Simulation Training for Fiber-Optic Intubations
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.
A pre-test/post-test design was used for competence using timed intubations before and after a training program.
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.
Simulation training can provide an opportunity to provide safe care when performing FOIs.
Moore, K. C.,
Smith, S. J.,
Curry, D. M.,
Gaspar, P. M.,
& Nelson, E. J.
(2014). Simulation Training for Fiber-Optic Intubations. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10 (9), 470-475.