Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Julia Feczko, DNP, CRNA
Background: Medication errors are a significant and detrimental issue in anesthesia practice and have the potential to have drastic effects for patients, providers, and hospitals; therefore, it is important to determine if an educational video on safe medication handling technique can improve knowledge on safe medication handling. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and perceived usefulness of an investigator-developed educational video on nurse anesthesia trainees’ (NATs) knowledge of safe medication handling.
Methods: A single group pretest-posttest design was used to evaluate actual knowledge and perceived usefulness of safe medication handling video. A convenience sample included 19 voluntary second year NATs at NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Anesthesia. Results: Using a paired sample t- test, a statistically significant difference was found between the pre-knowledge assessment tool mean score of M = 3.6842 with SD = 1.97 and the postknowledge assessment tool mean score of M = 7.6842 with SD = 2.26 (t = 6.643; df = 18; p = 0.00*). The overall mean score of the Perceived Usefulness Scale was M = 4.28; SD=.36, indicating moderately high perceived usefulness of the safe handling video. Eighty nine and a half percent (n=17) of the participants rated each question in the Perceived Usefulness Questionnaire greater than the neutral score of 3.
Conclusion: The educational video increased the knowledge on NAT-2’s on safe medication handling and was perceived as a useful tool. The video can be used for future NAT-2s to increase their knowledge on safe medication handling prior to their clinical experience.
Anderson, Suzanne Butz, "Efficacy and Usefulness of an Educational Video on Safe Medication Handling" (2018). College of Science and Health Theses and Dissertations. 286.