Kayla Richards DNAP Research…

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Tuesday, May 21st:

Kayla Richards, the Class President for the DNAP Class of 2020, began implementation of her research project titled “ESTIMATION OF SURGICAL BLOOD LOSS BY SURGERY AND ANESTHESIA TRAINEES: IMPACT OF AN EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION ON INTERRATER RELIABILITY.” The purpose of this study is to compare the baseline surgical blood loss estimation done by anesthesia and surgical trainees, and to evaluate the impact of introducing a formal visual blood loss estimation training intervention on their interrater reliability.

Kayla has completed an extensive review of the literature and developed an innovative teaching tool using simulated blood that may provide guidance in improving congruency of blood loss estimation between surgeons and nurse anesthetists. Kayla has been working closely with her primary mentor Dr. Carrie Bowman Dalley over the last year to conceive and refine her project and she will be implementing it over the summer. We are very excited to see her results! All Georgetown DNAP students conduct an individual scholarly project under the primary mentorship of a DNAP anesthesia faculty member.