The California Association of Nurse Anesthetists (CANA) is proud to announce the creation of a NEW Online Education Platform open to all CRNA professionals. This platform provides an on-demand, affordable, easy way to earn Class A credits (certified and approved by AANA).

This new Online Education Platform is the latest in our continuing efforts to increase educational and networking opportunities for CRNA professionals and CANA members. By taking courses through CANA, not only do you save money, but you also help to support our local efforts to protect the scope of CRNA practice on the State and National levels, and continue our commitment to ensuring safe, cost-effective anesthesia care for patients. Our online education is open to CANA members and professionals who are not CANA members, such as AANA members from other states.

CANA is currently offering five sessions for Class A CE credit, starting at just $25, as well as three Class B CE credit session complimentary to those interested. Each session was originally presented at the CANA Web Conference on May 2, 2020 and the Virtual Fall Meeting 2020 on October 17-18, 2020.

Credit Reporting: The online system will automatically provide you with a downloadable CE certificate and report your credits to the AANA upon completion.

Getting Started: Click on each session title below to learn more about our online offerings, then based on your membership status select the correct pathway to access the online education platform. Enroll in the courses you would like to take, watch the video recording, and complete the post-test and evaluation form. It’s that simple!

Presented by: Garry Brydges, PhD, DNP, MBA,CRNA, ACNP-BC, FAAN

As the global COVID-19 pandemic exceeds 1 million cases, 25% of those cases reside in the United States. Total deaths in the United States 5,500 cases before the surge. Many healthcare providers on the frontline are becoming infected with the virus, with some dying. There are many unknowns and postulations in managing a COVID-19 case. One area of main concern includes the profound inflammatory response on the pulmonary system. This topic will focus on some of the current strategies managing the intubate COVID-19 patient.

Learner Objectives:

  • Describe the pulmonary pathophysiology created by coronavirus.
  • Describe current clinical approaches to managing a COVID-19 infection.
  • Describe the trends in outcomes from COVID-19 infections.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 1.25 Class A CE credits.

Fee: $35

Presented by: Dianna M. Heikkila, PhD, CRNA

Briefly discuss emotional intelligence (EI) and the four dimensions of EI. Review the literature of EI in healthcare. Discuss the research regarding the relationship between EI and burnout syndrome and the implications for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).

Learner Objectives:

  • Identify the four dimensions of emotional intelligence (EI) and how the four dimensions are interrelated.
  • Discuss the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) in healthcare and the implications for healthcare, specifically CRNAs

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 0.75 Class A CE credits.

Fee: $25

Presented by: Maria van Pelt, PhD, CRNA, FAAN

Most health care professional will experience an adverse event/near miss and/or patient death in the course of their career. Policies and procedures on how to handle the aftermath of these events and the emotional well-being of the health care professional have not been mandated. If a “business as usual” mentality is adopted, this may lead to dysfunctional behavior, subsequent harm to the health care professional and suboptimal care for subsequent patients. This lecture provides an overview of the impact that a memorable event may have on the health care professional and the patient safety implications.

Learner Objective:

  • Increase awareness and knowledge surrounding the impact of a memorable event may have on a health care provider and identify ways of coping.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 0.75 Class A CE credits.

Fee: $25

This lecture will provide you with a systematic approach for reading a Chest X-ray and practice interpreting not only pulmonary, but cardiac concerns vital for Nurse Anesthesia practice.

Kristie Hoch, DNP, MS, CRNA, RRT

Learner Objectives:

  • Know the ABCDE’s of reading a Chest X-ray (CXR)
  • Understand the value of knowing how to assess an airway on a CXR
  • Review Cardiac anatomy and warning signs a CXR can reveal
  • Interpret various CXR’s with skill.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 1 Class A CE credits.

Fee: $30

Christy Davis, CRNA; Laurel Schooler, CRNA, MS

Can a CRNA provide exceptional care to patients AND be a fiscally productive business owner? Learn from two leading CRNAs as they discuss how to run your business to be efficient, revenue generating, and safe, especially during a worldwide pandemic.

Learner Objectives:

  • Define what equipment must be present to perform a safe anesthetic, in private practice offices.
  • Know three key factors every CRNA should understand when billing for their services.
  • Know how to keep yourself and the patient safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, in independent practice settings.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for .25 Class A CE credits.

Fee: $15

CWC from left to right, starting from the top: Charles Griffis, PhD, CRNA; Tiffany Uranga, DNP, CRNA; Anna Lai Mark, CRNA; and Emily J Marsh, BSN, RN, SRNA.

The CANA Wellness Committee, CWC, will explore human response to situations of uncertainty and crisis, such as COVID19, and offer strategies for both the CRNA and SRNA to help build/rebuild resilience and counterbalance stress and boost overall wellbeing, personally and professionally.

Learner Objectives:

  • Acknowledge natural human responses to uncertain and critical situations.
  • Identify physiologic and psychologic signs and symptoms of increased stress and weakened resolve, especially during uncertainty and crises.
  • Explore physiologic and psychologic stressors specific to the anesthesia provider and anesthesia student in response to uncertain and critical situations; including but not limited to practice-training uncertainty, personal safety, & life balance.
  • Describe wellness-enhancing and counterbalancing modalities to mitigate stressors and build resilience during uncertainty and crises.
  • Highlight the purpose of the CANA Wellness Committee (CWC) and how to connect with CWC committee members.
  • Outline additional wellness resources and strategies offered by CWC and AANA for personal resilience and general wellbeing both for maintenance care and during uncertain times.

This program qualifies for up to 0.5 Class B CE credits.

Fee: Complimentary

Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAAN

In this session, Dr. Lena Gould, Founder & CEO of the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program, will take a deep dive into the history of racial disparity in the healthcare industry and patient care, the impact of racism in the nurse anesthesia profession specifically, and strategies to mitigate the negative impacts racial disparity has within communities of color.

Learner Objectives:

  • Identify the population and cultural shifts in the United States
  • Describe historical impact of diversity in Nurse Anesthesia and healthcare profession
  • Discuss relevant impact of racism, racial disparities in nurse anesthesia profession & COVID19

This program qualifies for up to 0.75 Class B CE credits.

Fee: Complimentary

Scott Joyce, CRNA, DNP, ARNP

Performing anesthesia in austere environments can be very challenging to the provider. Delivering anesthesia in these environments without basic resources such as running water to lack of anesthesia equipment or medications change the way we think about providing the anesthetic. The results and lessons learned from performing anesthesia in these challenging environments present opportunities for providers to implement in their practice in both small rural practices as well as larger metropolitan areas.

Learner Objectives:

  • Understand current challenges of performing anesthesia in austere environments
  • Identify relationships of performing anesthesia in austere environments in comparison to metropolitan areas
  • Identify current macro and micro trends in performing anesthesia in austere environments
  • Evaluate and apply current tools of the trade to successfully manage patients in both austere and metropolitan environments
  • Synthesize current information and apply to your patients today

This program qualifies for up to 0.50 Class B CE credits.

Fee: Complimentary

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Click one of the links below purchase access to the online education sessions. Please note that the log-in account is separate from the CANA website. If it is your first time accessing this education platform, please click “Create An Account” to set up a username and password. If you have purchased education sessions before, you can simply click “Log In” to proceed.