Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Karen Kapanke, DNP, CRNA
Background/Significance: Video-based learning is a growing method being utilized to train nurse anesthesia trainees (NATs) in crisis management, such as a venous gas embolism (VGE). Use of this educational modality may improve crisis management skills, competence, and confidence in the NAT. Purpose: The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational video in enhancing the appropriate crisis management of VGE among NATs as measured by their knowledge and confidence levels. Methods: A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design on a single group of participants was utilized for this project. A total of 14 first year NATs were recruited from NorthShore University HealthSystems School of Nurse Anesthesia (NSUHS) and participated in this study. An instructional video that simulates the proper management of VGE, a knowledge assessment tool (KAT) to assess non-technical skills knowledge pertaining to VGE, and a student confidence survey were developed for implementation of this study. Results: A Wilcoxon Signed Matched-Pairs Ranks Test demonstrated that the median post-test scores were statistically higher that the median pre-test scores between pre and post-instructional video [Z= -3.301; p=0.001 (2- tailed)]. The knowledge questionnaire had an adequate post-test Kuder-Richardson-20 (KR-20) coefficient value =0.678. Conclusion: NATs that participated in the study gained knowledge and confidence from pre and post video implementation. The mean scores improved in every knowledge category (prevention, recognition, decision-making, and prioritization) and confidence category (identification, management, and learning crisis management). Key Words: video-education, venous gas embolism, teaching-methods, crisis management, confidence levels, nurse anesthesia trainees, non-technical skills
Balzano, Danielle and McNamara, Brianna E., "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Video-Based Education of Venous Gas Embolism for Nurse Anesthesia Trainees" (2019). College of Science and Health Theses and Dissertations. 337.