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MNA shares safe staffing message at nursing conference in Boston

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
July/August 2013 Edition

“Safe Staffing Now” was the overriding cry heard from nurses from all over the country, including Alaska and Hawaii and beyond (such as Canada, Bahamas, Israel and Peru) who stopped to talk and share their patient safety and staffing concerns with MNA and NNU staff at our tables at this year’s huge Critical Care Nursing Expo at the Boston Convention Center in May. An estimated 8,000 nurses attended the three-day conference sponsored by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses targeted at providing education for high acuity and critical care nurses.

There was considerable discussion about improved working and patient care conditions in California since the passage of nurse-to-patient staffing ratio legislation and much agreement on how to achieve safe patient care staffing ratios in Massachusetts and across the country.