just got an email with the following announcement. i am thinking of going since i am off that day.
[color=firebrick]does your facility have
[color=firebrick]safe staffing ratios
[color=firebrick]that are protected by law[color=firebrick]?
join rns on february 12th and learn how to get ratios and whistle blower protection that are protected by law!
february 12th, rns from all over the state will join together at the capitol to learn how to establish safe staffing ratios, real whistle blower protection and the absolute right to advocate on behalf of patients. rns will have an opportunity to educate colleagues, our law makers and the public about the need for the arizona patient protection act, hb 2186. come and hear rns and patients personal accounts of how hb 2186 would make hospitals safer for our community. it is imperative that the legislature see how important this bill is to themselves, their families and the constituency they have been elected to serve. please join us and bring a colleague to enjoy the day with.
[color=firebrick]details of the day:
where: the arizona state capitol
when: 10am - 2pm
location: event to begin at wesley bolin park, across from the capitol.
major provisions of the act:
mandates minimum, specific rn-to-patient staffing ratios based on acuity and not by numbers
whistle blower protection for rns who report unsafe hospital conditions or for refusing unsafe patient care assignments
legal recognition of the right of the rn to act as an advocate for their patients rather then for the economic interest of their hospital employer
join with other rns, health care professionals and patients for this exciting day of action!
provided: lunch, scrub tops, transportation (shuttle/buses) from northern and southern arizona