Anesthesia Clinical Performance Outcomes: Does Teaching Method Make a Difference?
The purpose of this study was to compare traditional methods of instruction to the use of audiovisual patient safety vignettes in terms of their impact on student registered nurse anesthetists’ recall and subsequent clinical performance. These vignettes used simulated, crisis-oriented anesthetic events known to be associated with catastrophic patient outcomes. In this study, crisis-oriented, anesthesia patient safety vignettes had the potential to affect recall and clinical performance in a simulated environment.
Keywords: Anesthesia apparatus checkout procedure, anesthesia clinical performance outcomes, patient safety, patient simulation, teaching methods.