healthcarepolicy_Kinard.pptx - Jennifer Kinard NR451 July 2019 Healthcare Policy Assignment H.R.2581 Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient

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Jennifer Kinard NR451 July 2019 Healthcare Policy Assignment
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H.R.2581 - Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2019 To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to- patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes.
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Key components: Mandates unit-specific RN- to-patient ratios for acute- care hospitals Incorporates an acuity system to allow for bedside nurses to utilize their professional judgement to decide the acuity and level of care of patients RN-to-patient ratios must be followed on all shifts, without averaging Provides strong whistle blower protections for nurses who speak out against assignments that are unsafe for patients or nurses Prohibits the substitution of direct patient care and RN professional judgement with video monitors or technology Includes monetary fines for violations
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How would this bill impact me?
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