Stress in the Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist’s Support Person: A Descriptive Study
Repository Posting Date2018-05-15T20:27:13Z
Author(s)Lević, Sarah M.
TypeOther Graduate Paper
Level of EvidenceObservational Study, Other (e.g., Prevalence, Incidence)
Research ApproachPilot/Exploratory Study
CINAHL HeadingsNurse Anesthetists; Students, Nursing; Support, Psychosocial; Stress Management; Stress, Psychological; Stress, Psychological--Prevention and Control
An understanding of the stressors affecting support persons of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs) could assist in the development of an intervention to mitigate that stress. A reduction in stress in support persons could thereby reduce stress in SRNAs through a crossover effect. A survey was administered at three Midwestern entry to practice nurse anesthesia programs which award a practice doctorate to identify the causes of stress in the SRNAs’ support person. Overall stress in the past month was rated moderate, with work and household management related stress rated as the most stressful. Participants did not feel they could have been better prepared but indicated they would have preferred to attend a seminar to receive more information prior to the SRNA starting the program.