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The Kaiser Permanente Nurse Anesthetists Association is a union of certified nurse anesthetists that work for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. We have 370 members of our union that work in facilities across the Southern California area. KPNAA members provide professional excellence through advocacy, unity, and vigilance.

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Marina del Rey, California

Use an ED Day and Join Us January 27! KPNAA is proud to announce the 5th Annual Winter Educational Conference in partnership with Med City Anesthesia Seminars. There are no fees for KPNAA Members to attend.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1035329; Expiration Date 1/27/2018.

AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 2.75 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.


Email or call 714-532-4034.

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Where: Marriott Marina del Rey
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Agenda:   6:30 AM  -  Registration and Breakfast
  7:00 AM  -  Educational Sessions 1-4
11:00 AM  -  Union Town Hall
12:00 PM  -  KPNAA Awards Lunch
  1:00 PM  -  Educational Sessions 5-8


Pressure Volume Loops
Dru Riddle, CRNA, DNP, PhD

Numbers and Numbers!
Interpretation of Intraoperative Coags and ABGs

Dru Riddle, CRNA, DNP, PhD

Pharmacogenomics in Anesthesia Care

Dru Riddle, CRNA, DNP, PhD

Vigilance in the OR
Technology/Social Media Distractions

Dru Riddle, CRNA, DNP, PhD

Inotropes and Vasopressors
Are You Using The Right Recipe?

Joanne Donnelly, CRNA, DNP

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
A Paradigm Shift?

Joanne Donnelly, CRNA, DNP

Wellness - What, Why, And How
Tips for Success

Joanne Donnelly, CRNA, DNP

Intraoperative Crisis Management
Joanne Donnelly, CRNA, DNP


[ Dru Riddle ]   Dru Riddle, CRNA, DNP, PhD
   Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
   Associate Director
   TCU Center for Evidence Based Practice & Research:
   A Collaborating Center
   of the Joanna Briggs Institute
   Texas Christian University
   School of Nurse Anesthesia
   Fort Worth, Texas

Dru is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the School of Nurse Anesthesia at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He is also director, Center for Translational Research at the Health Innovations Institute at TCU. He completed his nurse anesthesia training at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and works clinically at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas with a special interest in high-risk OB anesthesia. Dru completed his PhD in nursing and pharmacogenomics at the Medical University of South Carolina and his DNP at Texas Christian University. Dru has been a practicing CRNA for over 13 years and has an active research program focusing on personalized medicine and genetics. He has presented nationally and internationally on research methodologies, genetics, and clinical anesthesia topics.

[ Joanne Donnelly ]   Joanne Donnelly, CRNA, DNP
   Chief Nurse Anesthetist
   Staff Nurse Anesthetist
   American Anesthesiology MN, P.A.
   Lakeville, Minnesota

Joanne is currently the Chief CRNA at American Anesthesiology of MN, Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. She received her Masters of Science in Anesthesia from Columbia University in 1997. Her diverse clinical experience of 20 years has included positions held at Los Angeles County Medical Center, NorthShore Health System in Chicago, Wake Forest and the University of Colorado. Joanne has been actively involved in education for 19 years, serving as clinical director at NorthShore and Wake Forest and currently holds an academic appointment at St. Mary's University and is adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt University. She earned her DNP from Vanderbilt University in 2011, focused on patient safety and communication at handoff. Joanne has written book chapters, published in educational journals, and spoken nationally and internationally. Her research interests include patient safety, medical errors, human factors, and airway management. She has also served as an expert witness for the past 15 years.

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Town Hall and Awards Luncheon
During lunch we will be holding our town hall followed by our annual awards honoring CRNAs across the region.