By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — If you’re a nurse or have one in the family, there is a new bill that wants to protect these frontline heroes and their patients.READ MORE: 2 Pittsburgh Public Schools Will Act As Pilots For COVID-19 Testing Program
The Patient Safety Act is now headed to the General Assembly. The bill aims to prevent nurses from burning out and encourages them to stay on the job by setting staffing minimums in units.READ MORE: Salvation Army Needs Donations For Angel Tree Program
A nurse from SEIU Healthcare PA says standards need to be set across the state.
“Having safety standards provides protection for our patients and staff because how many patients we care for directly impacts how much care we’re able to provide,” said Myra Taylor.MORE NEWS: Drop Box Locations Set up For Mail-In Ballots
Advocates say safe staffing improves nursing performance and reduces patient mortality and staff turnover.