Date of Award

Winter 11-20-2023

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


School of Nursing

First Advisor

Jennifer Stewart-Glenn



Background: The role of anesthetists in the transmission of pathogenic and non-pathogenic organisms from their work station to the patient has been well established in research. The proposed study aims to test the efficacy of an educational intervention in promoting double gloving in an effort to minimize the risk of cross-contamination.

Methods: This pilot study explored if multi-component educational intervention facilitates the adoption of double gloving and the prevention of cross-contamination in the anesthesia workstation. Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs) and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) were followed in three evaluation phases; the first test was done before the implementation of the educational intervention (pre-test) (T0), the second test was done after implementing the educational intervention (post-test 1) (T1), and the final test (post-test 2) (T2) was done one month after the educational intervention. The intervention included a seminar presentation on the benefits of double gloving in the prevention of cross contamination and the knowledge and attitudes of nurses towards standard precautions such as the use of double gloves, and a demonstration of double gloving during induction and intubation, an informational handout on the steps of double gloving and benefits of the procedure, and a posted flier reminding professionals of their role in infection prevention and control. The pre and post-test results were analyzed through descriptive statistics.

Conclusion: The results of this project show that a single education module is not sufficient to promote practice behaviors required in infection prevention and control. However, education improves provider knowledge and attitudes towards precautionary measures such as the double- gloving technique.