One example of a bill that is currently in the US Congress is the “Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act” (H.R. 3584). The bill aims to set minimum ratios of nurses to patients in acute-care hospitals to enhance patient safety.
Several reasons make this bill important. The first is that research shows the impact of nurse staffing on patient outcomes such as mortality, infections acquired in hospitals, and satisfaction. The bill establishes minimum staffing levels to help patients receive the quality care they deserve.
This bill has a significant impact on nursing, as it acknowledges the vital role nurses play in delivering high-quality healthcare. Nurses are on the front lines of patient care and are often responsible for monitoring patients’ conditions, administering medications, and communicating with physicians and other healthcare providers. This bill will help nurses to have the resources and time they need for safe, effective care by establishing staffing levels.
This bill is also important for me because I’ve seen the effects of nurse staffing on patient outcomes first-hand. In my role as a healthcare professional, I strongly believe that all patients should be provided with the highest quality of care. The bill will help hospitals to provide that.
In conclusion, the “Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act” is an important bill that would have significant implications for nursing and healthcare. This bill will help to ensure patients get the right care and nurses are able to deliver it.