California Nurses Confront the Terminator

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Polls demonstrate that a large percentage of California voters still like Governor Schwarzenegger, but about a lot of the state's registered nurses don't disagree. In Long Beach today, about 300 nurses showed up to protest at a conference on women and children hosted by Governor Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver. About a half-dozen got inside and hoisted a banner saying "hands off our ratios." As they were escorted out, the Governor said, "Pay no attention... they are only the special interests." We speak with a registered nurse and the head of a southern California hospital-industry group about what that means and what's at stake for patient care in California.
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LAX Master Plan

Miscikowski on LAX Plan

California regulations on nurse-to-patient Staffing ratio

California Healthcare Association on nurse-patient ratios

California Nurses Association on nurse-patient ratios

King-Drew Medical Center



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