“Nurses Storm the U.S. Capitol to Demand Safe Staffing Ratios”

Daily Nurse covers rally with political and nursing leaders, including Truth director

Sandy Summers speaking at the National Rally for Nurse-to-Patient ratiosJune 2, 2016 – Today the Daily Nurse website posted a strong report by Lynda Lampert about the May 12 rally at the U.S. Capitol organized by Show Me Your Stethoscope and others in support of federal nurse staffing legislation. As the long piece noted, speakers at the rally included several Congresswomen and nursing leaders, including Truth About Nursing executive director Sandy Summers. The piece quoted Summers’s remarks at the rally, particularly in explaining the need for ratios by educating the public about what nurses do: “Nurses need to speak about the value of their work [and say] ‘I can’t possibly take care of four ICU patients, someone is going to die. I can barely take care of two.’ So working on safe staffing issues is ultimately joining our mission of working to educate the public about the value of nursing, the work that nurses do to save lives.” We thank Lynda Lampert and Daily Nurse. See the article…

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