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.  The BKATs listed below are provided to Clinical Specialists, In-Service Educators, and clinical nurses for assessment of basic knowledge in the areas listed below.  New:  Orders are limited to four (4) different BKATs.  Delivery time is 2-3 weeks after we receive your request.

Critical Care Nursing:

     For Adults:
   BKAT-9r for Adult ICU
   BKAT-9S for Progressive/Intermediate/Telemetry
           ED-BKAT3r for Adult ED

    For Children:
   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

           NEW RESEARCH

 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.

 JT 7/30/19