Date of Award

Spring 4-11-2024

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)




Dr. Brian Garrett, DNP, CRNA

First Committee Member

Dr. Joy Shoemaker, DNP, APRN, CNP, FNP-BC

Second Committee Member

Dr. Amy Bishop, DNP, AGCNS-BC


Simulation-based Education, Crisis Resource Management, Intraoperative Cardiac Arrest

Subject Categories

Critical Care Nursing | Educational Methods | Educational Technology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Education


Within the operating room (OR), the ability to identify deteriorating patient conditions and effectively communicate, is essential to delivering safe and efficient care. Although rare, the critical nature of emergent events necessitates early recognition and prompt intervention by an experienced anesthesia provider. The complexity of emergency management is often related to diagnostic ambiguity, individual provider experience, and disruptions of the fast-paced OR environment, requiring appropriate training methods for proficient execution. However, student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) often lack sufficient exposure to emergent clinical scenarios, leading to delayed intervention and diminished confidence during crisis management. An evidence-based simulation education guideline for intraoperative emergency management was developed following a comprehensive literature review. The goal of this project is to implement evidence-based practice guidelines for crisis resource management education using simulation for nurse anesthesia students in central, Ohio. The evidence suggests that simulation learning is effective in improving recognition of deteriorating patient conditions, critical decision making, interdisciplinary teamwork, and student confidence.

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