Registration is OPEN for the April 9, 2022 Virtual Conference

The New Jersey Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NJANA) is proud to present the Spring 2022 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.

Technical Issues: If you have any technical issues linking to the Conference please call Judy at 908-910-0586.

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.

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors: Envision and NAPA!!

Conference Only Pricing

  • CRNA (NJANA Member): $120
  • CRNA (Non-NJANA Member): $145
  • RRNA: $35
  • CRNA + Student Sponsorship: $155

Add-on’s

  • ACLS: $115
  • PALS: $115
  • BLS: $90
  • SPECIAL BUNDLE PRICING ACLS/PALS/BLS: $300

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.

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Vendor/Sponsor Support

Platinum Level: $500 (Only 1 Left)

  • 4-minutes to speak prior to the start of a lecture
  • Signage/ad on rotating slide show during breaks/in-between speakers
  • Company listing on virtual sponsor board
  • Recognition on NJANA website for 3 months

Gold (unlimited): $250 (Unlimited)

  • Signage/ad on rotating slide show during breaks/in-between speakers
  • Company listing on virtual sponsor board
  • Recognition on NJANA website for 3 months

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  • 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 “Spring Conference AD” in the subject line.

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NJANA Spring Virtual Meeting 2022 Agenda
CREDITS – PENDING AANA APPROVAL

6:45 – 8:00 AM 

ACLS/PALS/BLS Re-Certification
Presenter: Jamie Paz, MSN, CRNA
*add on registration

Jamie Paz is a graduate of the Rutgers University Nurse Anesthesia program in 2013. She currently practices at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia and a member of NJANA. She is also a Certified Instructor for the American Heart Association’s BLS ACLS PALS course.

8:00 – 9:00 AM

COVID-19 Implications for Anesthesia Practice: Part 1
Presenter: Kimberly Westra, DNP, CRNA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the physiological mechanism of COVID 19 infection in the perioperative anesthesia care of patients
  2. List the infection control steps required to provide evidence-based anesthesia care COVID 19 positive patients.

Kimberly Westra is has been practicing anesthesia for over 20 years in many settings including hospital based, solo practice, ambulatory settings. Mrs. Westra is the Chief Nurse Anesthetist at Tidal Health in Salisbury Maryland. Kimberly is an adjunct faculty at University of Pennsylvania and clinical site coordinator for Old Dominion University, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Nurse Anesthesia Programs. Kimberly lectures at the state and national level or a variety of topics in anesthesia, perioperative care, business of healthcare and leadership topics. Kim resides in Ocean City Maryland with her family enjoying the beach, crabbing and fishing.

9:00 – 10:00 AM

COVID-19 Implications for Anesthesia Practice: Part 2
Presenter: Kimberly Westra, DNP, CRNA

Learning Objectives:

  1. State the importance of emergency preparedness in anesthesia practice following the COVID 19 pandemic
  2. Define the multidisciplinary roles of Nurse Anesthesiologists’ in addressing COVID 19 and possible future healthcare pandemics.

Kimberly Westra is has been practicing anesthesia for over 20 years in many settings including hospital based, solo practice, ambulatory settings. Mrs. Westra is the Chief Nurse Anesthetist at Tidal Health in Salisbury Maryland. Kimberly is an adjunct faculty at University of Pennsylvania and clinical site coordinator for Old Dominion University, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Nurse Anesthesia Programs. Kimberly lectures at the state and national level or a variety of topics in anesthesia, perioperative care, business of healthcare and leadership topics. Kim resides in Ocean City Maryland with her family enjoying the beach, crabbing and fishing.

10:00 – 10:15 AM 

Break

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Art of Negotiating
Presenter: Tracy Young, MSN, MBA, CRNA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the preparation, approach, and strategies for negotiations, applicable to various situations.
  2. Identify the opportunities and challenges for anesthesia services contract negotiations.

Mr. Young Graduated with his Master’s in Science Nurse Anesthesia from Texas Wesleyan University in 2001 and immediately began his practice providing anesthesia services to several facilities in Louisiana.  In 2003, Mr. Young founded YPS Anesthesia, an anesthesia management and consulting company.  Mr. Young also received a Master’s in Business Administration-Healthcare from the George Washington University in 2008 and is currently the CEO of YPS Anesthesia.  His time is divided between clinical and administrative duties as he oversees the operations and growth of YPS Anesthesia and its subsidiaries which includes exclusive anesthesia contracts at over 65 facilities in 7 states and over 450 anesthesia providers.  Mr. Young also has diverse investment holdings inside and outside of healthcare as well as sitting on several for-profit and non-profit boards and speaks nationally on many anesthesia business, regulatory and compliance topics.

 

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

NJANA President Address & Board of Director Panel Discussion
Presenter: Lori Ann Winner, NJANA President 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify two state issues impacting CRNA practice.
  2. Discuss strategies that can be incorporated into daily practice to positively impact CRNA practice.

Lori Ann Winner is the current president of NJANA.  She is a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania in the Nurse Anesthesia program and works at numerous other facilities as an independent contractor in the NJ & PA area.  She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and her research focus was on practice initiatives and outcomes with the opt-out policy enactment.  She also serves on the NBCRNA CPC oversight committee.

 

12:15 – 1:15 PM

Poster Presentation & Lunch Break
Presentation slideshow for registrants to view during the lunch hour

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine how the findings in scientific posters can be applied to nurse anesthesia professional practice.
  2. Discuss strategies that can be incorporated into daily practice to positively impact patient outcomes.

1:15 – 2:15 PM

Ultrasound in Anesthesia Care
Presenter: Olivia Goosen, DNP, CRNA, APN-A

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the relationship between depth and resolution and how to select the proper probe.
  2. Understand the utility of ultrasound in anesthesia.

Olivia Goosen

2:15 – 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Making the educated choice of antibiotics for the patient who self-reports a PCN allergy?
Presenter: Tracy Castleman, DNP, MS, CRNA, APN-A, FAANA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the difference between an Ig-e and Ig-M allergy
  2. Understand why having a PCN allergy does not eliminate the choice of cephalosporins

3:30 – 4:30 PM

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

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify a gap from research to clinical practice through the development of a quality improvement project.
  2. Discuss how to implement evidence-based research into clinical practice.
  • Lecture 1: Gender-Affirmative Perioperative Care of the Transgender Patient: A Gap Analysis of Anesthesia Providers
    • Shaina Chapin, BSN, CCRN, RRNA
    • Christopher Szala, BSN, CCRN, RRNA
  • Lecture 2: Utilization of Low-flow Anesthesia in Conjunction with Sevoflurane for Anesthesia Providers
    • Cori Kutzin, BSN, CCRN, RRNA
    • Wylie Bogdon, BSN, CCRN, RRNA