To the senior RN/MW responsible for staffing:
This safe staffing assessment is to inform you that due to an identified potential Acute Staffing Shortage on the next shift, an unsafe work situation may occur if effective control measures are not implemented.
These measures will need to address the predicted negative shift variance and/or other factors which reflect the workload, health consumer acuity, skill mix and the workers available.
If the staffing shortfall is not adequately addressed, a worker or workers may breach their Limits of Safe Practice.
The measures taken or not taken may also affect provision of safe and competent care to health consumers.