Please come and sign a petition to lower the Nurse-to-Patient ratio. - page 2
Please come and sign a petition to lower the Nurse-to-Patient ratio in Nevada. It's a safety issue. Go to: Thank-you, Every signature helps! Dianne Moore, RN... Read More
Nov 22, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 2,662; Likes: 46<<Short staffing is compromising patient safety. Some local hospitals staff with 6 to 8 patients per RN with no Aid to assist, some with 10 patients to 1 RN with 1 Aid. California recently passed a ruling on a 6 to 1 ratio and it may be advantageous for Nevada to follow suit.>>
In view of the problems occurring with the California staffing law & the hospitals there now saying the 1:6 can be any kind of nurse - not specifically 1 RN to 6 pts, & trying to fill those ratios & vacant RN positions with LPNs instead of RNs, it might be a good idea to make clear in the petition, from the start, that you are talking about REGISTERED NURSE staffing ratios - not "any-nurse" ratios.
Nov 23, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 72; Likes: 6JT,
Thank you for your advice, I will change the wording immediately! Don't know why I didn't think of it knowing the problems they are facing now.
Also, thanks for the advice on linking to neighboring state associations.
I am meeting with the NNA today to discuss direction.
All advice is welcomed! If anyone has ideas please keep them coming. This is great! I don't feel so alone in this mission.
Dianne Moore, RN
Nov 23, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 72; Likes: 6To all of you that wrote a testimonial of your own experiences with a high patient load:
I posted some of the testimonials on the website at:
If you do want your testimonial posted, please contact me at:
Thank you for all your support!