DNP Projects

Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Jennifer Peterson

Second Advisor

Carie Braun

Third Advisor

Bobbie Bertram

Subject Categories

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.

Christie Poster 4.19.23.pdf (844 kB)
Project Poster