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This quality improvement project aimed to assess anesthesia providers' knowledge of proper endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff inflation and the consequences of inappropriate cuff pressures. Additionally, it aims to educate providers on the benefits of using a 5cc syringe to inflate ETT cuffs. Anesthesia providers receiving this education module will be solely Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). The project will involve three parts: a pre-test survey, an educational PowerPoint presentation, and a post-test survey. Pre and post-test surveys will be used to measure the outcomes of the educational intervention. Anesthesia provider education on using a 5cc syringe instead of other modalities is expected to lead to ETT cuff pressures within acceptable ranges. As a result, fewer adverse effects due to cuff overinflation are expected to follow.
Howell, Robert; Gonzalez, Vincent; and Brady, Daniel, "An Education Module for the Use of a 5cc Syringe for the Inflation of Endotracheal Tube Cuffs: A Quality Improvement Project" (2022). Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing Student Projects. 127.