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Projects from 2021

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The Infusion of Brazilian Musical Elements and Culture and How these inform the Collaborative Pianist in Mozart Camargo Guarnieri’s Treze Cancoes de Amor, Luciana Barbosa Simoes

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Airway Assessment and Bag-Mask Ventilation: An Objective Structured Clinical Examination, Kristen Berry and Leigh Allyson Brantley

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BEST PRACTICE RECOMMENDATION ON ANESTHESIA INVOLVEMENT IN PREOPERATIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY ROUNDING ON SURGICAL INPATIENTS, Elizabeth Davis

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Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation for Supraclavicular and Femoral Nerve Blocks Utilizing Ultrasound Guidance for Student Nurse Anesthetists, Mitchell Fowler and Christopher Bond

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Utilizing Ultrasound-Guided Technology for Epidural Placement in Obese Laboring Patients, Aimee Hoang and Diamond Forkner

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EFFECTS OF PEDIATRIC FEVER EDUCATION ON CAREGIVERS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, Micah Brooke Thompson

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DISCOVERING TWO NEW SOLO WORKS FOR TROMBONE: A HISTORY, SUMMARY, AND PREPARATION OF FRANK GULINO’S SONATA NO. 1: THE JOURNEY, AND JOSEPH BUONO’S ELEGY FOR TROMBONE AND PIANO, John Mark Whitfield Jr

Projects from 2020

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BEST PRACTICE POLICY RECOMMENDATION OF LARYNGEAL MASK AIRWAY MANOMETRY USAGE TO REDUCE INTRA-OPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS, Tyler Armstrong and Catherine Crabtree

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Clinical Application: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Sugammadex Versus Neostigmine for a North Mississippi Delta Hospital, Donald Carver and Andrew Bundt

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Pediatric Emergence Agitation: Best Practice Guideline for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Michael Cockrell

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Educating Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist on Malignant Hyperthermia Using an Objective Structured Clinical Examination, Ednita Street Fountain and Faith Sherman

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Care Training for Mental Health Nurses, Felicia Gathings

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Developing an Interdisciplinary Team Checklist to Assess Readiness for Appropriate Medical Removal of Central Venous Catheter (CVC), Miranda Harper

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A Best Practice Recommendation: Decreasing Perioperative Fentanyl Used Through the Utilization of Dexmedetomidine Prior to Surgical Incision, Shelby Harriel and Amy Houck

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Apneic Oxygenation: An Adjunctive Therapy for Laryngoscopy during Anesthesia Induction, Yaro Hoffman

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Using Collaborative Objective Simulation Clinical Evaluation with Undergraduate Nursing Students and Nurse Anesthesia Students Labor Epidural Placement in an Active Labor Patient, Chaka K. Jackson and Aisha Pierre

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Integrating E-Calcutron into the Anesthesia Clinical Settings to Reduce Potential Medical Calculation Errors Among Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Eric James

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Optimizing the Impact of Quality Healthcare Improvements within a Federally Qualified Health Clinic (FQHC), Felicia Keys, LaDonna Phillips, and LaShundra Speights

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Assessment to Evaluate Knowledge of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Diagnoses After Education, Diane Lazarus Van

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Cultural Competence Objective Structured Clinical Examination for Student Nurse Anesthetists, Ashley Nicole Minor and Loryn Elise Jamison

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EVALUATION OF AN INTERVENTION TO MAINTAIN THERAPEUTIC PRESSURE OF THE ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE CUFF DURING INTRAOPERATIVE SURGERY, Jamare Reed

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IMPROVING DOOR TO TRANSFER TIMES FOR ST SEGMENT ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN SMALL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS: A QUALITY PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, Amber Ryals

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Assessment of Intrapartum Nurses' Beliefs Related to Birth Practices, Janice Scaggs

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RAPID SEQUENCE INDUCTION VERSUS TRADITIONAL INDUCTION: AN OBJECTIVE STRUCTURED CLINICAL EXAM, William Scott and Courtney Parker Shouse

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Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Venous Access: An Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Christopher Smith

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Implementing a Practice Strategy in Primary Care Using an Assessment Tool to Screen for Depression, Donna Snow

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Improving Medication Adherence in African American Adult Females with Hypertension, Donald Welch

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Uniform Clinical Evaluation for Video Laryngoscopy in Nurse Anesthesia Training: A Policy Proposal, Kristen Yelverton

Projects from 2019

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Opioid Abuse Among Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists in the United States: A Policy Change Proposal, Ifeoma P. Anakor

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Perioperative Fluid Management for Elective Colorectal Surgery Patients Utilizing an ERAS Protocol: A Best Practice Recommendation, Callie Bridges and NIcole Mason Walters

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Developing a Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity Protocol in a Mississippi Hospital, James Dearman and Terry J. Tieman

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A Quality Improvement Project to Determine the Incidence and Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Best Practice Anesthesia Guidelines, and the Incidence of Perioperative Cardiac and Respiratory Complications After the Implementation of the STOP-BANG Questionnaire, Bradly Diamond, Gregory Guerrier, Cody Holliman, Robert Marrero, and Tyler Nelson

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Effective Teaching Modalities in Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology, Jordan Frey Eldridge and Lane Hebert Bielstein

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Cost-Efficiency of Sugammadex Versus Neostigmine/Robinul in Reversing Neuromuscular Blockade, Joel Fryfogle

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Evidence-Based Best Practice Policy Recommendation for Postoperative Sore Throat, Corey Gambrell

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Implementing Screening to Assess Readiness to Change in Overweight and Obese Patients at a Patient-Centered Medical Home, Jarrod Gant

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A Market Analysis of Pay Rates for New Graduate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Zachary Halliwell

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Impact of Best Practice Guideline Statement on Anesthesia Practice in Rural Mississippi Hospitals with Obese Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty, Steven Hodnett

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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses' Confidence and Preparedness for Integrated Care, Virginia Lewis

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Providing Preventive Health Education and Developing a Referral Policy and Toolkit to Increase Access to Primary Care for Individuals with Mental Illness, Phaedra Mclin and Stephanie Myers

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Actualizing Best Care Practices at a Psychiatric Treatment Center to Validate the Asset of an On-Site Electrocardiogram, Pamela Metts

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Implementation of a Self-Care and Wellness Educational Program Addressing Job Stress Among Child Protective Service Workers, Natonya Murray

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Clinical Preparatory Simulation Project for The University of Southern Mississippi Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program, chigozie ndugba

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Increasing Patient Satisfaction Survey Response Rate at an Ambulatory Surgery Center, Carlee Nicholson

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Does the Use of an ON-Q Pump Improve Postsurgical Outcomes in Patients with Secondary Chronic Shoulder Pain?: A Retrospective Study, Deborah Thompson-Spencer

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Implementation of a Psychiatric Admission Acuity Tool in the Pediatric Behavioral Health Unit, Tyler T. Wansley

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A Quality Improvement Project to Assist with the Implementation of an Evidence-Based Adult Sepsis Guideline, Austin Williams

Projects from 2018

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Best Practice Policy Recommendation for Neuraxial Anesthesia Skin Antiseptic Solutions, Kyle Adams

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Development and Evaluation of an Educational Intervention Regarding Advance Directives in a Native American Population, Donna Alford

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Evidence-Based Practice Screening Protocol to Integrate Physical Health Services into a Behavioral Health Center, Debra Bell

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Best Practice Policy: Utilizing A Standardized Handoff Tool Postoperatively in an Intensive Care Unit for Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery, Alexandra Bradley

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Tools To Increase Compliance and Decrease Mortality Due To Sepsis, Cody F. Carr

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Implementation of a Sustainable Peer Mentor Program in Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs)”, Kristin Cox

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Analysis of Current Practices for Measuring Endotracheal Cuff Pressures, Myisha Jessie Dixon

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Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists’ Perception of Simulation as a Positive Reinforcement to Classroom Lecture in Handling a Difficult Airway, Kayla Forbis

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Referral Policy for Moderate to High-Risk Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients Identified by the STOP-Bang Questionnaire: A Quality Improvement Project, Martha Kate Goforth and Price Roberts

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Increasing Cervical Cancer Screening in Hiv Positive Women by Introduction of a Provider Prompted Algorithm Tool: A Quality Improvement Project, Aubri B. Hickman

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Use of a Vietnamese Pain Scale and Report of Pain or Discomfort in Vietnamese Patients with Limited English Proficiency During the Post-Operative Period, Kristine Ho

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Practice Management Strategies to Integrate Behavioral Health Care in a Primary Setting, Shameca Hudson

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A Quality Improvement Project to Increase Hand Hygiene Opportunities for Anesthesia Providers, Brad Margherio

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Following Epidural PCA Use, Do Obstetric Patients Feel Satisfied With Their Pain Control, James McRae

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Alveolar Recruitment Maneuvers and Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in Obese Patients: A Quality Improvement Project, Ryan Miles

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Recommendation for Best Practice of Pulmonary Artery Catheter Placement in Cardiac Surgery Patients, Hayley Nemeth

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Continuous Epidural Analgesia for Postoperative Pain Management: A Policy Analysis, Madison Nowell

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Intraoperative Ketamine Administration: An Adjunctive Therapy That Reduces Postoperative Pain for Patients Undergoing Spinal Surgery, Brittany Pierce

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Utilizing the Stop-Bang Questionnaire as a Preoperative Assessment Tool in Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Procedures, Emily Randle

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Drug Diversion Reporting and Response: A Policy Analysis, Lauren Roberts

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Elevating the Head of Bed During Preoxygenation for Obese Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia: A Clinical Policy Proposal, Brian F. Seymour Jr.

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Decreasing Costs in the Operating Room by Utilizing the Best Laryngoscope for Direct Laryngoscopy, Summer Stone

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Developing Cultural Competency in Anesthesia through Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Emma To

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Postoperative Pain in Instrumented Spinal Surgery: A Policy for Intraoperative Dexmedetomidine Use, Clinton Whitley

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Laryngeal Mask Airway: A Postoperative Sore Throat Clinical Practice Guideline, Logan Williams

Projects from 2017

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Implementing Nerve Blocks for Patients Undergoing a Bilateral Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction: A Practice Change, Corey Beene Auerswald

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Increasing Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists Clinical Self-Efficacy Using Peer Mentoring, Megan Christine Bass

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Preoperative Fluid Therapy to Decrease Postoperative Nausea and Vomitting in High Risk Populations: Practice Change Outcomes, Brandi Scarbrough Carmichael

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Evaluation of Delivery Methods of Chemical Dependency and Wellness Education, Marissa Coggin

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Provider Based Interventions to Mitigate Risk for Opioid Pain Medication Abuse Among Adult Patients in a Primary Care Setting, Sheree Lamara Conley-Donaldson

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A Clinical Practice Change Initiative to Incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy in Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' Clinical Practice for Children and Adolescents, Donna Rae Cowell

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Proposed Practice Change to Perform Ultrasound Lung Scans Immediately Following Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Blocks to Rule Out a Pneumothrax, Robert Gaston

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The Effects of In-Service Education on Workplace Incivility for CRNAs, Tran King

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Decreasing Cost in the GI Endoscopy Suite by Utilizing Best Sedation Practices, Casey Brianne Mancini

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The Development of a Wayfinding Smart Phone Application as a Large Healthcare Facility Investment Opportunity, Jessie Fortson Marshall

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Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist Simulation Training with the Use of Cognitive Aids in Malignant Hyperthermia Recognition and Treatment, Daniel Martin

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The Effects of Meditation on Perceived Self Efficacy in Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Jessica Miley

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Administering Dexamethasone Prior to Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Jacob Millwood

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Clinical Practice Update on a Temperature Guideline to Decrease Intraoperative Hypothermia in Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia, Ashley Rigdon

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Implementing Computerized ST-Segment Analysis Utilizing 5-Lead ECG Cables during the Perioperative Period for Myocardial Ischemia Detection in Patients at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Lauren Robertson

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Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in the Obese Patient Population an Intervention to Enhance Oxygenation: A Quality Improvement Project, Justin Smith

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Implementing the Use of Intracuff Alkalinized Lidocaine among Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: A Practice Change Proposal, Shawn Taylor

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Subanesthetic Ketamine for Postoperative Analgesia: An Evidenced-Based Project, Jeremy Vance

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Implementation of the Sleep Treatment and Education Program for Students (STEPS) in Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Nicolina Marie Vaught

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The Use of Culturally Sensitive Education on Organ Donation and Its Impact on Attitudes and Willingness to Donate Organs, James Winters

Projects from 2016

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Opioid Use in the Cesarean Section Patient with the Preoperative Administration of Intravenous Acetaminophen, Dana Edwards Bernardo

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Development of a Social Marketing Plan to Decrease Long Term Care Nurses Use of Unnecessary Pharmacological Interventions to Address Residents' Behavioral Disturbances, Kela Spikes Bickham

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Efficacy of Intravenous Ondansetron in Relieving Nausea/Vomiting and Pruritus Post Epidural Administered Opioids in the Obstetric Patient, Benjamin Stephen Butler

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Regional Anesthesia Introduced Into an Emergency/Trauma, Jennifer Bryant Covalt

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Oral Carbohydrate Administration Prior to Colorectal Surgery: Practice Change Outcomes and Economic Analysis, Joshua Kendrick Ezelle

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Adoption of Perioperative Lidocaine Infusion for the Reduction of Postoperative Pain, Brandon Scott Figueiredo

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Evaluating the Likelihood of Use of Bispectral Index Guided Anesthesia as a Strategy to Reduce Postoperative Delirium in Surgical Patients 65 Years of Age or Older, Simon Jack Gibson

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Utilizing Culturally Congruent Educational Interventions to Improve Native American Diabetic Outcomes, Laurie Ann Hamilton