Under the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act, you are obligated to advocate for your patients in situations that may threaten their safety. If you have a situation where you feel that unsafe staffing is a concern in your facility, please report it to the appropriate manager/supervisor/administrator at the time that it occurs.
MNA also provides you an opportunity to fill out Concern for Safe Staffing forms. These forms are used to:
- Track and identify trends in threats to patient safety that nurses have reported as a result of unsafe staffing situations;
- Provide MNA the information to identify and address these trends with hospital management;
- Document the actions you took to advocate on the behalf of your patients.
Fill out a Concern for Safe Staffing form to document unsafe situations in your hospital.Report a Concern for Safe Staffing