A 9-member educational task force and a 4-member panel of experts was used to establish the validity of the PEDS-BKAT, which was modified from version 4 of the adult BKAT for critical care nursing. A sample of 105 pediatric ICU nurses from 6 settings took the PEDS-BKAT. Test results include a mean score of 78.9 points and a reliability of 0.86 (coefficient alpha). The PEDS-BKAT can be used to assess knowledge before and after orientation, to determine learning needs for veteran staff nurses, for advanced placement of new employees with previous experience in a pediatric ICU, and in nursing research. Copies of the PEDS-BKAT are available upon request.
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Articles| June 01 1998
Introducing the Basic Knowledge Assessment Tool for pediatric critical care nursing (PEDS-BKAT)
Crit Care Nurse (1998) 18 (3): 67–72.
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NG Runton, JC Toth; Introducing the Basic Knowledge Assessment Tool for pediatric critical care nursing (PEDS-BKAT). Crit Care Nurse 1 June 1998; 18 (3): 67–72. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn19188.8.131.52
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