Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2023

Document Type

DNP Project

Project Team Faculty Member

Dr. Kevin Stein

Project Team Faculty Member

Dr. Jenna Tebbenkamp


neuraxial anesthesia, video learning, multimodal learning, clinical skills, skills rubrics


Development of Neuraxial Anesthesia Educational Videos for Nurse Anesthesia Students

Kaylie LaJeunesse, BSN, RN, SRNA & Mackenzie Schutt, BSN, RN, SRNA

Performance and evaluation of anesthetic procedures, specifically neuraxial anesthesia, are core components of nurse anesthesia curriculums. Teaching methods must provide nurse anesthesia students with the proper tools and knowledge to perform skills confidently and proficiently. Traditional teaching methods have fallen short of providing the necessary instruction for optimal student success. Incorporating video-learning resources on neuraxial anesthesia into course curriculums can significantly improve nurse anesthesia practice by better-preparing students for the clinical setting. Video learning increases student engagement and facilitates deep learning. Data shows that access to procedural videos enhances student physical examination performance compared to traditional teaching methods.

Educational videos on performing neuraxial anesthesia were created according to best-practice recommendations. First-year nurse anesthesia students were given a pre-test to assess their baseline knowledge of neuraxial anesthesia. They were then given access to the educational videos and attended a hands-on lab. After students watched the video and practiced the procedures during lab, they were given a post-test with the same ten questions as the pre-test and a survey to gauge their thoughts and perceptions of the educational resources. The goal was to show an increase in scores and, thus, an increase in knowledge after the intervention. This quality improvement project implementation successfully enhanced student knowledge of neuraxial anesthesia and allowed for a refined approach to the education module, utilizing multimodal techniques.

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