Patient Safety is Our Number One Priority
The Patient Safety Act will dramatically improve patient safety in Massachusetts hospitals by setting a safe maximum limit on the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time, while providing flexibility to hospitals to adjust nurses’ patient assignments based on specific patient needs.
Cape Cod Chronicle: At the cultural center on Sunday afternoon, Lower Cape Indivisible and several other local organizations sponsored a forum on disinformation, a word coined during the cold war that refers to the deliberate dissemination of wrong or distorted information. Speakers were invited to talk about three initiatives that will appear on the ballot in November which are vulnerable to disinformation campaigns: nurse-patient assignment limits; an amendment to the U.S. Constitution about corporate financing in politics; and a ban on discrimination against transgender people.
Gardner News: I am a registered nurse working on the medical surgical unit at Heywood Hospital. I hope to shed some light on Question 1 and why actual bedside nurses are for it. I do not see this as a political issue but rather a human issue, a patient right issue and a patient safety issue. Right now there is no maximum number of patients hospitals can assign a nurse. We can have as many as they want to assign us. The hospital uses a number grid that does not look at how sick or critical a patient is (acuity), they just see you, the patient, as a number.
Press release: Ad makes completely false claims about the impact of Safe Patient Limits on Emergency Departments; Committee to Ensure Safe Patient Care calls on media outlets to take the ad down
Press release: Show Me Your Stethoscope Foundation (SMYS) added their support to the growing list of organizations and committees to endorse An Act relative to patient safety and hospital transparency (the Patient Safety Act).
Cape Cod Times: Lower Cape Indivisible and a coalition of allies will present the forum Information/Disinformation Cape Cod on Sunday, Sept. 16, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Harwich Cultural Center Auditorium, 204 Sisson Road, Harwich. The forum, free and open to the public, will explore disinformation campaigns affecting three statewide hot-button issues and ballot initiatives.