Preview of Saturday Concurrent Sessions

​Saturday afternoon concurrent sessions will deal with a diverse array of topics, from different medicines to the future of CRNA care. All sessions will take place from 1 to 5:30 p.m. in the Mirage Events Center and each block is worth 4 CE credits.
 
101 – Mirage Events Center C2
 
“To Clot or Not to Clot – The Role of the Antifibrinolytics”
Ronald N. Dick, RPh, PhD
This session will identify the rationale behind the antifibrinolytics, their mechanisms, and the reasons and instances for their use.
 
“Review of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics – What Does the CRNA Need to Consider”
Ronald N. Dick, RPh, PhD
After this session, participants will be able to explain the importance of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in the practice of anesthesia and how knowledge of these topics can be utilized to enhance safe practice.
 
“Anesthesia Considerations for Fetal Surgery”
Hernando de Soto, MD
CRNAs will learn how to describe a perioperative anesthetic plan for both mother and fetus during fetal surgery.
 
“Complications in Pediatric Patients . . . Inpatients versus Outpatients”
Hernando de Soto, MD
This session will focus on several perioperative complications of significance in the pediatric population and a plan for their prevention.
 
102 – Mirage Events Center C3
 
“Near Misses and Lessons Learned”
Suzanne M. Wright, CRNA, PhD
Wright will discuss the value of near-miss events and consider methods for communicating them.
 
“Passing the Buck: A Look in the Transfer of Care Event in Anesthesia Practice”
Suzanne M. Wright, CRNA, PhD
After the session, participants will be able to identify good communication as an essential component of the transfer of care event in anesthesia practice.
 
“The Dawning of a New Age: 21st Century Medicine”
Jeremiah L. Loch, CRNA, DOMP, ND, PhD, DAAPM
This session will focus on the factors that have shaped how disease has been conventionally understood and treated.
 
“The Role of the CRNA in 21st Century Pain Management”
Jeremiah L. Loch, CRNA, DOMP, ND, PhD, DAAPM
Loch will discuss the unique clinical and leadership role of the CRNA as a 21st century pain management practitioner.