Fall 2022 Virtual Conference

The New Jersey Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NJANA) is proud to present the Fall 2022 Virtual Conference, a day packed with topics and information that you need to keep on top of the latest trends and get the advanced training and Continuing Education Credits you need to succeed. Please see the schedule below for presentation and training course details.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ACLS/BLS/PALS will start at 6:45 a.m. ( separate link will be sent for those who registered for ACLS/BLS/PALS). The main conference program will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.

CE Credit: To receive CE Credit you must complete a Self-Assessment Survey. A link will be emailed to all registrants within 48 hrs. after the program.

ISSUES? If you have trouble connecting to the virtual program on Saturday please call: 908-910-0586

Conference Only Pricing

  • NJANA Member: $140
  • Non-member: $165
  • CRNA with RRNA Sponsorship: $180
  • RRNA: $40


  • ACLS: $115
  • PALS: $115
  • BLS: $90

NOTE: If you registered for the ACLS/PALS/BLS Bundle you will receive a separate Zoom link from the main conference. Please check your email.

Vendor/Sponsor Support

Platinum level (SOLD OUT)

  • 4-minute speaking face to face speaking time just prior to the start of a lecture.
  • Signage/advertisement on rotating slide show during breaks/in between speakers
  • Company listing on virtual sponsorship board.
  • Recognition on NJANA website for 3 months after conference
  • Cost = $500

Gold (unlimited)

  • Signage/advertisement on rotating slide show during breaks/in between speakers
  • Company listing on virtual sponsorship board.
  • Recognition on NJANA website for 3 months after conference
  • Cost = $300

NOTE: Art must be submitted in a high resolution JPEG/PNG format.

  • Slide show ad dimensions: 9 x 4 (landscape orientation)
  • Website Ad dimensions: 300px wide by 200px high with a preferred resolution of 150dpi.

**If you would like us to create your ad please send a high-resolution image of your logo JPEG/PNG, text for your ad, and a link to your website.

Send all artwork to: events@njana.com and please put “Fall Conference AD” in the subject line.


This Fall NJANACares is proud to support “Raymond’s Inclusive Playground.” 

Raffle tickets are available to win a festive holiday gift basket that includes a soft forest green throw blanket, a bejeweled wine cork, a bottle of Belle Glos Pinot Noir (2018 Napa Valley), a Tuscan Olive Oil gift set, a Brookstone compact wine opener, and a delicious smelling hand-poured eggnog candle from the LiveYoung Candle Co.

  • $25 single raffle ticket
  • $100 bundle of 5 raffle tickets

Tickets will be sold until 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.  Drawing will be at 4 p.m.

All Proceeds will support the installation of an inclusive playground for Raymond and his friends in Manasquan, N.J. 
To buy tickets click here

NJANA Fall Virtual Meeting 2022 Agenda

6:45 – 8:00 AM 

ACLS/PALS/BLS Re-Certification
Jamie Paz, MSN, CRNA

8:00 – 8:30 AM

Anesthesia Provider Wellness – It’s Time We Talk About It
Ferne Cohen EdD, CRNA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the importance of anesthesia provider wellness and self-care to mitigate stress and burnout.

8:30 – 9:30 AM

What are we missing?  Cannabis & Perioperative Guidance
Virginia Ramsey, DNAP, CRNA, APRN, CHSE

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and discuss necessary 30-day pre-surgery preparation and clearance of the cannabis-user in the perioperative setting.
  2. Discuss the perioperative, intraoperative, and postoperative complications that occurs with recent cannabis consumption.
  3. Identify the need for cannabis screening and patient education prior to surgery in the perioperative setting.

9:30 – 10:30 AM

What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia
Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, CRNA, FAANA, FAAN

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review recent research impacting obstetric anesthesia.
  2. Present latest anesthetic considerations for the obstetric patient.

10:30 – 10:45 AM 


10:45 – 11:15 AM

Is Gabapentin a Drug of Abuse
Richard Ferguson VI, MSN, CRNA/APN

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the pharmacology of the drug gabapentin.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Trauma Updates
Brian Cornelius, DNP, CRNA/NRP

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review roles of nurse anesthetists during the provisions of trauma care.
  2. Identify advances in trauma care which may be incorporated into anesthesia practice.
  3. Discuss future therapies impacting trauma patients.

12:15 – 12:30 PM


12:30 – 1:30 PM

NJANA President Address & Board of Director Panel Discussion
Lori Ann Winner, PhD, CRNA/APN, NJANA President

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify two NJ state issues impacting CRNA practice.
  2. Discuss strategies that can be incorporated into daily clinical practice to address state issues impacting CRNAs.

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Do We Know How to Care for Children with Autism?
Patricia Juoza-Clark,EdD, CRNA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the different techniques that can be used to care for children with autism during induction of anesthesia.
  2. Understand what changes may be needed in the perioperative area to care for children with autism.

2:30 – 2:45 PM


2:45 – 3:45 PM

Parallel Lesson Learned from Aviation: A Current Review of Safety, Accidents, and Incidents and Their Implication on Advance Nursing Practice
Steven Belmont, DNP, MSN, CRNA, APRN; Leigh Taylor, DNP, MS, CRNA, APRN

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the root causes of specific aviation accidents to gain knowledge and apply these learned practices to anesthesia events.
  2. Understand the key breakdowns that led to serious safety events in aviation and how to implement effective strategies to improve safety in anesthesia.
  3. Understand the importance of creating a culture that humanizes errors, stress, and promotes wellness within anesthesia.

3:45 – 4:45 PM

Russ Lynn Lecture Series:
Faculty Advisor: Thomas Pallaria DNP, CRNA/APN

Topic: Education of Anesthesia Providers on Passive Release Technique to Reduce Endotracheal Cuff Overinflation


Wilson Eshun  BSN, RRNA, RN, CCRN 
Judy Tan  BSN, RRNA, RN, CCRN 

Learner objectives:

  1. Understand the best practice in endotracheal cuff inflation
  2. Describe the passive release technique in endotracheal cuff pressure inflation 

Topic: Antibiotic Stewardship in the Surgical Patient: Implementing an evidenced-based algorithm to decrease administration of broad-spectrum antibiotics in patients with a beta-lactam allergy.


Michael Danila, BSN, RRNA, RN, CCRN 
Brian Jernick, BSN, RRNA, RN, CCRN 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Verbalize implications of appropriate antibiotic selection in the surgical patient.
  2. Identify the need for increased antimicrobial stewardship in the surgical patient with a documented beta-lactam allergy.

Topic: CRNA Burnout Post COVID-19


Melissa Casielles BSN, RRNA, RN, CCRN 
Lauren Quinn BSN, RRNA, RN, CCRN 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe common sources and risk factors Of burnout for CRNAs.
  2. Understand the set of recommendations to help mitigate burnout.