- •We conducted an analysis using 4 years of data from intensive care nurses in Veterans Health Administration hospitals.
- •Rates of global job satisfaction were assessed for a relationship with reported adherence to the central line insertion checklist and central line–associated bloodstream infections.
- •Higher job satisfaction was related to a decreased relative risk of central line–associated bloodstream infections, but not an increase in reported checklist adherence.
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Funding/support: Supported by the Office of Academic Affiliation Postdoctoral Nurse Fellowship , U.S. Veterans Health Administration .
Disclaimer: The contents of this article do not represent the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the U.S. Government.
Conflicts of interest: All the authors are currently employed by the Veterans Health Administration.
Author contributions: H.M.G., K.O., R.H., and C.B. substantially contributed to the conception, design, and acquisition of the data for the work. H.M.G., P.L., and M.G. conducted the analysis and interpretation of the data. All authors participated in the drafting, revising, and final approval of the published version and are in agreement to be accountable for the parts of the work she has done.
Additional information: Permission to share data can only be requested to and given by the Veterans Health Administration. The study obtained ethics approval as nonhuman subjects research from the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (protocol no. 14-2318).