DNP Project Title

Sugammadex Protocol

Date of Award

Spring 5-4-2018

Document Type

DNP Project

Project Team Faculty Member

Mary Zerlan

Project Team Faculty Member

Kay Gaehle

Project Team Faculty Member

Alice Beary


sugammadex, protocol, nurse, anesthesia


Sugammadex is a new medication used for the reversal of muscle relaxation induced by rocuronium, vecuronium, and pancuronium. Sugammadex is available for use at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL. However, they did not have a protocol regarding the use of this medication. A sugammadex protocol was written for the operating room (OR) staff after a thorough, evidence based literature review was completed. The OR staff included certified registered nurse anesthetists, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and pharmacy. The protocol was implemented and evaluated with a pretest, an educational PowerPoint regarding sugammadex, and a posttest. A paired samples t test was used to analyze the pretest and posttest. Significance was found regarding the two tests with p = 0.005. The OR staff showed improvement in their understanding of sugammadex. The protocol was adopted by the hospital. The initiation of an evidence based practice protocol in the use of sugammadex can have a positive effect on the healthcare provided at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.

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2 Problem Statement brennth.docx (11 kB)
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3 Clinical Relevance brennth.docx (12 kB)
Clinical Relevance

4 Review of Literature brennth.docx (27 kB)
Literature Review

5 Conceptual Framework brennth.docx (12 kB)
Conceptual Framework

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