OFFICIAL SITE OF THE BKAT* ©
NEW BKAT NOW AVAILABLE:
The BKAT-CC (Contagion-Control)
Information related to the first Basic Knowledge Assessment Tool (BKAT) for critical care nursing was published in 1984 in Heart and Lung, The Journal of Critical Care, by the authors of the BKAT, Jean Toth and Kathleen Ritchey.
The BKAT's are copyrighted . Permission must be obtained to use any of them. B
The BKATs listed below are provided to Clinical Specialists, In-Service Educators, and clinical nurse managers for assessment of basic knowledge in the areas listed below. Orders are limited to four (4) different BKATs, in addition to the BKAT-CC . Delivery time is 2-3 weeks after your request is received.
Critical Care Nursing:
BKAT-9r for Adult ICU BKAT-9S for Progressive/Intermediate/Telemetry
ED-BKAT3r for Adult ED
BKAT-CC [for Contagion Control]
PICU-BKAT6r for Pediatric ICU NICU-BKAT5r for Neonatal ICU PEDS-ED BKAT for Pediatric ED
Non Critical Care Nursing:
MED-SURG BKAT2 for Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing
If you would like to see what research is in progress for the BKATs, click on New Research below
* Basic knowledge in critical care nursing is a body of knowledge beyond that required for licensure as an RN that the critical care nurse uses in order to provide safe nursing care to patients. Basic knowledge in Medical-Surgical nursing is a body of knowledge that is necessary for providing safe care to patients hospitalized in Medical-Surgical units.