Professor Riddle focuses on genetics as applied to anesthesia.
Areas of Expertise (3)
Medical University of South Carolina: Ph.D., Pharmacogenomics / Nursing 2014
Texas Christian University: D.N.P., Nursing Science 2011
Old Dominion University: M.S.N. C.R.N.A., Nurse Anesthesia 2002
Virginia Commonwealth University: R.N. B.S.N., Nursing / Microbiology 1999
Dru Riddle, Kathy Baker, A Sapp
Competency in healthcare practice has become a priority for sustaining the goals of quality and safety in patient care delivery. Evaluating maintenance of competency for practitioners beyond their initial licensure and credentialing has become a topic of focus in recent years. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate testing as a method of assessing continued competency in nurse anesthesia practice. Using the Joanna Briggs Institute method for a comprehensive systematic review, a literature search followed by critical appraisal of included manuscripts was performed. Sixty-three published and unpublished manuscripts were included in this systematic review. Testing should be used solely for the purpose of assessing knowledge necessary for current practice unique to the individual test taker. Testing should reflect real life and should allow the test taker access to materials and resources normally available in …
Sarah Manspeaker, Kelley Henderson, Dru Riddle
Exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) is the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue following intense physical activity that results in impairment of the cell membrane, which allows intracellular contents to be released into the bloodstream. Signs and symptoms include myalgia, myoglobinuria and increased creatine kinase (CK) levels. Athletes are vulnerable to this condition due to their increased level of physical activity...
Judith Streak Gomersall, Yuri Tertilus Jadotte, Yifan Xue, Suzi Lockwood, Dru Riddle, Alin Preda
In 2012, a working group was established to review and enhance the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) guidance for conducting systematic review of evidence from economic evaluations addressing a question (s) about health intervention cost-effectiveness.
Dru Riddle, Daphne Stannard
Perioperative care encompasses a wide array of disciplines, providers, and patient interactions and is typically divided into three care areas:(1) preoperative,(2) intraoperative, and (3) postoperative care. Peri means “around” in Greek, and perioperative areas wrap themselves around the patient’s operative experience to safely care for and guide the patient and family through the entire perioperative continuum. 1 Although these care areas may not be geographically dispersed (because some patients are prepared and recovered in the same area where the procedure occurred), they are considered three distinct phases of care, whereby different clinical objectives are met and unique skills are required for each phase. However, because phase of care is frequently associated with phase I and II recovery, 2 the term “care area” is used throughout this article to refer to preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative …
Dru Riddle, Hylda Nugent
The use of intraoperative brain activity monitoring helps to guide the administration of general anesthesia. Additional benefits of brain activity monitoring in the face of general anesthesia include increased patient satisfaction, decreased nausea and vomiting, decreased pain, and decreased risk of intraoperative recall. Conflicting reports in the literature exist concerning the efficacy of brain activity monitoring at reducing the post-anesthesia care unit length of stay...