Nurses' level of experience may predict outcomes in young heart surgery patients

11/17/2013 |

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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