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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

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Use of a Handoff Communication Tool Between Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesiologists, and Post Anesthesia Care Unit Nurses, Rachel Louise Johnson

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Optimizing Anesthesia Providers’ Timing of Administration of Dexamethasone for the Prevention of Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting: Translating Clinical Guidelines Into Practice, Tanner Young Mixon

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Reducing Hypotension in Elective Cesarean Section Patients with Administration of Ondansetron Prior to Spinal Anesthesia: A Retrospective Chart Analysis, Linsey Erin Phipps

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In the Postoperative Cardiothoracic Surgical Patient Being Mechanically Ventilated, is There a Difference in Outcomes When Comparing Sedation with Dexmedetomidine Versus Propofol?, Benjamin Heinrich Riebesel

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The Use of Simulation to Decrease Stress in First Year Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Jared Scott Seymour

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Noise: Its Impact in the Operating Room, Brennon Wesley Sloan

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A Comparison of the Features and Functions Available in Electronic Health Records, Kathryn Marie Tetreault

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Is Current Evidence that Avoidance of Inhalation Agents and Opioids May Decrease Metastasis Strong Enough for CRNAs to Show a Willingness to Change Practice?, Michael Wesley Tillman

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The Effects of Tranexamic Acid on Mortality Rate in Trauma Patients Compared to Trauma Patients with No Tranexamic Acid Treatment, Bradley Earl Tolar

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Electronic Communication Among Anesthesia Providers, Joseph K. Wells

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Fentanyl Administration on Emergence From Surgery and Post Anesthesia Care Unit Discharge Times and Pain Scores, Andrew Ernst Wetzel

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Parturient Safety: Proper Positioning Education Prior to Neuraxial Anesthesia, Christina Joy Young

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Incidence of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists In the United States Who Own and Use Smartphone As Supplemental Learning Tools, Ruoyu Zhao

Projects from 2015

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The Use of an Intraoperative Forced Air Warming Device Alone Versus Warmed Intravenous Fluid Infusion and Forced Air Warming Versus Warmed Intravenous Fluid Alone in Patients Undergoing Open Intra-Abdominal Surgery, Charlie Adderley

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In the Surgical Patient Requiring Neuromuscular Blockade, Is There an Increased Incidence of Postoperative Adverse Respiratory Events with Rocuronium or Vecuronium?, Martha Claudine Boos

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Intravenous Acetaminophen Reduces Opioid Use for Postoperative Pain in Obese Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Kimberly S. Burks

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Evidence-Based Strategies To Minimize Risk For Opioid Pain Medication Misuse Among Patients With Chronic Pain In A Primary Care Setting, Carolyn Diane Coleman

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Is Dexamethasone 4mg a More Effective Anti-Emetic than Dexamethasone 8mg for the Prevention of Early Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting in Women Undergoing Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery?, Steven B. Doyle

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A Mindfulness and Health Promotion Program to Decrease The Perception of Stress and Burnout in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses Who Provide Driect Patient Care To Individuals in Mental Health Units With A Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Type Dementia, LaTarsha Waltronia Bilal Edwards

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A Pilot Study of Propofol as an Anti-emetic in Laparoscopic, Gynecologic Surgery Patients, Flem-Flam Aaron Flemister

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The Regional Study of Sleep-Related Behaviors of Nurse Anesthetists: Personal and Professional Implications: A Replication Study, Jarrod Fontenelle

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Would Not-For-Cause Randomized Drug Testing Reduce the Incidence of Drug Misuse Among Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists?, Katy G. Gavin

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Decreasing the Incidence of Postoperative Delirium in the High Risk Elderly Population: A Plan for Translating Best Practice Guidelines Into Anesthesia Practice, Meredith Gomes

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Phenylephrine Versus Ephedrine: Safest Vasopressor for the Neonate During Caesarean Section, James S. Hale Jr.

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The Use of Peer Mentoring to Decrease Stress in Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Elise G. Head

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Utilization of a Focus Group to Evaluate the Perceived Stress Levels and Coping Mechanisms of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Cillora Hicks

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Implementation of the Transition to Practice Regulatory Model for Nurse Preceptors in a Rural Setting, Donna Renee Honour

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Using a Cost Benefit Analysis to Support the Development of a Comprehensive Business Model for a Pre-Filled, Pre-Labeled, Pre-Diluted, Sterilely Packaged, Ready-to-Use, Syringe-Based Anesthesia Delivery System, Lance B. Kennedy

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Comparison of Outcomes in Heart Bypass Patients Undergoing Insertion of an Internal Jugular Vein Central Line by Ultrasound Compared to Traditional Landmark Technique, Sayha Ol Ma

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Using Technology to Improve Diabetes Self-Management within a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, Lisa Diane Morgan

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The Effectiveness of a Preoperative Multimodal Antiemetic Regimen on Reducing Early Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients, Jerry Mosley

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Reducing the Risks of Wrong Site Surgery Using the Joint Commission’s Targeted Solutions Tool for Safe Surgery, Stephanie Kelly Parks

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The Effects of Consistent Exercise on Work Productivity Among Anesthesia Providers, Samuel K. Self

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The Incidence of Early Stage Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Following the Use of Nitrous Oxide and Prophylactic Antiemetic Therapy: Implications for Clinical Practice, James Sullivan

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Cerebral Oximetry Readings in the Sitting Position Versus Supine Position for Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia, Christopher Turner

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Simulation And Educational Strategies To Decrease The Incidence Of Medication Errors In A Small Rural Acute Care Hospital, Queen Victoria Walters

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Does the Use of a Regional Nerve Block Decrease the Incidence of Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting, Decrease Pain Scores, or Decrease Discharge Time Compared to General Anesthesia Alone?, Donald Lane Whitney

Projects from 2014

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Integrating a System Approach to Identify and Manage Aggressive Behaviors in Adult Males with Severe Mental Illness in a Psychiatric Hospital, Mitzie Alford-Jenkins

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An Evaluation of Fall Prevention Interventions Among Older Adults in a Long Term Care Facility, Courtney Anita Bennett

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Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates Using Social Marketing Strategies, Sharon Wilson Catledge

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Workforce Development in Behavioral Healthcare Settings in Rural Mississippi, Arlen Davis Cooper

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An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Providing Foot Care Education in a Rural Clinic Setting, Gloria Green-Morris

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Re-Engineered Discharge Planning in a Rural Mississippi Hospital to Reduce 30 Day Readmission Rates among Heart Failure Patients, Roxie Mae Hogan

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Evaluating the Perceptions of Quality of Life in Informal Caregivers Caring for Hospice Patients, Rashandra Fisher Laws

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Transitioning Traditional Acute-Episodic Primary Care Visits to Group Visits: An Evidence-Based Approach to Diabetes Care, Bridget Michelle Smith

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Bridging the Gap: Understanding, Anticipating, and Responding to the Needs of Student Veterans in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Larry Michael Stowers

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Promoting Behavior Changes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Through Shared Medical Appointments, Shonda Lanette Williams