Spinal and Epidural Workshop

May 11-13, 2017 | AANA Foundation Learning Center | Park Ridge, IL
Hotel Reservations Preliminary Program
Earn valuable CE credits and refresh your knowledge of clinical applications of spinal and epidural anesthesia procedures at the AANA’s three-day intensive Spinal and Epidural Workshop.  An excellent complement to the Essentials of Obstetric Analgesia/Anesthesia Workshop, this workshop combines expert lecture with a guided hands-on approach to learning.
  • Current trends and clinical cases
  • Anatomy of neuraxial anesthesia
  • Pharmacology of local anesthesia
  • Clinical techniques and dosing of spinal anesthesia
  • Clinical techniques of epidural anesthesia
  • Patient selection
  • Clinical applications of epidural anesthesia
  • Informed consent for regional anesthesia
  • Obstetrical application of regional anesthesia
  • Combined spinal/epidural anesthesia (CSE)
  • Regional anesthesia for surgical procedures
  • Acute pain management

    Download the preliminary program for details.  
CRNAs and SRNAs interested in developing their skills and knowledge of clinical applications of spinal and epidural anesthesia.
Only 40 seats are available for this popular workshop. Meals and shuttle service are included. Plus, you’ll receive Clinical Techniques of Regional Anesthesia, Spinal and Epidural Blocks by featured speaker Charles A. Reese, PhD, CRNA, with registration! Reserve your spot today! 
Before 4/11/17
Save $50
​After 4/11/17
AANA Member* $850 $900
​Non-Member ​$950 ​$1,000
​*Learn more about the benefits of AANA Membership.  
Online registration is now closed. If you are interested in being put on a waitlist, please email your name and best day time phone number to Margaret Brennan at meetings@aana.com.
Hampton Inn & Suites Rosemont, Chicago O’Hare
9480 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL  60018
$159 Single/Double plus 13% tax*
Room rate is available until April 9, 2017
*Subject to availability

Make your reservation today! Reserve online or call 847-692-3000 and refer to group code AP2 to receive the $159.00 room rate for this workshop. 
Drug/Drug Interactions
Grug/Drug Interactions
Finally - a pharmacology textbook written just for nurse anesthetists.
This detailed discussion of drug interactions and incompatibilities from both a pharmacologic and pharmacogenomic perspective makes this text informative and timely. All pertinent classes of medications are covered, including information on BRIDION® (sugammadex).

#173483 $49.50
Edited by Mark Welliver, DNP, CRNA, ARNP; Nancy Bruton-Maree, MS, CRNA; Dawn Dalpé Welliver, DNP, CRNA, ARNP
Publisher, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, 2016

#264 $71.95
A Resource for Students and Clinicians
Lynn Fitzgerald Macksey
Publisher, Jones and Bartlett, 2010
The 2nd edition of this handy resource includes general anesthesia principles, obstetrics, pediatrics, regional anesthesia, and medication charts. 

#1958 $75.00
Scot D. Foster, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
Margaret Faut Callahan, DNSc, CRNA, FAAN
Publisher, AANA Publishing, Inc. 2011
The comprehensive resource for practicing and student nurse anesthetists covers all aspects of a career in nurse anesthesia.
 Critical Events
#2188 $37.50
Sass Elisha, EdD, CRNA
Mark Gabot, MSN, CRNA
Jeremy Heiner, MSN, CRNA
The fifth edition of this popular and comprehensive text continues to focus on the application of sound scientific principles to modern anesthesia practice for all types of surgical procedures and patient populations. 
Recording waiver (Photography, Audio & Video)
Portions of this AANA meeting may be photographed or audio/video recorded for various purposes, including reporting, promotion, archival, or sale and distribution. By registering, individuals agree that the AANA may photograph or record by audio/video their attendance and involvement in any portion of the meeting. Furthermore, individuals agree that the AANA may use these photographs and/or recordings without additional approval or permission.
Accreditation Statements 
AccreditationThis course has been prior-approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 21 Class A CE credits; AANA Code Number: 1033884; Expiration Date:  05/13/2017.

AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for 3 CE credits in Pharmacology/Therapeutics.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10862.
Disclosure Information
All presenters and planners of this continuing nursing education activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial healthcare products, goods or services consumed by or used on patients.  If any conflict has been disclosed, the planners of this program assure that the content is unbiased and free of any conflict of interest.  Attendees will be provided full disclosure information on the App and in the Final Program.


Beth Ann Clayton 
Beth Ann Clayton, MS, CRNA
Program Administrator
University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
Master’s Program Nurse Anesthesia Major
Cincinnati, Ohio
 Lorraine M. Jordan, PhD, CRNA,  FAAN
Executive Director, AANA Foundation; Chief Research Officer, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Park Ridge, Illinois
Brian Kasson 
 Brian J. Kasson, MHS, CRNA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing; Nurse Anesthesia Major College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
Franklin McShane 
 Franklin J. McShane, DNP, CRNA, COL, AN(ret)
Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Rosalind Franklin University
North Chicago, Illinois
Mary S. Nadolny, MS, CRNA
Graduate Student
New York University
New York, New York
Charles Reese 
Charles A. Reese, PhD, CRNA, CAPT, NC, USN (ret)
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology Medical College of Virginia Physicians
Richmond, Virginia

 CAPT Lisa A. Osborne Smith, PhD, CRNA, NC, USN
Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University
Bethesda, Maryland

 What Last Year's Attendees Said

“The instructors were very knowledgeable and approachable. The teaching stations were great to get the hands-on opportunity.”
“Info was presented in concise and organized manner with time for questions & practice.”
“Smaller, friendly learning groups and welcoming instructors. Easy atmosphere.”

 Free with Registration



A $60 value!​



Charles A. Reese, PhD, CRNA
Publisher, AANA Publishing, Inc.   
Richly illustrated and featuring concise, step-by-step instructions, Clinical Techniques of Regional Anesthesia
has been revised to reflect the numerous changes in the practice of central neuraxis analgesia and anesthesia.