College of Science and Health Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award

Summer 8-20-2017

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Pamela Schwartz, DNP, CRNA


Background: Video simulation is gaining popularity as an alternative method of teaching and can play an important role in nurse anesthesia education.

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects of an educational video simulation on acquisition of knowledge and perceived knowledge of anesthesia induction in novice nurse anesthesia trainees (NATs).

Method: A single group pre-test post-test design was used to compare knowledge and perceived knowledge on standard and rapid sequencing induction of anesthesia. Pre test scores on knowledge and perceived knowledge were obtained and followed by a viewing of pre-recorded video simulation on standard and rapid sequence of anesthesia induction. Post test scores were obtained immediately after viewing the complete pre-recorded video simulation. The convenience sample included volunteers who were second year NATs at NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Nurse Anesthesia.

Results: Twelve NATs participated in the single group pre test-post test design. The Wilcoxon signed ranks test revealed all statistically significant score differences in all five ordinal outcomes for perceived knowledge standard induction (all p values = or < 0.05) and perceived knowledge rapid sequence induction (all p values = or < 0.05). The Wilcoxon signed ranks test and paired samples t test revealed statistically significantly difference mean scores on NATs’ knowledge for both standard induction (Z = -2.944; p = 0.003) and rapid sequence induction of anesthesia (t = 4.711; p = 0.001), respectively.

Conclusion: Viewing a video simulation on the sequence of standard and rapid sequence anesthesia induction increased both knowledge and perceived knowledge among novice NATs. This pilot study provides preliminary evidence that there is a role for video simulation education in the curriculum of nurse anesthesia programs.

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