“You’re only one person. No matter how good a nurse you are, you can only be in one place at one time.” That’s what Kathy Santoiemma, an RN at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, says in a new video that explains to the public why we need safe nurse-to-patient ratios.
The video features testimony from Judith Shindul-Rothschild, Ph.D, a researcher who has studied the effects of staffing levels on patient outcomes. And California nurses talk about how their state’s ratio law has dramatically improved patient care.
Stay tuned online at nysna.org.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is New York’s largest professional association and union for registered nurses. The association represents registered nurses, and some all-professional bargaining units, in New York and New Jersey. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.