Course Information

The purpose of this meeting is to provide Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (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 discussion. The ultimate goal is to provide participants information to improve the quality and safety in the care of surgical patients requiring anesthesia.

Learning Objectives for Participants

  • Identify preoperative assessment and optimization for patients with PAH
  • Review the safety of ultrasound
  • Introduce all the new and review the old oral anticoagulants in common use today
  • Disucss strategies in avoiding litigation
  • Discuss the rewards of service in the nurse anesthesia profession
  • Discuss ethical issues surrounding perioperative DNR orders
  • Describe the effects of anesthesia on cerebral and spinal cord physiology

Credit Statement

This course has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 7.0  Class A CE Credits, AANA Code Number 1034141; Expiration Date 03/18/2017.  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Program Chairperson

Amanda Greer, MSN, CRNA

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