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.