Date of Award

Fall 12-3-2020

Degree Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

School

Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Committee Chair

Dr. Mary Jane Collins

Committee Chair School

Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Committee Member 2

Dr. Stephanie Parks

Committee Member 2 School

Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Committee Member 3

Dr. Nina Mclain

Committee Member 3 School

Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Abstract

At The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP), no standardized clinical evaluation for video laryngoscopy (VL) use exists. To address the gap in standardized evaluation of VL, an evidence-based, objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) will be developed and proposed to the USM NAP. The intervention to this need is the evaluation of the OSCE and supporting documents by the panel of experts. The aim of the OSCE would be to teach SRNAs in a step-by-step process how to properly handle a video laryngoscope and the necessary techniques to ensure both patient and student safety (Wunder et al., 2014). The study of the intervention will be conducted through an anonymous survey with mixed methods, as the quantitative aspect would be data collected and the qualitative aspect would be feedback from the panel of experts on the OSCE. The responses yielded that 100% of participants agreed that the report of findings (Appendix E), OSCE template (Appendix D), and OSCE video presentation was sufficient for completion of the OSCE and the Qualitative analysis returned two out of five responses suggesting there was no adjusting or editing needed. From results gathered, this OSCE has the potential to decrease stress in the SRNA as they are entering the clinical setting as well as, provide standardized teaching and evaluation of VL that would instill proper handling and techniques necessary for student and patient safety.

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