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*This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037366; Expiration 3/31/2019. AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 1.00 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.

The CE breaks down into the following: If you attend the full Pre-Conference Session - 4 Hours of CE; If you attend all day on Saturday - 7 hours of  CE; If you attend the half day on Sunday - 5 hours of CE and 1 hour of pharmacology/therapeutic credit; If you attend the Post Conference Session on Sunday - 4 hours of CE. 


Register for the conference by March 8th before the Early Bird rates expire!

Friday, March 29, 2019

 

5:00-9:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Session


BLS/ACLS/PALS Recertification Course
Speaker: Bill Humphrey, NRP, BGS

5:00-6:00 p.m. - Basic Life Support (BLS) - Recertification

  • Describe the steps of CPR
  • Describe the signs and action steps for severe airway obstruction in the responsive and unresponsive victim.
  • Describe the links in the Chain of Survival
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of 4 common life-threatening emergencies; cardiac arrest, choking, stroke, heart attac

6:00-7:30 p.m.- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - Recertification 

  • Recognize & initiate early management of peri-arrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions & integrating AED use.
  • Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation, termination of resuscitation or transfer of care.
  • Identify and treat ischemic chest pain & expedite the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes.
  • Identify and treat ischemic chest pain & expedite the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes.
  • Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team & recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.

7:30-9:00 p.m. - Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - Recertification

  • Describe the timely recognition and interventions required to prevent respiratory and cardiac arrest in any pediatric patient.
  • Describe the systematic approach to pediatric assessment by using the initial impression, primary and secondary assessments and diagnostic tests.
  • Describe priorities and specific interventions for infant and children with respiratory and or circulatory emergencies
  • Explain the importance of effective team dynamics, including individual roles and responsibilities, during a pediatric resuscitation
  • Describe the key elements of post-resuscitation management
4:00-7:00 p.m.
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Board of Director's Meeting
Welcome and Networking Event (Sheraton Hotel Bar)

 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
7:45 - 8:00 a.m.
Opening Statements - OANA President, Jenny Schmitt, CRNA
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
General Session
 

Dogmas of Anesthesia
Speaker: Dr. Mike MacKinnon, DNP, FNP-C, CRNA

Discussion about the myths and dogmas of anesthesia

  • Learner will review most common dogmas of anesthesia practice
  • Learner will review evidence for and against these practices.
  • Learner will identify common dogmas and misperceptions in anesthesia practice.

 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
General Session

 

 

Anesthesiologist Assistants: A Political Tool 
Speaker: Dr. Mike MacKinnon, DNP, FNP-C, CRNA

Discussion about the history of AAs and strategies to defend against them.

  • Learner will understand the history of AA
  • Will discuss AA education
  • Will discuss the Kentucky and Louisiana legislation

 

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Break with Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
General Session

 

 

 

AANA Federal Government Affairs: Protecting and Advancing the Profession on Capitol Hill
Speaker: Ralph Kohl

To educate members about the role of the federal Government Affairs Team in Washington DC. The what, who and how we advocate to protect and advance the profession.

  • AANA Focus on Protecting and Advancing the role in chronic and interventional pain
  • Protection CRNAs reimbursement in rural America, including telegraph and telesupervision

 

 
 
12:00-1:15 p.m.
Lunch with Members & Exhibitors and OANA Business Meeting
1:15-2:15 p.m.
General Session

 

Point of Care Application of Ultrasound (POCUS)
Speaker: Daniel Nash, CRNA, DNAP

We will explore the basic cardiac windows and lung windows and how they relate to assessing a patient for normal and pathological anatomy or disease. We will explore assessing for gastric contents utilizing ultrasound. We will discuss what to look for in a POCUS education course.

  • Understand what POCUS is
  • List the cardiac windows utilized for cardiac assessment
  • Understand how to utilize ultrasound for pulmonary assessment
  • Understand how to utilize ultrasound for abdominal assessment
  • Apply the steps for assessing gastric contents using ultrasound 
  • List the components of an effective POCUS teaching program

 

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
General Session

  

 

Independent Practice
Speaker: Dr. Mike MacKinnon, DNP, FNP-C, CRNA

Discuss the differences between practices and what independent practice entails.

  • Review various types of practice models
  • Review W2 vs. 1099 vs. fee for service models
  • Review how to bill for services

 

3:15-3:45 p.m.
Break with Exhibitors
3:45-5:15 p.m.
General Session

What's Happening on Capitol Hill
Speaker: Ralph Kohl

To educate members about AANA's specific activity on the Federal Level, the elections and their impact on our priorities, challenges to the profession, and the importance of being active and engaged in Federal Advocacy.

  • The 2018 elections and their effect on our Federal efforts
Key committees of jurisdiction and their role in our advocacy efforts

 

 

5:15 - 7:15 p.m.
Happy Hour with Exhibitors

 

 Sunday, March 31, 2019

7:00 - 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast for Attendees with Exhibitors
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
General Session

 

 
 

 

Knowing Your Value: Beyond the Dollars
Speaker: Dr. Mike MacKinnon, DNP, FNP-C, CRNA

Discussion about the importance of value from employer side of the anesthesia business.

  • Review the nature of CRNA value and a simple equation.
  • Examine value of CRNA work in terms of revenue generation.
  • Understand the value of CRNAs in terms of employer perspective.
  • Evaluate how to become more valuable. 

 

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
General Session

 

 

Social Media and You!
Speaker: Dr. Mike MacKinnon, DNP, FNP-C, CRNA

Discuss the concerns and risk of social media today.

  • Review the types of social media
  • Understand the risks of social media.
  • Review social media statistics.
  • Understand how to act on social media
 
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
General Session

 

Knowledge Bowl with Interactive Clickers
Speaker: Daniel Frasca, CRNA, DNAP

Fun Interactive learning experience for all involved with or without clickers. Generalized review of anesthesia pharmacology, equipment, and physiology in a question and answer format. Two teams compete against each other with audience participation.

  • The CRNA will be able to recite Anesthesia knowledge regarding the CV system.
  • The CRNA will be able to recite Anesthesia knowledge regarding the Respiratory system.
  • The CRNA will be able to recite previously forgotten anesthesia concepts and facts.

 

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Break with Exhibitors
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
General Session

 

 
 
 

Opioid Versus Non-Opioid, A Chinese Menu Dilemma
Speaker: Daniel Frasca, CRNA, DNAP
*This session has been prior approved for 1 pharmacology/therapeutics credit.

This lecture compares and contrasts opioids and nonopiods. We review the physiology of pain and discuss various options to help decrease the use of narcotics in the perioperative setting.

  • The Learner will name at least 2 alternative non-opioid medications used for post-operative pain.
  • The learner will be able to state the MOA of 2 alternative non-opioid medications used in the peri-operative arena.
  • The learner will be able to list the benefits of non-opioid treatment over opioid treatment in the surgical setting.

 

12:00-1:00 p.m.
General Session

 

Recertification and All About the CPC
Speaker: Daniel Frasca, CRNA, DNAP

This session will review the latest requirements and changes to the CPC recertification process.

  • The Learner will be able to recite the CPC expectations for each 4 year cycle.

 

 

 

1:00 - 1:20 p.m.
Closing Remarks - OANA President Jenny Schmitt, CRNA
1:20 p.m.
Adjournment of Conference
2:00-6:00 p.m.
 Post Conference Session

 

 
 
 

 

Post Conference Session - Basic Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) - Hosted by Maverick Medical Education
Speaker: Daniel Nash, CRNA, DNAP

There will be 4 live models and 1 SonoSim simulation stations. The simulation station will be displayed on a large screen to allow for better viewing of pathologies.

  • Locate the 4 basic cardiac ultrasound windows to assess cardiac function.
  • Use ultrasound for pulmonary system assessment.
  • Understand how to use ultrasound for gastric assessment.
  • recognize basic pathologies utilizing ultrasound cardiac and pulmonary assessment.

 

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Register for the conference by March 8th before the Early Bird rates expire!