Code Blue: Nursing Emergency



Pennsylvania patients are suffering the consequences of chronic, unsafe staffing levels. Because nurses respect our patients, a legislative solution can no longer be postponed. The time to act is now.

PSNA has declared a Code Blue: Nursing Emergency because:

  • Surgical deaths are more than 60% higher in poorly-staffed hospitals
  • 70% of Pennsylvania nurses surveyed confirmed inadequate staffing negatively impacts their ability to serve their patients daily/weekly
  • In 2014, a total of 240,778 "Serious Events and Incidents" were reported to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System

PSNA's safe nurse staffing bill empowers nurses to create patient-safety staffing plans aimed at reducing medical errors, saving lives and confronting chronic understaffing which leads to burnout by nursing professionals.

Registered nurses from around the Commonwealth are declaring a Code Blue: Nursing Emergency. Act now on Safe Nurse Staffing and put patient safety first.


Thank you for joing with RNs from across the Commonwealth in declaring a Code Blue: Nursing Emergency

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