Health Bill H.R. 2581: Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2019Presented in this bill are ratios of safe care to be established that “provides adequate, appropriate, and quality delivery of health care services and protects patient safety; and is consistent with the requirements of this title”. These ratios include:1:1 trauma emergency units.1:1 operating room units, provided that a minimum of 1 additional person serves as a scrub assistant in such unit.1:2 critical care units.1:3 emergency room units, pediatrics units, stepdown units, telemetry units, antepartum units, and combined labor, deliver, and postpartum units.1:4 medical-surgical units, intermediate care nursery units, acute care psychiatric units, and other specialty care units.1:5 rehabilitation units and skilled nursing units.1:6 postpartum units and well-baby nursery units.Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 2581). (n.d.). Retrieved from
Health Bill H.R. 2581: Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2019The purpose of this bill takes a vested intrest in promoting quality care through improvements to the delivery in which health care services are provided to patient in health care facilitiesDur to inadequate registered nurse staffing practices that are often poorly monitored results often in a disconnect in the delivery and quality of health care services provided to patientsAfter thorough and numeous studies completed it has been found that patient outcomes directly correlate to the direct care registered nursing staffing levels. With implementation of staffing ratios showing improved patient outcomes in addition to higher nurse retention rates, in additon to reduced lengths of stay for patient admissions.