The following excerpt is from a press release from the International Council of Nurses.

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“Geneva, Switzerland; 6 August 2018 – The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has released a new position statement on Evidence-based safe nurse staffing (click link to view pdf), which calls for increased investment in safe, effective and needs-based nurse staffing levels in order to improve patient outcomes and create positive practice environments.

“The position statement, which was developed with the input of international experts and in consultation with ICN’s members associations, sets out both principles and key elements of approaches to ensuring safe staffing which is intended to help and support all those involved in determining staffing levels and ensure there is clear nursing leadership on this vital issue.”