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NJANA Fall 2018 Educational Symposium Agenda
October 12-14, 2018
Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf CLub
401 S. New York Road, Galloway, New Jersey

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20.50 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1036762; Expiration Date 10/14/2018 (20.50 Class A CE credits includes 4 Class A CE credits for optional ACLS/PALS/BLS Challenge Course on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:45 pm).  

An additional 2.0 Class A CE credits have been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for "NJANA Evidenced Based Clinical Updates Series: Airway Management from Preop to Postop" scheduled on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm, Code Number 1036541; Expiration Date 3/30/19.

Friday, October 12 --  4 Class A CEs

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Registration - Open Vendor Hall

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Pediatric Update:   What are the Little Ones Teaching Us?
Maribeth Massie, Ph.D., MS, CRNA


· Discuss the current literature on neurocognitive development and the effect of anesthesia on the developing brain.

· Debate techniques to reduce emergence delirium in children.

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Barriers to Global Health
Bruno Beja-Umukoro, MSN, CRNA/APN


· Discuss barriers to ethical healthcare delivery and its relationship to population health outcomes.

· Discuss ethical and quality volunteerism in anesthesia.


4:00 - 4:15 PM

BREAK - Open Vendor Hall

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Trauma Anesthesia Update
Maribeth Massie, Ph.D., MS, CRNA


· Discuss the epidemiology of traumatic injuries today.

· Discuss the current evidence related to 'damage control' of the trauma patient.

5:15 – 6:15 PM

Federal Legislative Updates:  What the CRNA Needs to Know to Protect and Advance Their Practice
Ralph Kohl, AANA Senior Director of Legislative Affairs


· Understand what is driving national health care policy and how it effects CRNAs.

· Discuss strategies CRNAs can participate for solutions to the national current shortage in anesthesia providers through legislative efforts.

Saturday, October 13 -- 8.5 Class A CEs 

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Breakfast, Registration & Open Vendor Hall

8:00 – 9:00 AM

AANA Updates
Maribeth Massie, Ph.D, MS, CRNA Director, Region 1


· Discuss the federal policy changes impacting nurse anesthesia practice.

· Discuss the implication of reduced federal funding impacting nurse anesthesia practice.


9:00 - 10:00 AM

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block:  Does it have a place in modern anesthetic practice?
Scott, Rigdon, CRNA, MSN


· Discuss the clinical use of sphenopalatine ganglion blocks.

· Illustrate the clinical application of sphenopalatine ganglion blocks.

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Break - Open Vendor Hall

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Dealing with Potential Nerve Injury after Regional Anesthesia
Scott Rigdon, CRNA, MSN


· Discuss the common trend in the current literature related to anesthetic cases which involve regional anesthesia.

· Highlight the current understanding of the best management practices for peripheral nerve injury.

11:15 - 12:15 PM

Ketamine:  Old Drug with Novel uses for PTSD, Depression and CRPS

Scott Rigdon, CRNA, MSN


· Discuss the historical growth of the use of ketamine and its pharmacology.

· Examine the current literature and clinical experience related to the use of Ketamine in PTSD, Depression and CRPS.

12:15 – 1:30 PM

BREAK - Lunch & Open Vendor Hall

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Neuromuscular reversal:  An Update on Clinical Options
Thomas Pallaria, DPN, APN/CRNA


· Discuss current clinical options for the patient with induced neuromuscular blockade.

· Describe the mechanisms of action for current neuromuscular reversal agents.

· Review potential complications and clinical outcomes for the reversal of neuromuscular blockade.

2:30 - 3:30 PM

NJANA Updates
Maureen McCartney Anderson, DNP, CRNA, President, NJANA


· Discuss state policy changes impacting the practice of nurse anesthesia in New Jersey.

· Discuss NJANA current goals and initiatives to improve nurse anesthesia practice in New Jersey.

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Break - Open Vendor Hall

3:45 – 5:15 PM

Faculty Advisor:  Thomas J. Pallaria, DNP, APN/CRNA

Each student presentation represents original research and is 20 minutes in length.

1.  Assessing and Improving the Accuracy of Interrater Reliability of the ASA Physical Status Classification System; Nicholas Barone, RN, SRNA and Boris Porshnev, RN, SRNA

2.  Application of the Science of Learning to Nurse Anesthesia Students to Improve Self-Efficacy; Philip Huang, RN, SRNA, and Seth Jensen, RN, SRNA

3.  Podcast:  The Future Learners Preference for Multitasking; Grace Davidson, RN, SRNA

4.  Coordinator Role Delineation within a Structured Mentorship Program; Reve Brander, RN, SRNA & Patricia Meringer, RN, SRNA

5.  Ultrasound Workshop:  By the SRNA for the SRNA; Kyle Beuttenbuller, RN, SRNA & Joseph Lam, RN, SRNA


1a.  To increase participant knowledge and understanding of the ASA-PS classification system by introducing a cognitive aid in the form of a badge buddy with the updated case examples provided by the ASA.

1b.  To improve the accuracy, objectivity and interrater of the ASA-PS classification system by providing a more objective classification system that can be used by all participants in their practice to improve resource utilization, inter-provider communication, and policy making.

2a.  To learn basic concepts of cognitive psychology and how they have been shown to optimize learning and retention.

2b.  To learn how cognitive psychology can positively impact self-efficacy of nurse anesthesia students and ultimately improve chances of success.

3a.  The efficacy of podcasts as a learning tool.

3b.  The opportunity for optimizing existing approaches to learning for the upcoming CRNA work force.

4a.  Roles, responsibilities, and benefits of key stakeholders within the SRNA community.

4b.  How to implement a successful mentorship program by utilizing the mentorship handbook.

5a.  Understand the background and reasoning for the implementation of an ultrasound workshop in the Rutgers Nurse Anesthesia Program.

5b.  Explain the process and specifics of the Ultrasound Workshop.

5:15 – 6:15 PM

Utilizing Emotional Intelligence in the Clinical Setting
Maribeth Massie, Ph.D., MS, CRNA


· Explain the difference between EQ and IQ.

· Describe the basic tenets of Emotional Intelligence.

· Explain the advantages of strengthening Emotional Intelligence competencies in the anesthesia provider.

· Utilize strategies for clinical educators (CEs) to instruct and mentor nurse anesthesia graduate students in the clinical setting.

 Sunday, October 14 -- 10 Class A CEs possible for Sunday as follows:  8 Class A CEs (8 credits includes 4 CEs for Sunday morning presentations and 4 CEs for optional ACLS/PALS/BLS Challenge Course starting at 2:45 pm) + 2 Class A CEs for NJANA Evidenced Based Clinical Updates Series scheduled from 12:30-2:30 

7:30 – 8:30 AM

Breakfast, Registration & Open Vendor Hall

8:00 – 9:00 AM

The Business of Medicine
Mike Sweeney, MBA, Financial Analyst


· Demonstrate the role of the anesthesia provider in generating income for the healthcare agencies.

· Discuss strategies to reduce health care costs.

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Michael Rieker, DNP, CRNA, FAAN


· List three benefits of continuous certification programs.

· Contrast educational value of assessed vs. non-assessed education.

· Outline requirements of the upcoming CPC program.

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Myxoma vs. Pulmonary Embolism, when do we trust our monitoring?
Lisa Jones, MS, CRNA


· Discuss how to trouble shoot monitoring issues in a time of crisis.

· Understand the relationship of IBD and Heart Disease.

·Communicate effectively with a teen during a difficult diagnosis.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Utilization of Enhanced Recovery Protocols (ERPs) in Pediatrics
Maribeth Massie, Ph.D., MS, CRNA


·Discuss appropriate patient selection and preparation for the use of an ERP.

· Discuss relative contraindications in using ERPs in the pediatric surgical patient.

· Describe the principles of a typical ERP in pediatric surgery.

· Identify future considerations in the advancement of pediatric ERPs.

12:30 – 2:30 PM

NJANA Evidenced Based Clinical Updates Series:  Airway Management from Preop to Postop (2 Class A CEs)
(AANA approval code 1036541 exp.3/30/19)**
Catherine Morse, Ed.D., APN/CRNA, MSN

2:30 – 6:30 PM

Optional ACLS/BLS/PALS Challenge Course
(optional 4 Class A CE recertification course)*
Judy Haluka, EMT, Certified AHA Instructor


· Understand new protocols in basic life support.

· Demonstrate BLS/CPR maneuvers.

· Understand new protocols in advanced life support.

· Demonstrate ACLS maneuvers.

· Understand new protocols in pediatric life support.

· Demonstrate PALS maneuvers.