A teaching tool: System for Anesthetic and Respiratory Analysis

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1987-08-30
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Holt, Dale
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This study explored the use of System For Anesthetic and Respiratory Analysis (SARA) as a teaching tool. The following hypotheses were considered. There is no difference between the pretest and posttest scores for nurse anesthesia students who are taught (1) respiratory physiology concepts, (2) anesthesia pharmacology concepts, or (3) physical concepts of potential anesthesia problems with the use of SARA as a teaching tool. A one-group pretest-posttest design was used to test the effectiveness of a SARA Anesthesia Workbook and intervention unit. The instructor-made workbook and intervention unit was given to 13 beginning nurse anesthesia students at an accredited school of nurse anesthesia. There was a significant difference between the pretest and the posttest scores for each of the hypotheses tested.

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Nurse anesthesia students, Respiratory physiology concepts, Anesthesia pharmacology concepts
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