In support of nursing safety we have developed Nurse Staffing and Acuity Committees. Our Nurse Staffing Committee consists of RN staff nurses and hospital management. The Nurse Staffing Committee works closely with our Acuity Committee to protect patients, support greater retention of registered nurses and promote evidence-based nurse staffing by establishing a mechanism whereby direct care nurse and hospital management can participate in a joint process regarding decisions about nurse staffing. Meetings are held monthly and annual reliability tests are conducted to ensure accuracy in acuities.