#NursesTakeDC 2017 Rally for Nurse:Patient Ratios
Hosted by Show Me Your Stethoscope
Friday May 5th:
The Rally is to support H.R. 1602 Nurse Staffing Standards for Patient Safety and Quality Care Act and S. 864 National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act. The proposed bills would establish federally mandated requirements for nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in acute care hospitals. This would regulate the maximum number of patients nurses would be allowed to care for during a given shift. Nursing assignments would not be allowed to exceed the proposed ratio. Legislation which inherently has patient and nurse safety at the forefront.
The event will take place in front of Capitol Hill, First St. SW, between Constitution Ave NW and Pennsylvania Ave SW, permit area 1, Start time approximately 11am (subject to change). Attendees will include nurses, health care providers, representatives from professional organizations and the general public. Suggested attire for attendees includes Rally shirt and your stethoscope!
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