Local 5030 Education Day- Safe Staffing , Safe Work

Start: Wednesday, May 24, 201710:00 AM

End: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:00 PM

Safe Staffing – Safe Work  

Speaker: Sara Markle-Elder, AFT Nurses and Health Professionals.
The problem of short staffing impacts every aspect of healthcare worker and patient safety. Healthcare, the fastest growing industry in the US, is also one of the most hazardous to workers and patients. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there were 656,300 healthcare worker injuries and illnesses in 2014. That’s more than in construction and mining! About one out of every 25 people who are hospitalized and seventy-five thousand patient deaths each year are attributed to healthcare associated infections. The link between short staffing, staff injury and illness, and negative patient outcomes is obvious to frontline workers. Nationwide AFT and allied healthcare unions are mobilizing to pass mandatory safe staffing ratio legislation.

Upon completing this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:

1.       Document the negative impacts of short staffing on patients and staff.

2.       Combat the myths about mandatory staffing ratios.

3.       Advocate for state and federal safe staffing legislation.

4.       Take action at the workplace to advocate for safe staffing.

2.0 contact hours will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest:

The planners and faculty have declared no conflict of interest.

Criteria for successful completion:

Sign in at beginning of session.▪ Active participation for the entire workshop. ▪ Completion of evaluation form.

AFT Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation