The NEASRNA is hosting a conference for SRNAs and CRNAs in New England!

date: February 23, 2019

time: 0730-1330

location: Quinnipiac University - The North Haven Campus

370 Bassett Rd

North Haven, CT 06473

Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences Building (MNH), Room 101

price: CRNAs- $150

SRNAs- free!

Breakfast and snacks will be provided

Earn up to 5 Class A CE's

RSVP to secretary@NEASRNA.org with name, AANA ID #, and credentials

Pay by cash or check on the day of the conference or click this PayPal link to transfer funds!


0730-0800 Registration and breakfast

0800-0810 Welcome remarks- Pres. Jacob Donnell, BSN RN SRNA, Room 101

0810-0840 Judy Thompson, DNAP, CRNA, APRN

a. Topic: What does the latest evidence tell us about management of the patient with cardiac drug eluting stents?

b. Objectives:

i. Discuss the risk/benefit of current timing associated with the preoperative discontinuation of dual antiplatelet therapy

ii. Review the findings associated with types of surgical procedures and recommendations, if any, for discontinuing DAPT (Dual Anti-platelet therapy)

iii. Understand the implications of first and second generation cardiac stents

0840-0910 Terri Williams, DNAP, CRNA

a. Topic: The Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator

b. Objectives:

i. Discuss the indications for a hypoglossal nerve stimulator

ii. Compare the management of OSA with CPAP and the hypoglossal nerve stimulator

iii. Identify postoperative management strategies for patients with an existing hypoglossal nerve stimulator

0910-0940 Calin Calebrese, MS, CRNA

a. Topic: The Business of Anesthesia: The 1099 world

b. Objectives:

i. CRNAs and Students will identify what 1099 is and whether or not it fits their needs. This class will educate participants about the possible benefits of working "extra" and "overtime" in a 1099 role versus a typical "W2" role

ii. This lecture will catalog the steps for successfully entering into 1099 work. It will simplify the process while also demonstrating potential pitfalls. It will describe standard fees and expenses. The participants will be offered credible sources to reference going forward

iii. CRNAs and Students will understand the effect 1099 has to empower the profession, influence the market, and enhance their understanding of self-worth in an ever changing environment

0940-1010 Jennifer Carroll, MS, CRNA

a. Topic: Update on Obstetrical Pain Management: CSE, continuous epidural, and intermittent epidural bolus dosing

b. Objectives:

i. State the current rate of anesthesia care for the management of Obstetrical Labor Pain

ii. Discuss the differences between CSE, Continuous Epidural, and Intermittent Epidural Bolus Dosing for the treatment of Obstetrical Labor Pain

iii. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each technique

iv. Identify the most appropriate situation for the use of each technique discussed

1010-1030 Break, Vendor area

1030-1100 Donna Fiaschetti, DNAP, CRNA

a. Topic: Maternal Resuscitation and Perimortem Cesarean Delivery

b. Objectives:

i. Discuss the characteristics of a maternal cardiac arrest

ii. Review AHA resuscitation guidelines

iii. Discuss maternal/neonate outcomes after perimortem c/s

iv. Discuss recommendations on how to prepare for maternal cardiac arrest events

1100-1130 Marianne Cosgrove, DNAP, CRNA, APRN

a. Topic: Local Anesthetics, Toxicity and Intralipid 20%.

b. Objectives:

i. Describe the pharmacological structure and pharmacodynamics of local anesthetics (LA)

ii. Compare and contrast the neuronal sodium channel configurations and their susceptibility to effects of LA

iii. Define LA toxicity, identifying predisposing factors for its development

iv. Describe the progression of signs and symptoms of LA toxicity from early to later to late

v. Review the steps of the Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST) rescue checklist

vi. Discuss the importance of high-quality CPR during LAST rescue with a focus on adaptations specific to the parturient

1130-1200 Steve Belmont, DNP, CRNA, APRN

a. Topic: One Lung Ventilation (OLV) Management

b. Objectives

i. Discuss the HPV (hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction) reflex and factors that reduce its effectiveness

ii. Describe appropriate ventilator settings to utilize during OLV

iii. Identify the appropriate steps to manage hypoxemia during OLV

1200-1230 Kristie Wade, MS, CRNA

a. Topic: Peri-operative Pediatric Anaphylaxis: Urgent Identification and Evidence-Based Treatment

b. Objectives

i. Identify common triggers for peri-operative anaphylaxis in pediatric patients

ii. Review the physiologic response to allergens responsible for anaphylaxis and biphasic reactions

iii. Appraise current literature regarding best practices for treating pediatric anaphylaxis

1230-1300 Theresea Donnelly, DNP, CRNA

a. Topic: Delayed Awakening

b. Objectives

i. Understanding the mechanisms and complications associated with delayed awakening followed anesthesia

1300-1330 Panel Q&A, All faculty

a. Moderated by NEASRNA President Jacob Donnell BSN, RN, SRNA