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: Frick Park Bridge Collapse: 10 People Injured, 4 Sent To Hospital
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: Daughter Says Parents Caught In Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse Broke Backs
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: Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse: Fern Hollow Bridge Had 'Poor' Rating Since 2011
Advocates say safe staffing improves nursing performance and reduces patient mortality and staff turnover.