Join the movement to fight for safe Nurse: Patient Ratios!
NursesTakeDC is a grassroots movement organized by thousands of bedside nurses across the United States. Our goal is to raise awareness of unsafe staffing, support proposed legislation to mandate safe nurse: patient ratios; and encourage every nurse, in every setting, practicing at all levels to support this cause.
The numbers don’t lie…and they’re costing people their lives right now.
Hospitals which routinely schedule 1:8 nurse-to-patient ratios experience five additional deaths per 1,000 patients than those staffing with 1:4 nurse-to-patient ratios. The odds of patient death increase by 7% for each additional patient (above 8) the nurse must take on at one time. Numerous studies categorically demonstrate that health care facilities that stretch the number of patients its nurses provide care for increase the risk of patient death (following common medical procedures) by 7%. Where a nurse’s workload is eight patients or more on a single shift, the risk of death rises over 30%”. (NYSNA)
America needs to know that unsafe nurse staffing puts patients at risk. On April 26th, 2018 America’s most trusted health care professionals will be gathering in Washington D.C. to let our government—and the public—know that we are systemically ignoring an issue which costs us thousands of lives each year.
Together we can stand on the right side of history, to change healthcare, unite nurses, providers and patients to make healthcare better and safer for all.
300 nurses attended NursesTakeDC 2016
900 nurses attended NursesTakeDC 2017
This movement grows bigger every year!
Please join us at the rally- more info, and to rsvp here (please let us know you are coming so we can plan for crowd size)
Also check out the Pre Rally Event April 25th. Continuing Education credits will be available. Click here for more information.