Iowa nurses seek change to OR staffing rule

04/15/2009 | Daily Iowan, The

Peri-operative nurses in Iowa want state legislators to change the wording of a state standard on nurse staffing in operating rooms. The Legislature this session failed to pass a measure that would have maintained a staffing rule calling for one OR nurse in every surgical room. The nurses are concerned wording of the existing rule could lead to hospitals to have one OR nurse for multiple rooms and could allow operating room technicians to take on traditional nursing responsibilities.

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