Date of Award

Spring 4-28-2023

Document Type

DNP Project

Project Team Faculty Member

Rebecca Collier

Project Team Faculty Member

Jenna Tebbenkamp


GlideScope, Injury Prevention, Video laryngoscopy, Simulation, Novice Providers, Medical Education


GlideScope Video laryngoscopy carries a higher risk of injury to the pharyngeal cavity than direct laryngoscopy. Verathon is aware of this risk and has developed a proprietary “Four-step method” to mitigate it. This project aimed to reduce injuries related to GlideScope video laryngoscopy by providing first-year nurse anesthesiologists at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with didactic and simulation education related to GlideScope video laryngoscopy and injury prevention. Didactic education was provided via a pre-recorded PowerPoint presentation. Simulation education was provided with the GlideScope and airway trainer manikins. The participants completed an identical 8-question pre-test and post-test to assess for knowledge gain and operator confidence after the educational intervention. Our results indicate increased knowledge gain and operator confidence.

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