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J U L Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 1 1 A s a clinical educator, I focus on three major components of air- way management competency: knowledge, skill and attitude. We've added validation and verifications of hands-on skills and attitude through sim- ulation training to make sure staff grasp the basics of this critical aspect of patient care. Here's how it works: • Knowledge. Staff provide their base- line understanding of airway manage- ment by completing pre-training surveys on iPads. They then receive a packet with illustrations and theories behind proper airway management. • Skill. Staff are observed inserting nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal airways on a mannequin during training based on actual clinical scenarios. • Attitude. Staff answer questions during a skill validation session to verify the importance they place on airway management. They verbal- ize what they're doing during specific airway tasks and what to look for when performing them. The feedback from our staff has been overwhelmingly positive regarding this in-service. They find the format fun and stress-free, and enjoy the hands-on, interactive training. This new approach has allowed me to gain a better understanding of our staff's skill level, their true competency and their comfort level with airway management. Julie Castillo, MSN, RN, CPAN PIH Health Downey (Calif.) Hospital julie.castillo@pihhealth.org IN-SERVICE IDEA Airway Management KEEP IT REAL Staff at PIH Health Downey (Calif.) Hospital appreciate a hands-on approach to learn- ing. Muriel Moyo, MS, BSN, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC

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