Buttonhole – to detain in conversation as if by holding on to the outer garments of …
For the past seven years, many state representatives and senators have provided a lot of lip service, but no real action when it came to passing a law for better staffing at New Mexico hospitals.
We need to hold those elected to the New Mexico Legislature accountable by ‘buttonholing’ them the final two weeks of the 2019 Legislative Session and ask them to vote for SB 670 – The Patient Safe Staffing Act of 2019.
Send them an email, letter, or call their office and tell them about the need for The Patient Safe Staffing Act – SB 670.
Tell them Senate Bill 670 is being heard in legislative committees this week and next week.
And they need to vote yes.
Our state could be the 15th to address the number of patients that nurses are assigned. Direct Care Nurses will stipulate their boundaries.
Trucks have limits, bridges have limits and nurses have limits – when nurse shifts are understaffed, patients suffer.
Nurses at each New Mexico hospital can weigh in on developing proper staffing regulations for their units to ensure that patients get care they are entitled to if SB 670 is passed into law.