SNHP | Senior Nursing Poster Session

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Mary NguyenFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Graduate

Major

Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesia

Minor

none

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Dr. Kathleen Farrell, DNSc

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Poster Presentation

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Clinical Simulation for SRNA Education and Preparation for Complex Surgical Cases

Mary Nguyen, BSN, RN

Baptist Health/Murray State University, Program of Nurse Anesthesia

Abstract

Complex surgeries, such as craniotomy, encompass numerous anesthetic considerations and risks. Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist’s (SRNA) have low familiarity and confidence from lack of experience due to low case availability. Resultant clinical errors pose serious safety risks to patients. Clinical simulation provides SRNAs with a safe, replicable learning environment to learn step-by-step anesthetic considerations and gain confidence. This project evaluates the efficacy of clinical simulation in SRNA comprehension, preparedness, and self-perception in craniotomy anesthesia.

A qualitative, descriptive pre-test/post-test design was used with a convenience sample of SRNA participants (n=9) enrolled in Baptist Health/Murray State University’s Program of Nurse Anesthesia. SRNAs completed a pre-test prior to simulation for comparison with post-simulation test reports. Results showed improvement in SRNA comprehension, preparedness, and self-confidence. Baptist Health/Murray State University Program of Nurse Anesthesia SRNAs and Program Director expressed positive feedback for simulation in SRNA education. Recommendations involve inclusion of clinical simulation of complex surgery in nurse anesthesia education.

Keywords: clinical simulation, clinical preparation, nurse anesthesia education, advanced practice nurse education,

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Clinical Simulation in Preparing SRNAs for Complex Surgery

Clinical Simulation for SRNA Education and Preparation for Complex Surgical Cases

Mary Nguyen, BSN, RN

Baptist Health/Murray State University, Program of Nurse Anesthesia

Abstract

Complex surgeries, such as craniotomy, encompass numerous anesthetic considerations and risks. Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist’s (SRNA) have low familiarity and confidence from lack of experience due to low case availability. Resultant clinical errors pose serious safety risks to patients. Clinical simulation provides SRNAs with a safe, replicable learning environment to learn step-by-step anesthetic considerations and gain confidence. This project evaluates the efficacy of clinical simulation in SRNA comprehension, preparedness, and self-perception in craniotomy anesthesia.

A qualitative, descriptive pre-test/post-test design was used with a convenience sample of SRNA participants (n=9) enrolled in Baptist Health/Murray State University’s Program of Nurse Anesthesia. SRNAs completed a pre-test prior to simulation for comparison with post-simulation test reports. Results showed improvement in SRNA comprehension, preparedness, and self-confidence. Baptist Health/Murray State University Program of Nurse Anesthesia SRNAs and Program Director expressed positive feedback for simulation in SRNA education. Recommendations involve inclusion of clinical simulation of complex surgery in nurse anesthesia education.

Keywords: clinical simulation, clinical preparation, nurse anesthesia education, advanced practice nurse education,

 

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