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Nurses say state staffing levels leave patients vulnerable


September 20, 2020

DENVER (AP) — Some Denver nurses said the state's minimum staffing levels have left them overworked and patients vulnerable to substandard care.

A Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment review of staffing regulations coincided with concerns of nurses at hospitals owned by HealthOne LLC reporting they were overwhelmed, The Denver Post reported.

HealthOne nurses and a doctor said understaffing has led to increases in preventable pressure sores and infections and a failure to regularly provide basic hygiene care.

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