Is Current Evidence that Avoidance of Inhalation Agents and Opioids May Decrease Metastasis Strong Enough for CRNAs to Show a Willingness to Change Practice?
Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Dr. Marjorie Giesz-Everson
Committee Chair Department
Committee Member 2
Dr. Bonnie L. Harbaugh
Committee Member 2 Department
Committee Member 3
Dr. Sat Ananda Hayden
Committee Member 3 Department
Metastasis following the surgical resection of primary site breast cancer is a medical issue, which plagues mastectomy patients. The intention of this project was to synthesize current literature in order to make a presentation and disseminate it to Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in southern Mississippi and assess the providers' willingness to change practice. CRNAs took part in a Qualtrics survey after viewing a PowerPoint presentation of evidence regarding anesthesia and metastasis. The presentation illustrated the anesthetic techniques and pharmacological agents utilized, which either mitigate or potentiate a patient's risk for metastasis. The survey assessed for a willingness to change practice. Results from the survey indicate a willingness to change current practice by 18 of the 32 participants based on the evidence presented.
2016, Michael Wesley Tillman
Tillman, Michael Wesley, "Is Current Evidence that Avoidance of Inhalation Agents and Opioids May Decrease Metastasis Strong Enough for CRNAs to Show a Willingness to Change Practice?" (2016). Doctoral Projects. 58.
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