Relationship between job satisfaction, certification and CLABSI rates



Boev, C., Xue, Y. and Ingersoll, G.L. (2015) Nursing job satisfaction, certification and healthcare-associated infections in critical care. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing. July 10th. [epub ahead of print].


OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between nursing job satisfaction and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in adult critical care.

METHODS: Multilevel modelling was used to examine the relationship between nursing job satisfaction and two HAIs, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI).

RESULTS: Units with nurses that reported satisfaction with organisational policies were associated with a 6.08 decrease in VAP (p=0.013) and units with nurses reporting favourable perception of task requirements were associated with a 7.02 decrease in VAP (.014). Positive perception of organisational policies was associated with lower rates of CLABSI (p=0.002). Unexpected findings include a positive relationship between perception of pay and autonomy and CLABSI as well as perception of interactions and VAP. Units with a higher proportion of Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certified nurses were associated with lower rates of both CLABSI (p<0.001) and VAP (p=0.037).

CONCLUSION: This study provides preliminary evidence to support the relationship between nursing job satisfaction and HAIs in critical care, although some relationships were counterintuitive. A secondary finding included significant relationships between CCRN certified nurses and HAIs.

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