“We Had 4 Near-Falls”

Fall Risk Bracelet Patient


Reports from real nurses in Minnesota during a real shift, with real lives on the line


“3 RNs, 2 aides for the 19 medically-complex patients with IVs, trachs, etc.  One patient has a hospital-acquired wound and needed to be turned and monitored closely.  Total of 8 other patients needed to be turned and closely monitored for breakdown.  We had 4 near-falls.”

 


What research tells us about the correlation between nurse staffing and patient outcomes


“Low staffing levels and ‘missed nursing care’ may be directly associated with higher risk of patient falls, according to research published in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality.

 

Patient Story

Your Patient Stories

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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