#NursesTakeDC Conference & Rally for National Patient Ratios

By NursesTakeDC

January 9, 2017

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#NursesTakeDC Patient Safety Conference and Rally for National Patient Ratios

Nurses all across the United States and Show Me Your Stethoscope will be teaming up to taking D.C. once again for 2017’s Patient Safety and Rally for National Patient Ratios.

As nurse, patient safety is our number one priority but hospitals refuse to give us safe staffing ratios. We need the hospitals and legislation to know that these are not safe working conditions for us or our patients. This May 4th through May 5th, 2017, we want to raise public awareness regarding safe nurse: patient ratios and to support pending legislation.

Watch this video and find out why this rally is so important from a fellow travel nurse.

If you’re interested in attending the conference or rally in DC, please see below for the dates:

Thursday May 4th:
Patient Safety Conference: Nurses Resuscitating Healthcare

The 2017 Patient Safety: Nurses Resuscitating Health Care Conference, will take place on May 4th 11a-6p at the Hilton Mark-Alexandria in Virginia.

A lobby your legislator session will take place to provide education and information on speaking with congressmen. CE’s will be available.

Join #NursesTakeDC and thought leaders in the healthcare industry to challenge and educate Nurses and industry professionals with an innovative program of tutorials, talks, panels and in-depth content that will inspire, educate and empower.

Friday May 5th:
The Rally is to support H.R. 1602 Nurse Staffing Standards for Patient Safety and Quality Care Act and S. 864 National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act. The proposed bills would establish federally mandated requirements for nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in acute care hospitals. This would regulate the maximum number of patients nurses would be allowed to care for during a given shift. Nursing assignments would not be allowed to exceed the proposed ratio. Legislation which inherently has patient and nurse safety at the forefront.

The event will take place in front of Capitol Hill, First St. SW, between Constitution Ave NW and Pennsylvania Ave SW, permit area 1, Start time approximately 11am (subject to change). Attendees will include nurses, health care providers, representatives from professional organizations and the general public.

Confirmed speakers for the 2 day event include:
Dr. Marty Makary
Katie Duke RN, MSN, ACNP
Alexandra Robbins
Janie Harvey Garner RN
Deena Sowa McCollum BSN, RN
Doris Carroll BSN, RN-BC, CCRC
Linda Boyl RN
Terry Foster RN, MSN
Dan Walters and more to come…

Register now at www.nursestakedc.com

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