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Journal Article

Competence and certification of registered nurses and safety of patients in intensive care units.

Kendall-Gallagher D, Blegen MA. American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. 2009;18:106-13; quiz 114.

Intensive care units with a higher proportion of certified registered nurses had lower rates of certain patient safety outcomes, including incidence of falls. Greater nursing experience also was correlated with lower rates of medication errors.