CRNAs KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES ABOUT CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, TREATMENT AND RECOVERING CRNAS

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158487
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Presentation
Title:
CRNAs KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES ABOUT CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, TREATMENT AND RECOVERING CRNAS
Abstract:
CRNAs KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES ABOUT CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, TREATMENT AND RECOVERING CRNAS
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:McGivern, Lisa
P.I. Institution Name:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Title:Visiting Lecturer
Contact Address:Department of Nursing, 1428 Montclaire Ave, Edwardsville, IL, IL, 62025, USA
Previous reports indicate that substance abuse is a significant problem among certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). The purpose of this study was to determine the CRNA level of education about substance abuse and contributing factors, and their attitudes towards CRNAs who re-enter anesthesia practice after completion of treatment for substance abuse. Neuman's System Theory that emphasizes the influence of the constantly changing environment, guided this study. The survey was mailed to a national random sample of 500 CRNAs and a 48% response rate was achieved (n=239). The questionnaire included 12 questions concerning substance abuse knowledge and 10 items regarding substance abuse attitudes based on scenarios about CRNAs with substance abuse problems. The majority knew one individual with substance abuse and 92.1% indicated that they could recognize someone chemically dependent, but 70% felt chemical dependency could never happen to them. Although 71% knew that disruptive sleep patterns and on-call hours contribute to substance abuse, only 50% realized that CRNAs have the highest rate of chemical dependency of any nursing specialty. Almost all would report an impaired co-worker, yet only 46% thought failure to report someone warranted disciplinary action. There was a significant relationships between types of formal education about addiction, experience with a chemically dependent person, knowledge and attitudes toward addiction. Fortunately 92% believed that recovering CRNAs should be allowed to re-enter the workplace. These results support Neuman's System Theory and indicate the need for more formal and continuing education concerning substance abuse, potential for risk, and treatment. More research is needed to develop better attitude measures in the 10 scenarios and uncover other determinants of attitudes. Such education may help student nurse anesthetists see the importance of stress management and early recognition of an abuse problem. Perhaps the problem of substance abuse can be ameliorated within the CRNA profession. (Poster Presentation)
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCRNAs KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES ABOUT CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, TREATMENT AND RECOVERING CRNASen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158487-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">CRNAs KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES ABOUT CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, TREATMENT AND RECOVERING CRNAS</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McGivern, Lisa</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Southern Illinois University Edwardsville</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Visiting Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Department of Nursing, 1428 Montclaire Ave, Edwardsville, IL, IL, 62025, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">McGivern4@charter.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Previous reports indicate that substance abuse is a significant problem among certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). The purpose of this study was to determine the CRNA level of education about substance abuse and contributing factors, and their attitudes towards CRNAs who re-enter anesthesia practice after completion of treatment for substance abuse. Neuman's System Theory that emphasizes the influence of the constantly changing environment, guided this study. The survey was mailed to a national random sample of 500 CRNAs and a 48% response rate was achieved (n=239). The questionnaire included 12 questions concerning substance abuse knowledge and 10 items regarding substance abuse attitudes based on scenarios about CRNAs with substance abuse problems. The majority knew one individual with substance abuse and 92.1% indicated that they could recognize someone chemically dependent, but 70% felt chemical dependency could never happen to them. Although 71% knew that disruptive sleep patterns and on-call hours contribute to substance abuse, only 50% realized that CRNAs have the highest rate of chemical dependency of any nursing specialty. Almost all would report an impaired co-worker, yet only 46% thought failure to report someone warranted disciplinary action. There was a significant relationships between types of formal education about addiction, experience with a chemically dependent person, knowledge and attitudes toward addiction. Fortunately 92% believed that recovering CRNAs should be allowed to re-enter the workplace. These results support Neuman's System Theory and indicate the need for more formal and continuing education concerning substance abuse, potential for risk, and treatment. More research is needed to develop better attitude measures in the 10 scenarios and uncover other determinants of attitudes. Such education may help student nurse anesthetists see the importance of stress management and early recognition of an abuse problem. Perhaps the problem of substance abuse can be ameliorated within the CRNA profession. (Poster Presentation)</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:06:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:06:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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