Anesthetic Implications for Implanted Cardiac Devices in Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery

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2018
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Saladino, Brittni
Tulenko, Valerie
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A scholarly project presentation for Anesthetic Implications for Implanted Cardiac Devices in Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery was executed to the Adventist University of Health Sciences Nurse Anesthesia Program Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA) cohorts of 2018 and 2019. This particular project and topic was of interest because there was a noticeable deficit in understanding regarding anesthetic management of implantable cardiac device education in the Nurse Anesthesia Program. The objective of this project was to enhance the knowledge base for future clinical encounters. After obtaining informed consent, a completely anonymous pre-test was administered to the research subjects. The researchers then provided a research-based PowerPoint presentation. After the presentation, an anonymous post-test was given. The researchers aimed to see evidence of enhanced baseline knowledge by observing an increase in mean scores from the pre-test to the post-test. The presentation, was, in fact, effective, as there was in increase in mean scores of 34.18% on the pre-test, to an average of 76.83% on the post-test. The conclusion can be drawn that the researchers were successful in their aim to increase knowledge base in this population, and the method of a PowerPoint presentation was effective at achieving the goal.
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