Earn up to 7 Class A CE Credits*

NJANA Winter Workshop

Saturday, March 2, 2024

NJANA Headquarters 1479 Pennington Rd., Trenton, NJ


POCUS: Vascular & Gastric

Morning Session

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Learn point-of-care ultrasound techniques for vascular access with hands-on lessons.

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Crisis Management Simulation Course Afternoon Session

12:15 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.

Learn crisis management skills with three hands-on simulations of crisis scenarios.

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Workshop Registration Fees

Each session is limited to 24 participants.

There is a limit of 10 RRNA registrations per session.

  • NJANA Member: $125 per session, or both for $200
  • Non-Member: $150 per session, or both for $250
  • RRNA: $50 per session, or both for $100

SESSION I: Schedule & Details

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Check-in/Light Breakfast

8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Vascular point of Care Ultrasound (2 Class A CE*)



Andrew Dilks, DNP, CRNA/APN

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the utility of POCUS for peripheral vascular cannulation
  2. Utilize POCUS to recognize the relevant anatomic structures to safely perform vascular cannulation.
  3. Identify barriers that interfere with the implementation of POCUS into practice for peripheral vascular cannulation.
  4. Demonstrate the skill of cannulating a phantom model 

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Gastric Point of Care Ultrasound with review of current recommendations in special patient populations (2 Class A CE*)


Amy M. Reed, Ph.D, CRNA 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the pillars of gastric ultrasonography using the I-AIM framework.
  2. Discuss the current evidence-based recommendations regarding gastric ultrasonography for special populations.
  3. Perform gastric ultrasound and identify anatomical landmarks.
  4. Identify gastric contents through ultrasonography and discuss anesthetic implications.

SESSION II: Schedule & Details

12:15 p.m. Check-in/Refreshments

12:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. High Stakes Crisis Management Simulation (3 Class A CE*)


Maureen Anderson, DNP, CRNA/APN

Tracy Castleman, DNP, CRNA/APN

Janine Costa, BSN, RRNA

Craig Ferrara, BSN, RRNA

Joanna Jacinto, BSN, RRNA

Kira Pinto, BSN, RRNA

Leonora Berisha, BSN, RRNA

Erin Scott, BSN, RRNA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the utility of the Stanford Manual for Crisis Management.
  2. Participate in a local anesthetic toxicity perioperative simulation.
  3. Identify pharmacological agents and LAST patient management protocol.
  4. Participate in an intraoperative cardiac arrest simulation.
  5. Demonstrate the proper clinical sequence for managing intraoperative cardiac arrest.
  6. Participate in an intraoperative malignant hyperthermia simulation.
  7. Demonstrate the MH crisis management resources and protocol. 

*Participants can earn up to 7 Class A CE credits by completing both workshop sessions. CE Credits are pending AANA approval.

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