of patients a nurse can be assigned to at one time.

Short staffing has a solution.

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Nurse Story

The Reality of Risk To Patient Safety

Nurses at the bedside who care for patients 24/7 have a real-time view of risk factors to patients in Minnesota hospitals. While employers point to safety records in defending themselves against claims of inadequate safety measures, too often nurses find themselves compensating for a system that fails to provide for the true needs of the patients. Here is an excerpt from just one of many reports submitted to the Minnesota Nurses Association by real nurses in Minnesota, during a real shift, with real lives on the line. “8 patients in the unit. 2 of the patients need 1:1 care. Only 4 RNs staffed. 1st RN had 3 patients. 2nd RN had 1:1 patient and a second patient. 3rd RN had 1:1 patient and a second patient. Charge nurse had 1 patient. We were short 2 RNs for the night shift.” Please sign the petition to help nurses help you secure a…
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