We believe that professional nursing care providers who are at the bedside, providing direct care, are far more accurate judges of patients’ needs than any administrator or consultant with spreadsheets and algorithms.
America’s nurses are highly educated and rigorously trained to give excellent care, but when we’re deprived of the time and resources required to deliver that care, too often we fail our patients. This is unacceptable.
With Flo’s Whistle, we’re following the example of nurse Florence Nightingale, a pioneer in the use of statistics and visual display of data. Her research revealed patterns in causes of death among soldiers in the Crimean war, lighting the way for rational policy reforms, and dramatically reducing the suffering and loss of life. We hope to do the same.