The Reality of Risk To Patient Safety

stressed-nurseNurses 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 Safe Patient Standard in Minnesota.

Patient Story

Your Patient Stories 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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