Critical care nurses' knowledge of, adherence to and barriers towards evidence-based guidelines for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia--a survey study.

@article{Jansson2013CriticalCN,
  title={Critical care nurses' knowledge of, adherence to and barriers towards evidence-based guidelines for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia--a survey study.},
  author={Miia M Jansson and Tero Ilmari Ala-Kokko and Pekka Ylipalosaari and Hannu Tapani Syrj{\"a}l{\"a} and Helvi Kyng{\"a}s},
  journal={Intensive & critical care nursing},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={216-27}
}
OBJECTIVES To explore critical care nurses' knowledge of, adherence to and barriers towards evidence-based guidelines for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia. DESIGN A quantitative cross-sectional survey. METHODS Two multiple-choice questionnaires were distributed to critical care nurses (n=101) in a single academic centre in Finland in the autumn of 2010. An independent-samples t-test was used to compare critical care nurses' knowledge and adherence within different groups. The… CONTINUE READING

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