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: Redistricting Committees Named In West Virginia
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: Man Stopped In March For Stolen Scratch-Off Tickets Now Facing Additional Drug And Firearm Charges
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: Judge Asked To Order Arrest Of Witnesses In Triple Slaying Retrial Of Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles Brother
Advocates say safe staffing improves nursing performance and reduces patient mortality and staff turnover.