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Educational approaches are constantly evolving due to of influences from technology and improvements in the resources that are available to educators as well as learners. Current literature suggests that utilizing podcasts in addition to conventional educational methods contributes to a higher level of satisfaction among learners. The goal of this translational research project was to provide student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) with educational podcasts as an adjunct to their traditional learning process and then measure their satisfaction after listening to the podcasts. A series of six educational podcasts were recorded and made available on From the Head of the Bed, which is a free podcast platform for the anesthesia community that is available to Apple, Android, Spotify, or Rich Site Summary (RSS) users. The intervention of using educational podcasts was intended to supplement and reinforce customary learning practices in nurse anesthesia education. A post-intervention anonymous online survey was administered to the SRNAs at Marian University. A mixed methods study design was developed to assess the satisfaction of the educational podcasts.


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