Safe staffing ratios are imperative in order to provide safe patient care. Most importantly, they also ensure the ability of the nurse to critically think and respond appropriately to changes in their patient’s condition. The recommended safe staffing ratios by National Nurses United is 1:4 in medical surgical, 1:3 in the ER, 1:1 in ICU and 1:4 in Psychiatrics. See the information attached regarding the National Day of Action on 1-26-23 . Click here to read more.