Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Pamela Schwartz, CRNA, DNP
Background: Video instruction as a form of education has steadily increased over the past two decades (Whatley & Ahmad, 2007). Current research supports the use of web-based video learning as an adjunct to traditional education to increase knowledge and competency of skills. Despite the many studies showing the effectiveness of video based learning into traditional based learning methods, there are few web-based anesthesia specific platforms with reviewable audio-visual outlets for student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNA) to increase clinical skill competency and confidence.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a newly developed web-based clinical simulation education for SRNA’s, with specific emphasis in the areas of perceived confidence and knowledge enhancement in bag-valve-mask (BVM) ventilation video education.
Methods: A single group pre-test post-test design was used to compare the perceived effectiveness of video simulation education. A convenience sampling approach was used obtain student volunteers in their second year of graduate school as SRNA’s at NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Nurse Anesthesia in Evanston, Illinois.
Results: Eighteen SRNA’s participated in the single group pre-test post-test design to compare the perceived effectiveness of video simulation education. Using a paired t test the results suggest web based simulation video intervention significantly increased the SRNA’s perceived knowledge (p=.01) and confidence (p=.013), as well as their opinion on video learning (p=.05). The SRNAs gained an average of 4.44 points (95% confidence interval, 1.171, 7.718) on overall mean test scores after watching the web based simulation video on BVM ventilation.
Conclusions: Implementation of the BVM ventilation video increased SRNAs knowledge and confidence on the BVM ventilation skill, and improved their opinion on video learning in the educational setting. Web-based anesthesia specific platforms with reviewable audio-visual outlets for student registered nurse anesthetists increase clinical skill competency and confidence.
Key words: Simulation, education, computers, instructional video(s), instructional film(s) and video(s), students
Bohner, Mishawna K., "DNP Project: Effectiveness of Video Simulation Training to Increase Knowledge and Confidence in the Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist" (2016). College of Science and Health Theses and Dissertations. 147.