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Nurse Anesthetists Association

The Kaiser Permanente Nurse Anesthetists Association (KPNAA) is a union of certified nurse anesthetists that work for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. We have 350 members of our union that work in facilities across the Southern California area. KPNAA members provide professional excellence through advocacy, unity, and vigilance.


Saturday, June 9, 2018
Carlsbad, California

Use an ED Day and Join Us June 9!

KPNAA is proud to announce the Annual Meeting held at the Sheraton Carlsbad on June 9, 2018. There are no fees for KPNAA Members to attend. Please note that we must give a firm headcount to the hotel so send your RSVP no later than June 1, 2018.

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When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Where: Sheraton Carlsbad
5480 Grand Pacific Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Agenda:   8:30 AM - Registration and Breakfast
  9:00 AM - Union Annual Meeting
10:00 AM - DNP Education Update from Sass Elisha
11:00 AM - Town Hall
11:30 AM - Education Session 1
12:30 PM - Lunch
  1:30 PM - Educational Sessions 2-4


[ Joanne Donnelly, CRNA, DNP

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.

Sessions Include:

-- Post-Extubation Airway Emergencies
    Prediction and Management

-- Obesity and OSA - Novel Ideas?

-- The Hazards of Neuromuscular Blockade

-- Hemorrhage - Implications and Treatment

Annual Meeting and Townhall Agenda

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Approval of Minutes
9:05 a.m. Swearing in of 2018-19 Board of Directors
9:15 a.m. Finance Report
9:30 a.m. Education Session 1
10:30 a.m. Education Session 2
11:30 a.m. Education Update from Sass Elisha
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Education Session 3
2:30 p.m. Education Session 4
3:30 p.m. Union Update: Local & National Bargaining & Q/A
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
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    Alliance of Health Care Unions

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[ pdf ]  Dues Authorization 2017

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    Robert Reich:
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[ pdf ]  KPNAA 2015 Contract/Compendium

[ pdf ]  2016 Modification of Article XXII
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[ pdf ]  2016 Per Diem Cancellation of Call  

[ pdf ]  2016 LOU Seniority & Date of Hire  

[ pdf ]  2017 Intra-Facility Status Exchange

[ pdf ]  2017 Incentive Pay
    and Compulsory Hours
    (Mandatory Overtime)
    Letter of Agreement

[ pdf ]  2017 Education Leave
    Letter of Understanding

[ pdf ]  National Agreement 2015

[ pdf ]  2018-2019 Member Calendar

[ pdf ]  KPNAA SHARE Qualifications

[ pdf ]  Grievance Form

[ pdf ]  Weingarten Rights

[ pdf ]  Definition of Consensus

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Heather Even  
KPNAA Manager  

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MSM President  

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