College of Science and Health Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award

Fall 11-24-2020

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Anne Sauri, DNP, CRNA

Second Advisor

Julia Feczko, DNP, CRNA


Background The purpose of this study was to describe the usefulness of a video-recorded low-fidelity Fiber Optic (FO) intubation simulation and its effect on anesthesia providers’ confidence and skill in performing FO intubation. Method The study was conducted during the 2019 IANA Airway Workshop using a post-test only study design. All participants who volunteered to participate in the simulation were asked to watch a video-recorded instruction on FO intubation. Immediately after viewing the video, the participants completed a hands-on simulation while the researchers recorded their FO intubation times. Participants were allowed up to three recorded attempts. Results Fifty-eight participants completed the hands-on simulation and the post-simulation questionnaires. Results showed an improvement in skill as evidenced by faster mean FO intubation times for each of the three attempts (27.34 sec, 24.99 sec, and 16.13 sec). The FO simulation was found to be effective as demonstrated by participants rating the simulation as both useful (M = 3.73; SD = -0.77; Range = 1 to 4) and instilling a sense of confidence (M = 3.58; SD = 0.81; Range = 1 to 4). Conclusion The simulation enhanced anesthesia providers’ skill and confidence in FO intubation and was found useful by the participants.

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