Browsing AHU Graduate Student Scholarship by Author "Ahmed, Mohammed"
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ItemNegative Pressure Pulmonary Edema( 2017) Saladina, Joshua ; Ahmed, MohammedThe purpose of this project was to investigate Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema (NPPE) with special consideration related to its prevention, recognition and treatment. Furthermore, the focus of the research was intent on measuring the rudimentary knowledge of the Adventist University student nurse anesthesia (SRNA) population regarding NPPE and then determining whether the students became more knowledgeable about the topic. A lecture was provided utilizing a PowerPoint presentation, as well as a pre-test and post-test in order to assess whether comprehension of NPPE increased, decreased, or remained consistent in order to better understand the topics relevancy to anesthesia practice. All three points are imperative for overall positive patient outcomes. A provider must be able to prevent NPPE, however if it is not preventable then a provider must be able to recognize its presentation and appropriately intervene to prevent potential morbid outcomes. Literature was not definite on how to prevent it, nevertheless it can be prevented most of the time with diligence. Diligently preventing laryngeal irritation through suctioning and anesthetic depth was shown to be key. The goal was to observe an increase from the pre-test scores by at least a 10% margin. The post-test resulted in an overall increase by 30% from the pre-test thus surpassing the 10% goal with a statistical significance of P < .05. The pre-test and post-test results indicated a substantial increase in understanding and provided proof of the validity of the PowerPoint learning tool in teaching future SRNAs about prevention, recognition and treatment of NPPE.