Annual Meeting Kicks Off with Saturday Morning General Sessions

The two General Sessions on Saturday, Aug. 10, in Mirage Events Center C, will help CRNAs broaden their understanding of their patients. Both are worth 1 CE credit.
The first session, from 7 to 8 a.m., is a review of the approved AANA Infection Control Guide by Charles Griffis, CRNA, PhD. Griffis helped develop the guide under his purview as chair of the AANA Practice Committee Task Force on Infection Control.
The second session, from 8 to 9 a.m., is “Understanding Health Equity, Health Disparities and Cultural Competency: A Leadership Mandate for Nurse Anesthetists,” presented by Renee Branch Canady, PhD, MPA. During this session, participants will learn how to describe the distinction between health equity and health disparities. They will also come away being able to identify cultural experiences, including racism and discrimination, as factors in the psychological well-being of various recipients, and its role in health disparities. Canady is the health officer for the Ingham County Health Department, Lansing, Mich. She is a well-known researcher and advocate in the areas of health disparities and inequities, cultural competence, and social justice.