Spinal/Epidural with Obstetrics Essentials Workshop

Join us for one of our most highly recommended workshops — now in hybrid format — to earn CE credits, get hands-on practice, and learn clinical techniques you can apply right away.    

When: October 26-27, 2024

Where: University of Cincinnati School of Nursing 

Who: CRNAs/nurse anesthesiologists interested in spinal, epidural, and obstetrics anesthesia 

Cost$999 members/ $1,199 nonmembers

*Cost includes self-study online modules that must be completed before the hands-on workshop.  

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Workshop Topics

- Physiology and Pathophysiology of Pregnancy

- Neuraxial Pharmacology  

- Spinal Techniques and Applications  

- Analgesia/Anesthesia Techniques 

- Clinical Applications of Spinal & Epidural Anesthesia Procedures  

- Introduction to the Application of Ultrasound Using Live Models  

Meet the Instructors

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Expand your professional opportunities  

Work alongside industry experts and other CRNAs/nurse anesthesiologists who can help you expand your network and discover career opportunities.   

Learn from the leaders in the field

You’ll leave the workshop with clinically applicable techniques taught by highly experienced and engaging fellow CRNAs/nurse anesthesiologists.    

Get hands-on practice

We keep the classroom space intimate and class size small, so that every attendee can get the most out of the course — including hands-on practice with live models. 

Earn 22 Class A Credits

Take the uncertainty out of your continuing education. AANA workshops are designed to help you learn new skills and meet your requirements easily and efficiently. Earn 14 credits from the hands-on workshop and 8 from the online asynchronous course. 

Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, CRNA, FAANA, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Nursing & Nurse Anesthesia Program Director at the University of Cincinnati

With 20+ years of experience, Dr. Clayton is a respected clinician, researcher, advocate, and educator for CRNAs, SRNAs, and other nursing professionals. She is an AANA Fellow and a primary contributor to the AANA Analgesia and Anesthesia for the Obstetric Patient Guidelines. She will share her expertise and experience on several spinal, epidural, and obstetrics topics at this year’s workshop.  

Franklin McShane, DNP, CRNA  
Associate Professor & Director of Nursing Simulation at Rosalind Franklin University

Dr. McShane’s extensive experience includes serving as both a CRNA and program director for the U.S. Army and being the vice president for an independent private practice anesthesia group, as well as president of the Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He is also a respected author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.  

Sarena Vargo, MSN, CRNA  
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Cincinnati, Ohio  

Sarena Vargo will join us to share her extensive knowledge from 15 years of experience as a CRNA. Since graduating with honors and receiving her Master of Science in Nursing in 2007, she has delivered quality clinical care working alongside other doctors, specialists, and medical groups, including Mercy Fairfield Hospital and Anesthesia Group Practice Inc. 

Mary Nadolny, MS, CRNA  
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Portland, Maine   

Mary Nadolny is a CRNA with more than three decades of experience, a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Emory University. She served for 28 years as a CRNA in the U.S. Navy on numerous deployments around the globe.   

Lisa Osborne-Smith PhD, CRNA, FAANA  
Associate Professor of Nursing & Program Director of Nurse Anesthesia at Oregon Health Sciences University  

Lisa Osborne-Smith, PhD, CRNA, FAANA, is an Associate Professor of Nursing and the Program Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. She retired from the U.S. Navy after 26 years of active-duty service and remains a practicing CRNA at OHSU. She is also the Associate Editor of the AANA Journal.  

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Thomas L. Minges, DNP, CRNA 
Faculty, DNP Project Coordinator and Obstetric Clinical Rotation Coordinator at University of Cincinnati Nurse Anesthesia Program

Dr. Minges is intricately involved in the Obstetric Anesthesia Education at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for Nurse Anesthesiology Students, Resident Medical Doctors, and new hire nurse anesthesiologists. This includes leading the cadaveric obstetrical anesthesia simulation and obstetrical trainee orientation. Nationally, he is member of the AANA Simulation Committee with a focus in obstetrical crisis management and has been a hands-on simulation facilitator for the AANA’s Spinal/Epidural Workshop. He is excited to join the faculty presenting team this year to share his experience and knowledge of neuraxial anesthesia.  

Accreditation Statement: This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 14.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1044566; Expiration Date 10/27/2024.  AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 4.25 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.

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

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862. 

8 Class A Credit self-study online modules must be completed asynchronously prior to the hands-on workshop. The online portion of the class will open by April 15, 2024. Registrants will be notified via email when the site opens and how to access it.

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