JoAnn Kaiser 
Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists 
Office 509-466-7197; Cell 509-991-2286 


Friday, April 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM PDT
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM PDT

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2020 WANA Spring Anesthesia Webinar


This program has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for a total of 18 Class A CE Credits, Code Number 1038842, Expiration Date 4/26/20. AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 6.0 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.  (P) = pharmacology credit. Please note that the total possible CEs is 18, as there are concurrent sessions on Sunday, April 26.

Questions?  Call the WANA office at 509-466-7197 or email

Friday, April 24, 2020

3-4 pm

Trauma Anesthesia Update 2020 (.25 Pharm CE)

Speaker:  CPT Joe Romero, CRNA

4-5 pm

COVID-19 and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (.25 Pharm CE)

Speaker: Kristina Goff, MD

5-6 pm

Student Research Presentations (.5 Pharm CE)

Gonzaga University/Sacred Heart Medical Center Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) Program.. Madigan US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing

6-7 pm

Point of Care Ultrasound, Going Beyond Regional Anesthesia (.25 Pharm CE)

Speaker:  Eric Kramer, DNAP, CRNA, FNP

 Saturday, April 25, 2020


Back to the Basic: Local Anesthetics (1 Pharm CE) 

Speaker: Rebecca Sullivan, DNAP, MHS, CRNA


Postpartum Hemorrhage and Tranexamic Acid (.5 Pharm CE)

Speaker:  Gregory Collins, DNP, CRNA


Non-Opioid Anesthesia Techniques (1 Pharm CE)

Speaker: Rebecca Sullivan, DNAP, MHS, CRNA


 Nurse Anesthesiologist: Background, Context and Future

Speaker: Joseph A. Rodriguez, CRNA


Critical Care CRNAs, A Developing Story

Speaker: Andrew Rice, MSN, APRN CRNA, ACNP-BC


Opioid-sparing Strategies for Obstetric Surgery, Bringing ERAS into the Cesarean Secion Suite (.5 Pharm CE)

Speaker: Gregory Collins, DNP, CRNA


Anesthesia Experience from Abroad (panel)

Speakers:  Sheila Murphy, CRNA, MAE; Eileen Miller, CRNA; Don Conrad, CRNA 


Neuromodulators: The Pharmacology of Drugs Commonly Used to Treat Chronic and Acute Pain (1 Pharm CE)

Speakers: Scott Rigdon, MPH, CRNA; Mike MacKinnon, DNP, FNP-C, CRNA

Sunday, April 26, 2020



Anesthesiologist Assistants: A Political Tool 

Speaker: Mike MacKinnon, DNP, FNP-C, CRNA  


Asystole, PEA and Stanford: What Do They Have in Common? 

Speaker: Jonathan E. Alvarado, ARNP, CRNA


Establishing a Regional Anesthesia Program – Insights for Success 

Speaker:  Dan Slack, CRNA


Canadian Anesthesiology Shortage Panel: The Expat CRNA Perspective

Speakers: Mike MacKinnon, DNP, FNP-C, CRN; Jeff Follis, MSN, CRNA, ARNP, Ariane Toth MS, CRNA, Robert Kerr Canadian Consul Political, Economic and Public Affairs 


Pediatric Anesthesia Review (.5 Pharm CE)

Speaker:   Sarah R. Taam, MS, CRNA



2-3 PM

AANA Status Update

Speaker: Kate Jansky, MHS, CRNA, APRN, USA LTC (ret)
AANA President

Obesity in Anesthesia Human Physiology and Pathophysiology (.25 Pharm)

Speaker:  Rebecca Sullivan, DNAP, MHS, CRNA

 (P) Indicates Pharmacology credit.