Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Nursing | Perioperative, Operating Room and Surgical Nursing
The purpose of this quality improvement project was to determine awareness, knowledge, and the value of educating both the anesthesia provider and their spouse/significant other/family member/close friend (plus one) on the risks of drug diversion. Surveys revealed only 20% of plus ones had received previous education on drug diversion. After the educational session, anesthesia providers and plus ones showed increased awareness of the risks of drug diversion (p 0.08), increased knowledge of signs and symptoms, and perceived protection from diversion through education of the plus ones (p 0.08). Further investigation of the persistence of these effects is warranted.
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A poster associated with this document is available for download as an additional file at https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/nursing_dnp/1/.
Christie, Denise M., "Drug Diversion Education for the Anesthesia Provider Plus One" (2023). DNP Projects. 1.