Safe Staffing Saves Lives

Stories - Check Mark Pencil (yellow)Join ANA’s national campaign to solve the nurse staffing crisis!

According to ANA, nurses everywhere rank staffing as their biggest problem. Research shows it is a problem – for patients, insufficient nurse staffing is linked with poorer patient outcomes, lengthened hospital stays and increased chance of patient death.

ANA advocates solving the problem by requiring hospitals to set nurse staffing plans for each hospital unit based on changing conditions:

 Patient acuity (severity of illness)
 Patient numbers
 Nurse skills and experience
 Support staff

Find out more at Safe Staffing Saves Lives

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