Healthcare Bill Policy Brief_NSG412_fall19.pptx - H.R 2581 Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2019 Introductio

Healthcare Bill Policy Brief_NSG412_fall19.pptx - H.R 2581...

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% % % % H.R. 2581 Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2019 Background Proper staffing contributes to improved patient outcomes and greater satisfaction for patients Employing more nurses is associated with shorter hospital stays, fewer patient deaths, bed sores, and hospital-acquired infections (Kacik, 2018) Inadequate staffing increases nurses’ stress levels, decreases job satisfaction, and is forcing nurses to change professions (Rosseter, 2019) Recommendations- proposed (nurse to patient) staffing ratio 201 0 201 1 201 2 201 3 201 4 201 5 201 6 201 7 201 8 201 9 References Introductio n Currently the Commonwealth of Virginia does not have any legislation to mandate safe nurse to patient staffing ratios in the hospital setting, thereby endangering the lives of patients and the licenses of nurses. HB2581 proposes a solution to safely staff Virginia’s hospitals to yield the best and safest outcomes for patients and nurses.
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