Chris Muckler, associate professor, has been named Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) at the Duke University School of Nursing, with Christian Falyar, assistant professor, as the new Assistant Director.
Virginia (Chris) Muckler
Congratulations to Chris Muckler, associate professor, who recently received the 2019 AANA Didactic Instructor of the Year Award at the AANA Annual Congress.
Chris Muckler, associate professor, assumed the position of the interim Director of the DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) as of August 5, 2019. Additionally, Christian Falyar, assistant professor, is the new interim Assistant Director of the DNP-NAP as of August 1, 2019. Drs. Muckler and Falyar have already established a strong record of teaching excellence and leadership skills within the DNP-NAP, and I am confident that they will continue to sustain the longstanding tradition of excellence for the DUSON DNP-NAP. Please welcome them to their new roles.
Chris Muckler, associate professor, was recently selected as an expert panel member for an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) R18 funded multi-site study entitled "Improving Medical Performance during Acute Crises Through Simulation."
The study involves many health care professionals including CRNAs, intensivists, emergency medicine physicians and hospitalists. The study is led by Matthew Weinger with the Center for Research and Innovations in Systems Safety at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Anesthesiology Research Division.
Chris Muckler, associate professor, recently delivered a presentation entitled "Mentoring DNP Students’ Simulation Projects," and co-led an interactive Simulation Research Project Development workshop at the 2019 Safar Symposium.
The Safar Symposium honors the late Peter Safar, founding Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and his wife Eva for their contributions to the scientific community. The symposium highlights current research in areas spanning Safar’s interests including simulation.
Cameron Covington, DNP'18; Chris Muckler, associate professor; and Brett Morgan, assistant professor; recently published an article entitled "Improving Emergency Airway Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Levels of Outpatient Gastroenterology Staff via Implementation of Online Education and In Situ Simulation" in Gastroenterology Nursing. Co-authors include Linda Sheldon, a nurse anesthetist in Raleigh, NC; and Regina Alexander of Wake/Clayton Endoscopy Centers.
Chris Muckler, associate professor; Rachel Leonard, DNP '18; and Ethan Cicero, PhD '18; recently published an article entitled "Transgender Simulation Scenario Pilot Project" in Clinical Simulation in Nursing.
Shawna Parsons, DNP '18; Michele Kuszajewski, assistant director of the Center for Nursing Discovery; and Chris Muckler, associate professor; recently published an article entitled "High-Fidelity Simulation Training for Nurse Anesthetists Managing Malignant Hyperthermia: A Quality Improvement Project" in Clinical Simulation in Nursing.
Chris Muckler, associate professor, recently presented "Crisis Resource Management: Aspiration" at the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists' (NCANA) Annual Meeting in Cherokee, North Carolina.