Nurses Rang the Call Button. You Answered.

call buttonHospitals are not required to meet a minimum standard of care and nurses are concerned. We started a petition, asking Minnesotans to help nurses protect patient safety in Minnesota by supporting a minimum standard of care, and in just three short weeks, hundreds have responded. You’ve even shared some stories about your own personal experiences fear for your own or a loved one’s safety because too few nurses were on duty.
A growing body of research says nurse staffing levels have a significant impact on patient outcomes, hospital infections, nurse retention and hospital financial performance.
Nurses say it is time for a statewide standard of care. Help nurses protect the safety of every patient in Minnesota.
Please sign our petition and join this blog community to learn more about why nurses’ ability to provide you with safe care may be threatened.

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Patient Story

arlene townsend staffing award

Unsafe staffing costs a Florida facility $1 billion

From Trial Magazine, March 2014 issue: Trial Magazine, 3/11/14 VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS Arlene Townsend, 63 suffered a stroke and required 24-hour care. She was admitted to Auburndale Oaks Healthcare Center, a nursing home owned by Trans Healthcare, Inc. In the three years leading up to her death, Townsend suffered numerous fall resulting in broken bones and lacerations, infections, significant weight loss, chronic constipation, skin breakdowns, dehydration, and other problems. She is survived by her adult son. Townsend’s estate sued Trans Healthcare, alleging that it had understaffed the nursing home to increase profits and failed to provide adequate care, including protecting Townsend from falls, ensuring a safe environment, and documenting changes to her condition. The court entered a judgment of liability against the defendant, and the…
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