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


Friday, October 9, 2020 at 3:00 PM PDT
Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM PDT

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2020 NW States Anesthesia Webinar


This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 16.50 Class A CE Credits, Code Number 1039565, Expiration Date 10/11/20. AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 10.75 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.  (P) = pharmacology credit. 

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

 Friday, October 9, 2020

3:00-7:00 PM

Pandemics, Epidemics and Health Crises: Navigating Opioids, Pain Management and Substance Use Disorders in 2020

 (4 Pharm CEs)

Speaker:  Edward Bilsky, PhD

 Saturday, October 10, 2020


Substance Use Disorder Among Healthcare Professionals

Speaker:  Heidi Collins, BA, SUDP, Washington Health Professional Services Case Manager


The Politics of Pain Management:  Taking a look at the Business, Politics and Social Influence of Managing Chronic Pain (1 Pharm CE)

Speaker:  Scott Rigdon, MSN, MPH, DNAP, CRNA




The Use of Ketamine for PTSD, Chronic Refractory Depression and CRPS:  Case Based Discussion of Efficacy Contrast against Current Literature (1 Pharm CE)

Speaker: Scott Rigdon, MSN, MPH, DNAP, CRNA


Delegation:  Current and Future Leadership Practices

Speaker: Ashley Fedan, MS, EdD(c), CRNA, ARNP


Lunch / Business Meeting


Diversity and Inclusion Round Table Discussion

Speakers:  Marlene R. McDowell, MA; Ashley Fedan, MS, EdD (c), CRNA, ARNP; Terrica Durbin, DNP, PhD, CRNA, APRN; Terry C. Wicks, DNP, CRNA; Ebony McNeal, MSN, CRNA 


Opioid Free Anesthesia (1 Pharm CE)

Speaker: Tom Baribeault, MSN, CRNA




Opioid Free Anesthesia Literature Review (0.5 Pharm CE)

Speaker: Tom Baribeault, MSN, CRNA


Point of Care Ultrasound Testing

Speaker: Tom Baribeault, MSN, CRNA

Sunday, October 11, 2020



Evaluating the Implementation of Madigan Army Medical Center's Opioid Sparing Anesthetic Pathway (0.25 Pharm CE)

Speaker:   1LT Thomas Clark, BSN, RN


Development of an Evidence-Based Perioperative Anesthetic Pathway for Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery

Speaker: 1LT(P) Aynsley Butler, BSN, RN


Things that Make Our Job Interesting:  Variability in Drug Response (1 Pharm CE)  

Speaker:  Michael Loughren, PhD, CRNA


Gonzaga SRNA Presentations (0.5 Pharm CE)

  • Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting with Low-Dose Propofol Infusions in Patients Undergoing Gynecological Surgeries with Volatile Anesthetics at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Providence Holy Family Hospital. Speaker: Adrianna Silva RN, BSN, CCRN.

  • Intraoperative Arterial Oxygen Content and Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting. Speaker: Matthew Bowe, BSN, RN.

  • Correlation of Ondansetron Timing in Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Retrospective Evaluation Amongst Adult Patients Receiving General Anesthesia. Speaker: Jeff Tanguay, PharmD, BSN, RN.


Gonzaga SRNA Presentations (0.5 Pharm CE)

  • Opioid Consumption After Scheduled Cesarean Delivery Following Implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. Speaker: Mindy Woodruff, BSN, RN.

  • Postoperative Length of Stay Following Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol Implementation for Scheduled Cesarean Deliveries. Speaker: Hannah Zimmerman, RN, BSN.

  • Rate of Unscheduled Administration of an Epidural Bolus Among Pregnant Women Receiving Labor Epidurals. Speaker: Aleksandr Lyakhov BSN, RNAI.


Gonzaga SRNA Presentations (0.5 Pharm CE)

  • Rates of Ondansetron Administration Prior to Spinal Anesthesia: Evaluating the Practice of Prophylactic Attenuation of Spinal-Induced Hypotension and Bradycardia. Speaker: Clare Santana, BSN, RN.

  • Intraoperative Hypotension and Acute Kidney Injury in Non-Cardiac Surgery at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Speaker: Elizabeth Davison, BSN, RN.

  • Prophylactic Phenylephrine Infusion to Mitigate Intraoperative Hypotension after Spinal Anesthesia among Orthopedic Patients. Speaker: David Nelson, BSN, RN.


Gonzaga SRNA Presentations (0.5 Pharm CE)

  • Intratracheal Lidocaine and Postoperative Sore Throat Among Intubated General Anesthesia Patients at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Providence Holy Family Hospital. Speaker: Jennifer Cowgill, BSN, RN.

  • Intraoperative dexmedetomidine use on adult surgical patients at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Speaker: Christina Rose, RN, BSN.

  • Neostigmine versus Sugammadex and the Relationship to Reintubation in the PACU Learning Outcome(s). Speaker: Delanie Urrutia, BSN, RN, CCRN. 


AANA Update

Speaker: Kristie Hoch, DNP, MS, CRNA, RRT, AANA Region 5 Director


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