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2017 Fall Meeting Agenda
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Friday, October 13

1:00 – 2:00 PM


2:00 – 3:00 PM

Neuro Anesthesia: Back to Basics
Ferne Cohen, CRNA, Ed.D


· Describe basic neuro anatomy and physiology

· Discuss the anesthesia management for common neurosurgical procedures

3:00 – 4:00 PM

An Opioid Free Mastectomy from a Provider/Patient Perspective
Beth Selbee BS, CRNA, APN


· Review the prevalence of breast cancer and the contributing risk factors

· Review the current advancements in screening and diagnosing technologies

· Discuss several methods of delivering an opioid free anesthetic for mastectomy and reconstruction from both the provider and patient perspective.

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Understanding CRNA Malpractice Insurance
John Fetcho, CPCU, ARM


· Describe the differences between occurrence and claims-made coverage

· Identify the insurance issues and concerns for both employed and self-employed CRNAs

5:00 – 5:15 PM


5:15 – 6:15 PM

The Opioid Crisis: How did we get here?
Beth Selbee BS, CRNA, APN


· Discuss the history of Opiod use/abuse in the US including the economic and social toll inflicted on communities around the country

· Discuss strategies being used to manage the crisis and accompanying sequelae

6:15 – 7:00 PM

Perioperative Testing: Do I contribute to the high Cost of Healthcare?

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Student Meet and Greet


Saturday, October 14

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Early Bird Yoga with Ferne Cohen

7:00 – 8:00 AM


8:00 – 8:30 AM

Registration - Open Vendor Hall

8:30 – 9:30 AM

Opioid Free Anesthesia
Beth Selbee BS, CRNA, APN


· Describe the pathophysiology of surgical pain

· List the reasons opioids are a poor choice for intraoperative use

· Illustrate how to make an opioid free anesthetic plan

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow- What does the future look like for Nurse Anesthesia Lorrain
Jordan, PhD, CRNA, CAE, FAAN ED AANA Foundation


· Discuss the practice of nurse anesthesia today

· Identify future trends in anesthesia based on environmental factors

10:30 – 10:45 AM



10:45 – 11:45 AM

AANA Update
Garry Brydges, AANA President Elect

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Breathe In Breathe Out: Pulmonary Testing Review
Garry Brydges DNP, MBA, MSN, CRNA, APN-C\


· Discuss categories of pulmonary function tests and indications for PFT

· Define spirometry and types as well as interpret indices and graphs

· Elaborate obstructive and restrictive disease and PFTs

12:45 – 1:45 PM


1:45 – 2:45 PM

NJANA Updates
President McCartney and panel discussion

2:45 – 3:45 PM

Lessons Learned from Malpractice Claims Case Studies
Lorrain Jordan, PhD, CRNA, CAE, FAAN


· Discuss current malpractice claims data

· Understand the link between poor outcome and the anesthesia care that was provided

3:45 – 4:00 PM


4:00 – 5:00 PM

Russ Lynn Student Lecture Series

5:00 – 6:00 PM

12 -Lead EKG: What Cardiologists Want You to Know
Garry Brydges DNP, MBA, MSN, CRNA, APN-C


· Discuss the changes reflected on the 12 lead EC with ischemia, injury and infarction

· Review the anatomy of a 12 Lead ECG

· Discuss signs and symptoms associated with inferior, right ventricle and anterior/septal wall myocardial infarctions

· Discuss and identify Brugada syndrome, Pulmonary Embolus and other etiologies

6:00 PM



Sunday, October 15

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration - Open Vendor Hall

9:00 – 10:00 AM

50 Shades of Gray: Radiographic Interpretation & Consultation
Garry Brydges DNP, MBA, MSN, CRNA, APN-C


· Discuss and recognize normal anatomic structures of the chest on imaging exams and become familiar with the range of normal appearances

· Employ a systematic search pattern for interpreting x-rays

· List different types of pathologies that can produce an opacity on x-ray

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Perioperative Testing: Do I contribute to the high Cost of Healthcare?


· Discuss and identify population characteristics that present risk to anesthesia delivery

· Identify an analytic approach to perioperative testing based on the current evidence

· Discuss the harms of routine perioperative testing

11:00 – 11:15 AM


11:15 AM – 1:15 PM

Core Module
Cathy Morse

1:15 – 2:15 PM

Anesthesia for Carotid Endarterectomy
Lori Ann Winner, MSN, CRNA, APN


· Identify populations at risk for stroke or TIA

· Understand assessment and diagnosis of carotid stenosis

· Identify patient specific selection of regional vs GA approach

· Understand the need for or against shunting

· Identify potential complications

2:30 – 5:30 PM