Thursday, May 29, 2008

Safe Staffing Poll Results

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has compiled the results form it's Safe Staffing Saves Lives survey. The results are unfortunately not surprising ad nurses are encouraged to continue to contact their legislators to support the Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2007.

Over 10,000 nurses took part in the Safe Staffing survey. Here are just a few of the results:
  • 73% of responders report that they believe that staffing is not sufficient on their shift or in their unit.
  • 59.8% say they know someone who has left nursing because of fears about safe staffing.
  • 48.2% said they would not be confidnet about having a loved one care for at their facility due to insufficient staffing.
  • 36% rarely or never take a full meal break.
You can read more about the ANA survey and the results here.

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