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5th Annual UNC CRNA Anesthesia Spring Meeting Return to listing


The purpose of this meeting is to provide Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNAs) an up-to-date refresher on current research relevant to the practice of anesthesia.  The goals of the CEU activity will be accomplished with lectures and discussions.  The ultimate goal is to provide participants information to improve the quality and safety in the care of surgical patients requiring anesthesia.

Course Credit:  This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 7.00 Class A CE Credits; Code Number 1037185; Expiration Date 3/9/2019.

AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 0.25 CE Credits in the Pharmacology/Therapeutics.

Course Ojectives:

  • Participant will be able to identify the available resources for the anesthesia during a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI)
  • Participants identify current methods for reducing perioperative narcotics.
  • Participants will discuss the pros and cons of sugammadex when compared to classic reversal agents.
  • Participants will identify management techniques of the pediatric airway during airway evaluations.
  • Participants will learn alternatives to narcotics for T&A surgery in the pediatric patient
  • Participants will discuss tax and insurance concerns for the contracting CRNA
  • Participants will discuss reasons why shortages occur and prevalence in practice
  • Participants will examine new US applications being used in the perioperative area

Registration Fees:  

 Registration Fees BEFORE  3/1/2019

 Registration Fees AFTER 3/1/2019

 AANA Members                                                                      $135

 AANA Members                                                            $155

 AANA Non-Members                                                              $145

 AANA Non-Members                                                    $165

 Anesthesia Techs, SRNAs                                                       $85

 Anesthesia Techs, SRNAs                                            $85

***Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and breaks


0700 - 0730     Registration, Exhibitors and Continental Breakfast

0730 - 0830     Emergency Prepardness in Anesthesiology - Andres Orjeula, MSN, CRNA

0830 - 0930     The Opioid Epidemic and Anesthesia--Dangerous Crossroads or Pathway for Change? - Kellar Lambert, MSN, CRNA

0930 - 0945     Break and Exhibitors

0945 - 1045     The Basics of the Business:  Anesthesia Contracting - Bob Whitehurst, MSN, CRNA

1045 - 1145     Sugammadex:  The Most Significant Novel Agent of our Anesthetic Generation or Two Drugs are Better than One -                                    Lili Teleki, MSN, CRNA & David Dirito, MSN, CRNA

1145 - 1245     Lunch and Exhibitors

1245 - 1415    The Role of Ultrasound in Perioperative Patient Management - Christian Falyer, DNAP, CRNA

1415 - 1430     Break and Exhibitors

1430 - 1500    Anesthesia Drug and Supply Shortages:  Problem, Causes and Implications for Practice - Lynn Tran Harris, MSN, CRNA

1500 - 1530     Pediatric Airway - Amanda Greer, DNAP, MSNA, CRNA

1500 - 1600     No Narcotic Approach with Pediatric Patients undergoing T&A - Marissa Elek, MSN, CRNA

**If you plan to pay via credit card--please make sure you are using Google Chrome or Foxfire--Internet Explorer tends to crash.  Unfortunately, AMEX is not accepted.

For questions or concerns, please contact Lynn Craven at 919-966-0009 or email: lynn_craven@med.unc.edu

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  Location: The Rizzo Conference Center
  Date: Saturday, March 09, 2019
  Time: -
  Sponsor: Anesthesiology
  Price: Registrant Specific
  Pay Methods:  Check  Credit Card
  Payment Notes: Please make all checks payable to: The University of North Carolina, Department of Anesthesiology. Mail to: Lynn Craven, CME Manager, Department of Anesthesiology, 2nd Annual UNC Anesthesia Meeting, CB# 7010, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7010
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Lynn Craven scraven@email.unc.edu

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