The Critical Care Work Environment and Nurse-Reported Health Care–Associated
Deena Kelly, RN, PhD, Ann Kutney-Lee, RN, PhD, Eileen T. Lake, RN, PhD, and Linda H. Aiken, RN, PhD
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Describe the key components of the Critical Care Work Environment and Nurse-Reported Health Care–Associated Infections study.
  • Analyze research findings and their relevance for nurses in the critical care setting.
  • Compare and contrast the incidence of nurse-reported health care–associated infections as they relate to the critical care work environment.

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: A13226
Total Contact Hours: 1.00
Pharma Hours: 0.0
Synergy Cat: C
Test Expires: 11/1/2017


Critically ill patients are susceptible to health care–associated infections because of their illnesses and the need for intravenous access and invasive monitoring. The critical care work environment may influence the likelihood of infection in these patients.

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