MeANA has worked hard to provide you with meaningful, informative educational sessions throughout 2021, all free of charge! We hope you enjoy attending our two educational sessions, one in the Spring and one in the Fall, along with reading journal articles at your leisure throughout the year. Join us on May 15th and October 16th for virtual education sessions. Included in this package are a series of journal articles along with a quiz that can be taken to receive credit.
Registration for the MeANA Spring Meeting ends at 5:00 PM ET. If anyone registers after the deadline, the meeting links will be sent out Saturday morning prior to the sessions starting.
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 2.0 Class A CE Credits; AANA Code Number 1040617; Expiration Date 05/15/2021
AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862
May 15th Spring Sessions:
7:45 – 8:00 AM: Welcome
8:00 – 9:00 AM: The Anesthesia Machine by Ashley Scheil, DNP, CRNA
9:00 – 9:10 AM: Hear from our Sponsor: Eagle Pharmaceuticals
9:10 – 10:10 AM: Medical Missions in Rural East Africa by Florence Zilko, MSN, CRNA
10:10 – 10:20 AM: Hear from our Sponsor: Verathon
10:20 – 10:40 AM: Legislation Update by Anne Perry
10:40-11:00 AM: Closing Remarks
Session One: The Anesthesia Machine by Ashley Scheil, DNP, CRNA
Ashley Scheil, DNP, CRNA is from Indianapolis, IN. She graduated from Marian University’s CRNA program in 2020 and works at Indiana University Health Arnett in Lafayette, IN. She and her husband, Andy, have an infant son, Noah, and a yellow lab named Mabel. Ashley’s DNP project entitled, “Podcasts as a Learning Adjunct in Nurse Anesthesia Education”, focused on supplementing traditional forms of education with alternative techniques such as podcasts, thus allowing her to reach thousands of CRNA’s and SRNA’s across the country. Her goal was to help reinforce anesthesia topics in a different, more convenient platform to make it easier for CRNAs and SRNAs to learn. Ashley’s podcasts can be found on “From the Head of the Bed”, along with numerous other anesthesia related podcasts by other providers.
Session Two: Medical Missions in Rural East Africa by Florence Zilko, MSN, CRNA
Florence Zilko is a Kenyan born, American trained Nurse Anesthetist. She left her country after high school in pursuit of further education in the land of opportunity. She received her Masters of Science in Anesthesia in 2016 from National University, California. She works as an independent contractor in Southern California. She went on her first medical mission trip to Kenya in January of 2018. The trip was life changing and it brought to life a childhood dream she had; to return to the country and be the difference. She was quickly identified as a leader and hence led two medical teams a year to Kenya. Her goal is to inspire and help remove the doubt one has towards serving on medical missions and to raise awareness on global opportunities.
October 16th Fall Sessions
7:45 – 8:00 AM: Welcome
8:00 – 9:00 AM: Anesthesia and Cancer Recurrence: What We Do May Matter by Carrie L. Frederick, MD
9:00 – 9:10 AM: Hear from our Sponsor!
9:10 – 10:10 AM: Clinical Teaching Workshop: Helping You Become a Wildly Effective Clinical Educator by Jon Lowrance, MSN, CRNA
10:10 – 10:20 AM: Hear from our Sponsor!
10:20 – 11:30: Business Meeting
Session One: Anesthesia and Cancer Recurrence: What We Do May Matter by Carrie L. Frederick, MD
Dr. Carrie Fredrick is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has specialized in anesthesia for outpatient and office-based surgery centers for the last 30 years. She completed her medical training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York and then moved to Portland, Maine to complete her residency in anesthesia..
In addition, Dr.Frederick is a retired Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in Anesthesia who was involved with the education of nurse anesthesia students at the University of New England, College of Health Professionals from 2005-2013. She also lectured as a guest speaker at the University’s College of Medicine and supervised UNE students at all levels, during clinical rotations. In 2010, she served as the Interim Medical Directory of the Physician Assistant Program at UNE and was a member of the Advisory Board to the Maine Board of Registration in Medicine for PA affair. Dr.Frederick was awarded the University of New England Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Dr. Frederick has published several articles in Outpatient Surgery Magazine. She has a particular interest in airway management and patient safety in the out-patient setting. She has served as a consultant to the State of Maine EMS Board regarding airway management in the pre-hospital setting and has also consulted for private surgery centers interested in narcotic sparing techniques and preparing for accreditation site visits.
Session Two: Clinical Teaching Workshop: Helping You Become a Wildly Effective Clinical Educator by Jon Lowrance, MSN, CRNA
Jon Lowrance, MSN, CRNA practices anesthesia and is the SRNA Clinical Coordinator at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He is a faculty member with NOLS Wilderness Medicine and Landmark Learning and produces the podcast From the Head of the Bed… a podcast for the anesthesia community.