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).