Title

Simulation Training for Fiber-Optic Intubations

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2014

Abstract

Background

Fiberoptic intubations (FOIs) are one skill Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) must be able to perform. However, the high-risk, low-volume nature of this skill may affect a practitioner's ability to safely perform this skill. The purpose of this project was to implement a FOI simulation training program for CRNAs.

Methods

A pre-test/post-test design was used for competence using timed intubations before and after a training program.

Results

Mean time to conduct a FOI decreased 52.87 seconds after the simulation training, which was found to be significant (p=.01). Participants also reported high levels of satisfaction and self-confidence.

Conclusion

Simulation training can provide an opportunity to provide safe care when performing FOIs.

DOI

10.1016/j.ecns.2014.05.007