Location: Girdwood, Alaska
Lodging: Alyeska Resort
Date: March 25 – 26, 2017
The Alaska Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AKANA) invites you to join us for a great weekend of education and relaxation in beautiful Girdwood, Alaska. Come to the beautiful Hotel Alyeska to network with your fellow CRNA’s and learn about what’s new in anesthesia. Afterwards, hit the slopes with your family, try dogsledding or maybe just relax in the spa.
AKANA is pleased to have secured truly world-class speakers for your learning enjoyment this year. On Sunday the focus will be on Ultrasound for anesthesia and related topics. We are also featuring a hands-on ultrasound scanning workshop. This workshop will feature live models and a minimum of one instructor/ultrasound machine per six students. The workshop is available to a limited number of attendees for an additional fee. Register Early to secure your spot!
UPDATE: The Sunday workshop is now full.
Alaska Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Meeting 2017 & Ultrasound Workshop
Pending prior approval from the AANA for 11 Class A continuing education credits (CEC) general session, with two additional credits available if registered for ultrasound open lab
Saturday March 25, 2017 (6 CEC)
0630-0700 Registration & breakfast
0700-0800 AKANA Business Meeting & Breakfast
0800-0900 The pregnant OR worker, Tom Davis, CRNA
0915-1015 Social media in anesthesia, Tom Davis, CRNA
1015-1115 Improving Patient Safety, Tom Davis, CRNA
1130-1230 Can I do anesthesia without Narcotics, Peter Strube, CRNA
1230- 1530 Ski Break & lunch on your own
1530-1600 Apres Ski snacks, reconvene
1600-1700 Trauma Resuscitation, How things have changed, Peter Strube, CRNA
1700-1800 Lipid Rescue, Peter Strube, CRNA
Sunday March 26, 2017 (5 CEC)
0630-0700 Registration & Breakfast
0700-0800 Breakfast and AANA Update, Kate Jansky, CRNA
0800-0900 Ultrasound applications for regional anesthesia, Christian Falyar, CRNA
0910-1010 Implications of antithrombic therapy & thrombolytic therapy on regional anesthesia, Christian Falyar, CRNA
1010-1025 Break & Snacks
1025-1125 Ultrasound Physics, Christian Falyar, CRNA
1125-1225 Ultrasound scanning basics, Christian Falyar, CRNA
1225-1330 Lunch – on your own
1330-1530 **FULL** Ultrasound open lab (2 CEC), Christian Falyar, Peter Strube – additional fee & registration required
Christian Falyar, DNAP, CRNA
Christian Falyar, DNAP, CRNA is an assistant professor in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA. He also works in private practice as a staff anesthetist in Midlothian, VA. Christian has lectured locally, regionally, and nationally on ultrasound related topics, and has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing and the AANA Journal. As coordinator of the regional anesthesia program at VCU, he teaches didactic lectures and hands-on labs related to ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and vascular access. Prior to his faculty appointment, Christian served as an on-site student clinical coordinator for VCU and Georgetown University. Christian started VAULT in 2011 to provide a forum where CRNAs could discuss and network about the latest trends in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. He developed and maintains the website, which is dedicated to UGRA and ultrasound-guided vascular access. In 2013, VAULT became part of Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates (NAFA), the continuing education division of the VCU School of Nurse Anesthesia.
Falyar, Christian (2)Christian received his Associate of Science in Nursing from Shenandoah University in 1991 and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University in 1995. His first experience with diagnostic ultrasound came in the late 1990’s performing transcranial Doppler ultrasound on patient’s suffering from subarachnoid hemorrhage while working as a nurse in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at VCU. Christian has also worked as a board certified Vascular Technologist performing thousands of diagnostic ultrasound examinations for the Department of Vascular Surgery at VCU.
In 2009, Christian retired from the Air National Guard (ANG) after twenty-one years of service and attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. For the final five years of his career, he served as the Chief Nurse of the 192nd Fighter Wing, and was the senior ranking nurse in the Virginia ANG.
A graduate of the nurse anesthesia program at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009, Christian received the Faculty Research Award for his work in ultrasound physics, and was runner-up at the Graduate Student Association’s 12th Annual Research Symposium & Exhibit, Virginia Commonwealth University, for his project entitled “Role of Ultrasound in Regional Anesthesia”. In 2010, he received his Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice from VCU, and received the AANA Foundation Program Director’s Award for Outstanding Research in Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia (UGRA).
Tom S. Davis, CRNA, MAE
Brief Bio summary points:
-Initial CRNA training/certification in the US Air Force
-Master’s degree, Anesthesia Education, Gonzaga University
-Director of clinical training, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
-Asst. Director, University of Kansas Nurse Anesthesia training program
-Chief CRNA, Scott & White Medical Center, Temple Texas
-Chief CRNA, The Johns Hopkins, Baltimore MD.
-Long history of promoting CRNA practice and leadership
-Author, speaker, and webmaster for procrna.com
Peter Strube, CRNA, MSNA
Peter D. Strube is a CRNA who graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University School of Nurse Anesthesia in 2006 (MSNA). He is a Major in the United States Army Nurse Corps. Peter holds a BA in Nursing (1994) from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He earned the War on Terrorism Medal, the Enduring Freedom Medal, and the Mobilization Armed Forces Reserve Medal in May of 2003, the Iraqi Freedom and global war on terror medal in 2007, and holds numerous certificates of Achievement, Appreciation, and Training from the United States Army. He has mobilized for 3 separate tours during current military operations.
Peter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia, College of Health Professions, at Rosalind Franklin University, and is a preceptor for the program’s students. He also professionally mentors graduate students on their masters and soon to be doctoral work. He specializes in pharmacology and the business of anesthesia. He serves his community as a member of the Mount Horeb Board of Education and as A Commission on the Dane County Ethics Board.
Kate Jansky, CRNA, MS, LtC USA (ret.)
Kate Jansky is a 1987 graduate of the Army School of Anesthesia for Nurse Corps Officers, with a Master of Science degree from Texas Wesleyan University. Retired from the Army in 2001 after serving in the US, Europe, Central American, the Pacific and the Gulf War, Kate is EFBM, Marksman, and Airborne qualified.
Continuing to practice anesthesia with The Everett Clinic, Group Health and in office settings, Kate also served as President of the Washington State Association of Nurse Anesthetists when they secured their Opt Out. In 2012 she was elected to serve as AANA Director from Region 5. Kate and her husband Russ relocated to Denver in 2014, and she continued as Treasurer on the AANA Board of Directors.
Kate is currently employed in an all CRNA practice in Denver, CO.
She enjoys alpine and nordic skiing, cycling, golf, swimming, yoga and Pilates.
Location & Lodging
The 2017 AKANA Annual Meeting will be held at the Alyeska Resort in beautiful Girdwood, Alaska.
Reservation information coming soon!