Campaign for Patient Safety and Safe Staffing

Keep Patients Safe

While the State of New Jersey does little to improve staffing levels, nurses and patients can take action, so every patient gets the care they need, when they need it.

Current staffing regulations in New Jersey, which offer coverage only in ICU or critical care units, have not been updated since 1987. Technology, reduced hospital stays, and patients have undergone drastic changes, but our regulations have remained stagnant, unchanged, and unenforced.

Know the Facts

Research studies show that safe staffing is linked to better patient outcomes and improved working conditions. HPAE has compiled those studies that indicate that having enough nursing staff at the bedside improves patient care, facilitates the retention of qualified, experienced nurses and leads to a reduction in workplace injuries.

Use Your Voice: Send a message to your NJ Senator in Trenton.

 

 

News

Save The Date: April 26, 2018 Nurses Take DC
Mar 02 2018

HPAE is joining forces with Nurses Take DC to join colleagues from across the country to urge Congress to set standards for nurse staffing levels. More details TBA. For now mark your calendar to join us Thursday, April 26, 2018,

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HPAE Thanks Senator Joe Vitale & Assemblyman Dan Benson
Feb 09 2018

Nurses caring for patients at the bedside have a voice in their workplace when they are unionized. As the state’s largest healthcare union, HPAE represents 13,000 healthcare workers in hospitals, nursing homes, addiction treatment centers, health clinics, research labs and

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HPAE Celebrates National Nurses Week: May 6 – 12
May 06 2017

Taking Action to Protect Health Care and Patient Safety HPAE nurses and health professionals play an important role in improving the delivery of healthcare services and advocating for patient, worker safety. During Nurses Week, we celebrate all that nurses and

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Keep Our Hospitals Safe
Feb 28 2017

Nurses and health professionals joined together to Keep Hospitals Safe on Monday, February 27, at the Trenton Statehouse and demand Trenton fully fund hospital inspections and pass patient safety, worker protection laws. Click here to learn how Trenton can Keep Our

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Members Meet with Cumberland County Freedholders
Mar 30 2016

    Inspira RNs from Vineland had a meeting with the Cumberland County Freeholders to brief them on issues that will be presented at the upcoming negotiations and how they may impact the citizens of Cumberland County. Local 5131 RNs

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Staffing Forum Addresses Key Issues
Mar 01 2016

Our local held a Staffing Forum held on February 17. The forum was an interactive meeting in which updates were given on the arbitration award regarding contract section 4.11 positions, the hospital’s acuity system, and staffing legislation in New Jersey.

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