2017 NANA Fall Conference Schedule

October 27-29, 2017 in Lincoln at Bryan College of Health Sciences

The NANA Fall Conference will be October 27-29, 2017 in Lincoln at Bryan College of Health Sciences. This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 15.00 Class A CE credits and up to 4 CE Credits in Pharmacology/Therapeutics.

Local and National Speakers will be presenting highlighted by; LTC Peter Strube, CRNA and Jill Krystofinski, CRNA. There will also be a social event Saturday evening at the Venue.  

The Fall NANA business meeting will be Saturday as part of a NANA/AANA Update and all Nebraska CRNAs and SRNAs are encouraged to attend.

Full Program Conference Registration includes: 
• Admission to continuing education courses
• AANA recording of CEs
• All meals, breaks & refreshments
• Saturday Evening Social Event

Daily Conference Registration includes: 
• Admission to continuing education courses
• AANA recording of CEs
• Meals, breaks & refreshments for day attendee registered

REGISTERING NOTE: Please enter the number of registrations you are purchasing next to the registration option you choose. 

This form stopped accepting submissions on October 26, 2017 12:00 am CDT.

Questions? Please contact the NANA office: 402/476-3852 or


Friday October 27 (4 Hours)

4:00-5:00pm \\ ERAS - Breaking the Myth // LTC Peter Strube, CRNA, DNAP, MSNA, APNP, ARNP
This lecture will review the recent developments and anesthetic implications for a comprehensive ERAS system, along with the CRNA’s role in ERAS protocols. This lecture also focuses on the power of an enhanced recovery protocol through promotion of evidence based choices leading to improved patient care.

5:00-6:00pm \\ New Pain processes: Esmolol Infusions, Alpha 2 blockers; Can we do Anesthesia Without Narcotics? // LTC Peter Strube, CRNA, DNAP, MSNA, APNP, ARNP
This lecture focuses on using alternative pain control methods in a multi-modal approach to patient care. This lecture will also focus on non-traditional interventions for pain control.

6:00-6:30pm \\ Break

6:30-7:30pm \\ Dashboards and Metrics:  MIPS system, How to Get Data From the EMR and Increasing Patient Satisfaction Scores // LTC Peter Strube, CRNA, DNAP, MSNA, APNP, ARNP
This lecture will focus on tools, tricks and the impact of evaluation tools on reimbursement rates. The CRNA will also be introduced to the concept of the MIPS system and dashboards. This will allow the  CRNA to understand how utilization of various data sets can improve patient care.

7:30-8:30pm \\ Financial Literacy for the CRNA // Iner Joelson, Granite Financial Solutions
The Financial Literacy for the CRNA module covers: taxation, W2-v-1099 employment challenges and concerns, managing risk, investing, retirement considerations and inflation.

Saturday, October 28 (7 Hours)

7:00-7:30 am \\ Breakfast with Vendors

7:30-8:30 am \\ Trauma Resuscitation and New Trauma Protocols // LTC Peter Strube, CRNA, DNAP, MSNA, APNP, ARNP
This lecture will focus on the latest trauma resuscitation techniques as well as new pharmaceutical techniques for stabilizing and anesthetizing the trauma patient.

8:30-9:30 am \\ Illegal Drugs and Anesthetic Implications: Carfentanil, LSD, Cocaine, Heroin // LTC Peter Strube, CRNA, DNAP(c), MSNA, APNP, ARNP
This lecture will explore the impact of illegal drug use on anesthetic practice. The lecture will introduce new illegal drugs as well as a potential antidote treatment for selected illegal drugs.

9:30-10:15 am \\ Vendor Break

10:15-11:15 am \\ Pharmacogentics and Genomics: The Era of Personalized Anesthesia // LTC Peter Strube, CRNA, DNAP, MSNA, APNP, ARNP
This lecture will focus on pharmacogentic techniques which may drive a more personalized anesthesia practice. Basic genetic principles employed to create a personalized anesthesia plan of care will be reviewed.

11:15-12:15 pm \\ Practical Applications of Preoperative Echocardiogram Results // Shannon Pecka, CRNA
This one hour session will review findings associated with preoperative echocardiogram evaluations. Differences in systolic and diastolic dysfunction will be explored. Implications of diastolic dysfunction will be discussed in relation to anesthetic management strategies.

12:15-1:00 pm \\ Lunch with Vendors

1:00-2:00 pm \\ AANA/NANA Update
A one hour review, discussion and question and answer period related to the professional health care policy and advocacy issues at the national and state level.

2:00-2:30 pm \\ Vendor Break

2:30-3:30 pm \\ Burn Anesthesia: A Basic Review Plus Anesthetic Techniques from Admission through Discharge for Both In & Out Patients // Jill Krystofinski, CRNA, MSN
Includes a review of burn physiology. Preoperative assessment and management, intraoperative management, and post-operative follow up will be discussed. A plan of care for improved delivery and for subsequent surgeries is included.

3:30-4:30 pm \\ Clinical Vignettes; Three Burn Case Studies & An Ongoing Burn Research Study // Jill Krystofinski, CRNA, MSN
Case study: Management of patient with Desomorphine usage, overdose, and anesthetic requirements. Case study: Management of a Methadone Maintained Patient (MMP) with 36% second and third degree burns. Case study: Management of airway and multiple anesthetic for a self-immolation patient five months post injury. Ongoing audiovisual distraction technique for burn patients in a unique operating room.

5:00-6:30 pm \\ Saturday Evening Social at the Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Join your colleagues and friends on Saturday evening for a social event at the Venue Restaurant & Lounge (4111 Pioneer Woods Drive, Lincoln, NE) from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. It’s a great time to renew acquaintances and meet new CRNAs and SRNAs in a casual environment. The event features light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Registration fee is included as a bonus with conference registration, but conference attendance is not required to attend the social. If you would like to attend the Social only, or if you would like to bring a guest, register online here or call the NANA office at 402-476-3852.

Sunday, October 29 (4 Hours)

8:00-9:00 am \\ Ketamine and Gabapentin: Their Past and Present Places in our Anesthetic Armory // Jill Krystofinski, CRNA, MSN
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of Ketamine and Gabapentin will be discussed.

9:00-10:00 am \\ Anesthetic Implications of Cardiopulmonary Toxicity Secondary to Cancer Treatment // Susan McCord, SRNA and Sharon Hadenfeldt, CRNA
The one hour review will discuss the pathophysiology of cardio-pulmonary impairments induced by antineoplastic treatments, the agents associated with such impairments, and synthesize best practice recommendations for improved perioperative management of surgical patient with these toxicities.

10:00-10:30 am \\ Break

10:30-11:30 am \\ Everest Research // Mike Hamilton, CRNA
A discussion of the Mount Everest Extreme Expedition. A review of research into hypoxia and human performance at extreme altitude aimed at improving the care of the critically ill and other patients where hypoxia is a fundamental problem.

11:30-12:30 pm \\ CRNA Mission Work // Julie Davis, CRNA
A discussion regarding Volunteering outside the US.


There is a block of rooms available at the Hampton Inn South-Heritage Park (5922 Vandervoort Drive, Lincoln, NE 68516). Rates for a single or double room are $99.00 (+tax). To receive this rate, you must make your reservation by September 29, 2017. 

There are two options for making a reservation:

  • You can call, 402.420-7800 or 1-800-HAMPTON and identify yourself as part of the Nebraska Association of Nurse Anesthetists Group. 
  • Or you can click the following link to book online: (and use NNA Group Code)

If you have any questions or issues, please let us know (402/476-3852 or

Refund Policy

Refund Policy: A refund, less $100 administration fee, will be given for all written requests received by the NANA office through October 23, 2017. Refund requests received after October 23, 2017 will be reviewed by the NANA Board. All refunds will be mailed within 30 days after the conference. You may send a substitute in lieu of refund by informing the NANA office in writing at No refunds for the Saturday Evening Social. 

This form stopped accepting submissions on October 26, 2017 12:00 am CDT.