Ana launches new safe staffing website: education, resources for nurses.SILVER SPRING, MD -- The American Nurses Association American Nurses Association,
n.pr professional organization of registered nurses created to encourage high standards in nursing care, pro-mote nursing as a profession, and lobby Congress for issues of concern to nurses. (ANA) has launched a new web site dedicated to the issue of safe staffing. The new site educates nurses about ANA's history of advocacy on the issue, provides updates on the newest information and developments, and gives nurses tools to get involved.
The site allows nurses to share their own stories and concerns and invites them to help strengthen the case for safe staffing legislation by completing a survey. Through the site, nurses can also stay informed about the latest developments on Capitol Hill and contact their members of Congress to urge their support.
"ANA has been a persistent driving force in the efforts to make safe staffing legislation a reality," said Linda J. Stierle, MSN (1) (MicroSoft Network) A family of Internet-based services from Microsoft, which includes a search engine, e-mail (Hotmail), instant messaging (Windows Live Messaging) and a general-purpose portal with news, information and shopping (MSN Directory). , RN, CNAA CNAA n abbr (BRIT) (= Council for National Academic Awards) → organismo no universitario que otorga diplomas
CNAA n abbr (Brit) (= Council for National Academic Awards) → , BC, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of the American Nurses Association. "This site gives nurses a stronger voice, and empowers them to take an active role in impacting their workplace environment."
"Safe staffing saves lives," added Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR CNOR Certified Nurse Operating Room
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CNOR Command Not Operationally Ready , President, American Nurses Association. "There is a growing body of evidence that demonstrates adequate nurse staffing improves the health outcomes of patients, resulting in fewer inpatient inpatient /in·pa·tient/ (in´pa-shent) a patient who comes to a hospital or other health care facility for diagnosis or treatment that requires an overnight stay.
n. days, complications and deaths. Implementing safe staffing levels should be seen as a critical investment in quality, cost effective care, and ANA's goal with this web site is to establish staffing levels that promote a safe and healthy working environment for nurses, and ensure the highest possible patient care."
Visit www.safestaffingsaveslives.org to get involved in ANA's safe staffing campaign.