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Screen-Based Simulation as a Novel Recertification Tool for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Published:December 25, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2022.11.002

      Highlights

      • Screen-based simulation (SBS) activities incorporated into the Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program could target and improve the management of high-acuity, low-frequency events like intraoperative emergencies.
      • Simulation modalities like SBS offer greater distribution, accessibility, and scalability than in-person simulation and should be explored for potential inclusion in the CPC Program.
      • Quality improvement projects and research on SBS are needed to guide future use of SBS for recertifying CRNAs and the CPC Program.

      Abstract

      Background

      Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) recertify through the Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program. Screen-based simulation (SBS) is broadly accessible and should be considered as a recertification option.

      Methods

      Using the modified Delphi method, eight CRNAs with simulation expertise evaluated the usability and utility of a SBS.

      Results

      Eighty percent of modified System Usability Scale items reached consensus and established content validity (ICC=0.674) while 87.5% of utility survey items reached consensus with ICC=0.805, indicating good reliability.

      Conclusions

      Technological aptitude may impact usability yet SBS may be a viable adjunct to the CPC Program. Future SBS exploration for recertification is warranted.

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