48th Annual Minneapolis School of Anesthesia Student Organization Educational Seminar

Minneapolis School of Anesthesia

48th Annual Student Organization Educational Seminar

7:30 – 8:00      Registration

8:00 – 8:10      Welcome

   Craig O'Brien, BSN, RN


8:10 – 9:10     “Federal Govt Affairs Update: What is                             Happening on Capitol Hill”



9:10 – 9:30       Break

9:30 – 10:30    “All Things Peds. The Good. The Bad.                              And The Ugly”


10:30 - 11:30   “The Business of Anesthesia”


11:30 – 12:30   Lunch


12:30 – 1:30    “Army Corps Anesthesia: Being All You                            Can Be”



1:30 – 2:30     “Non-opioid Anesthesia Techniques for                           Anesthesia Providers Working in the Era                         of the Opioid Epidemic”


2:30 – 3:00     Break


3:00 – 4:00     "The Hidden Scar: Anesthesia and PTSD“


4:00 – 4:20     Kyle Wall, SRNA


4:20 – 4:40    Jordan Popp, SRNA


4:40 – 5:00     Judd Jones, SRNA


Eric Kern, APRN, CRNA, MNA

"Non-opioid Anesthesia Techniques for Anesthesia Providers Working in the Era of the Opioid Epidemic"


  1. Discuss three evidence-based non-opioid techniques for providing analgesia in the perioperative period.

  2. Identify two patient populations that opioid-free anesthesia techniques would be beneficial

Megan Flanigan MS, CRNA, APRN  

"All Things Peds. The Good. The Bad. And The Ugly."


  1. Identify the differences between the adult airway and the pediatric airway

  2. Describe appropriate equipment needed based on child’s size

  3. Describe the unique pharmacologic considerations for neonatal/pediatric patients

  4. Discuss the etiology of hypothermia in infants and children. Discuss strategies to prevent and treat hypothermia in pediatrics                       

Mark G. Odden, BSN, MBA, ARNP, CRNA

"The Business of Anesthesia"

The business of anesthesia can be complex but not insurmountable.  You may be thinking of a change to a different practice setting, a greater role in your current practice to be more marketable, or maybe just a better working knowledge of your present position.  But what do you need to know to make a break into that uncharted territory?  Understanding a few of the “Business Basics” will expand your practice options and comfort zone during your quest for that little slice of heaven.

Today’s sessions will include recognizing the basics of practice change, legal entities, the business startup, contracts, billing and collections, negotiating, practice arrangement ideas, and marketing for the CRNA.      


  1. Explore your current practice setting, potential changes and opportunities for increasing your value in that system.

  2. Recognize the different business entities available and the basic structure of the most common forms utilized today.

  3. Define the components of a business plan.

  4. Recognize the basic components of a basic contract and how they relate to your anesthesia practice.

Randy Cornelius DNP, CRNA, Major in the US Army

"The Hidden Scar: Anesthesia and PTSD"


  1. Learner will be able to recognize PTSD

  2. Learner will be able to identify current treatments for PTSD

  3. Learner will be able to describe anesthesia considerations for PTSD

  4. Learner will be able to explain anesthesia implications for PTSD and devise an anesthetic plan in consideration of PTSD

"Army Corps Anesthesia: Being All You Can Be"


  1. Learner will be able to paraphrase what it takes to become an Army CRNA

  2. Learner will be able to compare/contrast Active Army CRNAs to Army Reserve CRNAs

  3. Learner will be able to recognize the impact Army CRNAs have had on the profession

  4. Learner will be able to identify the various conditions/environments Army CRNAs practice in

Ralph Kohl  BA, Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs

Ralph leads an office of seven, overseeing the AANA's efforts on federal legislative and regulatory issues. Working on issues from full practice authority in the VA, to opioids, to Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development, Ralph provides critical leadership to the team to navigate a variety of issues.

"Federal Govt Affairs Update: What is Happening on Capitol Hill"


  1. Learner will gain a better understanding of the effects of Federal legislative and regulatory activity.

  2. Learner will gain in depth knowledge of current the current political landscape and how it can impact practice.

  3. Learner will gain an understanding of current legislative proposals and AANAs priorities.