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This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 16 Class A CE credits; Code Number 104170; Expiration date 3/6/22. AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 8 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.


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Friday, March 4, 2022

5:00-9:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session - BLS/ACLS/PALS Recertification Course

       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 attack

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.
  • 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


Saturday, March 5, 2022

7:00 -7:45 am Registration and Breakfast
7:45 a.m. 

Opening Statements and Welcome

James Hilfiger, CRNA, OANA President

8:00-9:00 a.m.

The Effects of Expectation on Pain Pathways I

  • Explain the power and psychological indicators of expectation
  • List five effects of expectation on pain pathways

Matt Zinder, CRNA

9:00-10:00 a.m.

*The Effects of Expectation on Pain Pathways I

  • Explain the power and psychological indicators of expectation
  • List five effects of expectation on pain pathways

Matt Zinder, CRNA

10:00-10:30 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
10:30.-11:30 a.m. 


  • Discuss the potential impact of genetic profiles in relationship to drug response
  • Differentiate between the various metabolic pathways for drug metabolism
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of pharmacogenomics on anesthesia practice
  • Discuss the financial implications of pharmacogenomics 

Brian Berry, CRNA

11:30-12:30 p.m.

*Multimodal Analgesia: Can It Impact Length of PACU Stay?

  • Understand the benefits of multimodal anesthesia in relationship to PACU and hospital length of stay
  • Demonstrate a thorough comprehension of various pharmacologic pain pathways as an important concept in multimodal anesthesia therapy

Brian Berry, CRNA

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch w/ Members and OANA Business Meeting
1:30-2:30 p.m. 

*Perioperative Fluid Management

  • Share why this is a relevant topic and how we got to our current state
  • Determine whether current practice is helping or hurting our patients.
  • Explain what we can do to fix our current practice and give an overview of goal directed therapy

Eric Lindstrom, CRNA

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Ventilation Management

  • Describe ventilation settings available for use in the operating room
  • Explain the science behind tidal Volume Selections and FiO2 Selections

Eric Lindstrom, CRNA

3:30-4:00 p.m. Break w/ Exhibitors
4:00-5:00 p.m.

AANA Update

  • Identify trends in anesthesia practice based on the most recent, available AANA data.
  • Discuss key AANA issues associated with member engagement, advocacy, reimbursement, educational and learning initiatives.
  • Determine how current healthcare transformation impact anesthesia practice trends in Oklahoma
James Hilfiger, CRNA, OANA President
 5:00-7:00 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Exhibitors


Sunday, March 6, 2022

7:00 am  Welcome Back! Registration and Breakfast
7:30-8:30 a.m. 

Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

  • Describe characteristics that have been associated with success in business and leadership
  • Understand current metrics that influence top performance appraisals

Brian Berry, CRNA

8:30-9:30 a.m.

*Lipid Emulsion for Local Anesthesia Toxicity

Brian Berry, CRNA

9:30 a.m. Break w/ Exhibitors
10:00-11:00 a.m.

*Anesthetic Implications of Psychiatric Disorders

  • Relate specific anesthetic considerations to major classes of psychotropic medications
  • Review the pharmacological pathways of psychotropic medications

Matt Zinder, CRNA

11:00-12:00 p.m. 

*Neuromuscular Blockade: Administration, Monitoring, Reversal

  • Explain the physiology surrounding neuromuscular blockade and pathophysiology that may complicate the pharmacological management of neuromuscular blockade.

Eric Lindstrom, CRNA

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


  • Describe the brain's intrinsic ability to protect itself
  • Explain the science behind cerebral ischemia
  • Describe the pharmacology of commonly practiced methods of neuroprotection
  • Discuss the Future of Neuroprotection

Eric Lindstrom, CRNA

1:00-1:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks 

         James Hilfiger, CRNA, OANA President

1:15 p.m. Depart and Travel Safely

 *Indicates Pharmacology credit