OFFICIAL SITE OF THE BKAT*  © 

NEW BKAT NOW AVAILABLE:

The BKAT-CC (Contagion-Control)
More information coming


     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.  Delivery time is 2-3 weeks after your request is received.  

Critical Care Nursing:

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

       BKAT-CC [for Contagion Control] 

    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

RESEARCH

       If you would like to see what  research is in progress for the BKATs, click on New Research below

   NEW RESEARCH

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 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 03/28/20