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Friday, October 13

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Registration - Open Vendor Hall

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, MHA


· 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 - 4:30 PM

BREAK - Open Vendor Hall

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Understanding CRNA Malpractice Insurance
John Fetcho, CPCU, ARM


· Discuss current malpractice insurance plans and coverage

· Describe strategies to reduce risk and improve patient outcomes

5:30 – 6:30 PM

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


· 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

6:45 – 8:45 PM

Exclusive Student Meet and Greet Reception Sponsored by American Anesthesiology, a MEDNAX Company


Saturday, October 14

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Early Bird Yoga with Ferne Cohen

7:00 – 8:00 AM

BREAKFAST Sponsored by Certified Financial Services

7:30 - 8:30 AM

The Business of Medicine
Michael McSweeney, MBA

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7:30 – 8:30 AM

Registration - Open Vendor Hall

8:30 – 9:30 AM

Opioid Free Anesthesia
Beth Selbee, BS, CRNA, APN, MHA


· 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

BREAK - Open Vendor Hall

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 – 2:00 PM

LUNCH - Open Vendor Hall

2:00 – 3:00 PM

NJANA Updates
President McCartney and panel discussion

3:00 – 4:00 PM

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


· Discuss current malpractice claims data

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

4:00 – 4:15 PM

BREAK - Open Vendor Hall

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Russ Lynn Student Lecture Series

Christina Lawrence, SRNA and Michael Gimeno, SRNA

The Use of Social Media:  To Enhance Professional Knowledge and Improve Connectivity


· Identify evidence supporting the use of social media as a tool to promote professional development

Rachel Salem, SRNA and Monica Bevan, SRNA

Controlled Dangerous Substances and CRNA Practice


· Recognize the current state of the opioid epidemic within the United States and New Jersey

Lindsey Allen, SRNA and Kaitlyn Matthews, SRNA

Utilization of You Tube as an Adjunct to Nurse Anesthesia Education


·  Inform about the use of an evidenced-based You Tube channel as a platform for SRNA education

5:15 – 6:15 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

 Sunday, October 15

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Breakfast & 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

BREAK - Open Vendor Hall

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM

NJANA Evidence Based Clinical Update Series:  Airway Management from Preop to Postop
Cathy Morse, EdD, CRNA, MS, APN, MSN

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

Optional ACLS/PALS/BLS Re-certification Challenge Course

Judy Haluka, MS, RCIS, EMT-P

(Additional $150, $250 if not registered for conference)