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Nurses protest patient ratios and under-staffing, ask for a task force to fix listen

10/19/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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About 50 nurses rallied in front of Largo Medical Center Tuesday in hopes of persuading management to create a staffing task force. The initiative would give bedside nurses a better chance at improving care by lowering nurse to patient ratios.

Julia Scott is a nurse at Largo Medical Center who is concerned her voice isn’t being heard by hospital staff. She said many nurses have tried to implement measures that would foster better communication, but so fa...

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Nurses organize for better patient care and working conditions

04/30/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. On the first part of today's program we'll meet several local nurses who say staffing issues are affecting health care here in Florida and across the U.S. Later, we'll look at how factory farming methods might have caused the swine flu outbreak.

Tanya Runfola and Libby Devlin are with the National Nurses Organizing Committee, a group that advocates on behalf of nurses and patents, favors health care reform and was founded by the California Nurses...

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