NR451_HEALTHBILLPOLICY_MCARNEY.pptx - HEALTHCARE POLICY ASSIGNMENT Meghan Carney NR451 RN Capstone Course Professor Rossmanith November 2019 Health Bill

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Meghan Carney NR451- RN Capstone Course Professor Rossmanith November 2019 HEALTHCARE POLICY ASSIGNMENT
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Health Bill H.R. 2581: Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2019 Health Bill H.R. 2581 calls for minimum staff to patient ratios. This recommendation is due to higher acuity levels of patients, thus requiring increased staffing to promote quality care to reach positive patient outcomes, as well as decrease the incidence of medical errors. It is believed that implementation of minimum staff to patient ratios will increase nurse retention by decreasing feelings of burn out amongst nurses. It is also believed that implementation of minimum staff to patient ratios will address the current nursing shortage by enabling facilities to better recruit nurses and decrease the incidence of nurses leaving the bedside due to burn out and unsafe work environments.
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Health Bill H.R. 2581: Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2019 H.R. 2581 recommends the following nurse to patient ratios: 1:1 nurse to patient in trauma emergency units. 1:1 nurse to patient in operating room units. 1:2 nurse to patients in critical care units, including NICU, L&D, CCU, PACU, and burn units. 1:3 nurse to patients in emergency units, pediatrics, step-down units, telemetry, and antepartum units. 1:4 nurse to patients in medical surgical units, intermediate care nursery units, acute care psychiatric units. 1:5 nurse to patients in rehabilitation units and skilled nursing units 1:6 nurse to patients in postpartum (3 couplets).
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Health Bill H.R. 2581: Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2019
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