Pre-Congress Workshops Offer Hands-On Learning for CRNAs

CRNAs heading to Seattle for the Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress a day early will want to enhance their knowledge and skills while earning CE credits at the Pre-Congress Workshops on Friday, Sept. 8. These daylong, concurrent workshops feature expert faculty and an in-depth look at topics crucial to CRNAs.

Airway on Demand

The workshop will provide didactic and hands-on instruction to reinforce learned knowledge and skills. William Rosenblatt, MD, an expert in airway management, will present airway management best practices under normal and emergent conditions. The morning session features lectures followed by two hours of lab time using state-of-the-art airway equipment and pig tracheas.

Fundamentals in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

With didactic and hands-on learning opportunities, this workshop addresses a knowledge gap for CRNAs who may have limited experience using cardiac and TEE simulation tools, as well as intraoperative recordings to monitor cardiac function in real time. John Shields, DNP, CRNA, is an expert in the field of TEE. This workshop will be offered in the morning and again in the afternoon.

Obstetric Anesthesia Hands-on Workshop

Join the expert faculty of this popular workshop—Charles Reese, PhD, CRNA, NC, USN(ret), and Michael Rieker, DNP, CRNA, FAAN—as they address clinical applications of obstetric analgesia/anesthesia. This workshop includes a lecture format that will cover normal and abnormal physiology of pregnancy and techniques.

Neuromuscular Monitoring Workshop

This new workshop, taught by clinical and leading expert Mark Welliver, DNP, CRNA, ARNP, will examine the incidence and outcomes of residual paralysis. Attendees will learn methods to improve management and reversal of neuromuscular blockade through neuromuscular blockade monitoring technologies, including didactic and hands-on instructions.

AANA State Peer Advisors’ Workshop

This workshop offers a collaborative learning opportunity to gain and hone state peer advisors’ (SPAs) skills using resources, education, and training refreshers to support CRNAs, SRNAs, colleagues, loved ones, and workplaces in situations related to drugs and alcohol. Registration is complimentary to qualified SPA volunteers. Interested individuals and potential future SPAs are also welcome as space permits. For details, email Julie Rice at

The cost of each workshop (except for the SPA training) is $425 for AANA members and $525 for nonmembers. The cost is separate from the cost of Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress Registration. For further information and to register, visit Registration.