Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Nurses, healthcare providers, and the scientific community understand that unsafe nurse-to-patient ratios contribute to increased morbidity and mortality for patients. Unsafe staffing also creates unhealthy and unsafe environments for nurses to practice, and contributes to nurse burnout. As a result, our community is working to change the current care environment.
On May 12th, 2016 Show Me Your Stethoscope assisted in organizing a rally in Washington, DC to promote safe staffing ratios for nurses in all health care sectors. Next year, we’re coming back with a bigger, better event: DC 2017.
DC 2017 includes #SavePAT, our awareness campaign; PAT (Patient Accidental Tragedy), our mascot, will be making appearances at events all over the US. These events will take place between July 2016 and May 2017; we will post more information as details become available.
2017 #NursesTakeDC Rally
Members of SMYS will again descend upon Washington, DC in May 2017 for the 2nd annual #NursesTakeDC – a rally to support national safe nursing ratios.
|Thursday, May 4th, 2017||Lobby Your Legislator||Details TBA|
|Friday, May 5th, 2017||Rally at the Capitol||Details TBA|
Register to attend #NursesTakeDC here. Additional details to be announced in the near future.
We are in the process of forming committees for the various aspects of this event.
If you are a member of the media, and would like to cover this event, please contact Doris Carol (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sponsors / Vendors
If you’d like to sponsor any of the DC2017 events, or if you’d like to be a vendor at one of our events, please contact us via e-mail at email@example.com
If you represent a nursing (or other healthcare) organization that would like to participate in this event, please contact Jalil Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)