Nurses' education level may predict outcomes in young heart surgery patients

11/17/2013 | Nurse.com

In pediatric critical care units, the risk of dying among young cardiac surgery patients dropped as the number of nurses with 11 or more years of clinical experience rose, according to a study in the Journal of Nursing Administration. Nurse education at a baccalaureate level or higher as well as participation of hospitals in national quality metric benchmarking also were associated with improved mortality rates, researchers said.

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