College of Science and Health Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award

Summer 8-22-2021

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Anne Sauri, DNP, CRNA

Second Advisor

Katie Coletto, DNP, CRNA


The purpose of this study was to evaluate student registered nurse anesthetist (SRNA) knowledge and confidence of ultrasound guided peripheral intravenous catheter insertion (UGPIV) before and after viewing an educational video. As a basis for developing a single group pre-test and post-test study, the dual coding theory was used. The authors hypothesize that SRNA knowledge and confidence would improve after an educational video intervention. A convenience sample of first, second, and third year SRNAs was used (N=31). The study participants completed a pre-survey to evaluate UGPIV knowledge and confidence, along with demographic questions. Participants were then instructed to view a ten-minute educational video designed by the authors. A post-survey was then administered which mirrored the pre-survey by having the participants answer the same knowledge and confidence questions. The authors found that the mean knowledge assessment score was statistically significant, an increase from 13.84 to 19.58 (p=0.005). While the mean confidence scores increased from 12.58 to 19.26, it was not statistically significant (p= 0.113). The authors incidentally found that students who had prior UGPIV training used UGPIV more in practice. This is significant because it shows that the educational intervention could be positively correlated with future UGPIV use. In conclusion, UGPIV video-based training improved baseline knowledge and confidence among SRNAs enrolled at NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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