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Safe Staffing Levels and Workloads

  • Identify and utilize evidence-based standards for staffing of interdisciplinary teams based on best practices such as the American Nurses Association (ANA) staffing standards (American Nurses Association, n.d.).
  • Monitor elements and standards to assure that staffing levels and appropriate workloads are maintained.
  • Implement rapid solutions such as safety staffing huddles with managers after identifying high-risk staffing levels or heavy workloads.
  • Review state requirements for staffing standards (Powell-Cope G, Haun J, Rugs D, 2013).