Invitation

On behalf of the VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia and NAFA VCU, Dr. Nickie Damico invites you to join us to celebrate our generous donors and learn about our scholars’ doctoral projects.

Join us in-person at our home in Richmond at the VCU College of Health Professions, or virtually via Zoom on August 12 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm. Please RSVP below so that we can better prepare for your potential visit. All are welcome!

Registration

Free – all are welcome! RSVP here.

Program Overview

Strategies for Enhancing Patient Safety in Anesthesia: Evidence-Based Approaches

presented by Jiale (Gary) Hu, PhD, RN, FAAN

Objective:

Outline and evaluate the latest updates in evidence-based nursing anesthesia practices, focusing on their potential to enhance patient safety during anesthesia procedures.

The Fallacaro Patient Safety Endowment

Atropine, Odansetron, and Ketorolac Protocol for Amniotic Fluid Embolism

presented by Rachel Price, SRNA

Objective:

Describe the current evidence supporting the use of Atropine, Odansetron, and Toradol (A-OK) for Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE).

Doctoral Project Committee

Crystal O’Guin, DNP, CRNA - Chair
Rebekah L. Carmel, PhD, CRNA

Cecil Drain Scholarship

A Proactive Approach: Medication Error Prevention in the Transition from Bedside Registered Nurse to Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist

presented by Victoria Johnson, SRNA

Objective:

Discuss interventions equipping SRNAs with a robust toolkit of strategies to limit or eliminate medication errors and developing a proactive approach to patient safety early in their transition into nurse anesthesia.

Doctoral Project Committee

Jiale (Gary) Hu, PhD, RN, FAAN - Chair
Jerrol “Jay” Wallace, DNP, CRNA, CAPT, USN, NC, FAANA

District V/VANA Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Prehabilitation Optimization

presented by Christian Norton, SRNA

Objective:

Identify the most efficacious preoperative exercise routine for implementation preoperatively to reduce perioperative complications.

Doctoral Project Committee

Nicole Damico, PhD, CRNA, CHSE, FAANA - Chair
Jodi C. Carlsen, DNAP, CRNA, APRN

Incorporating Research Evidence into Nurse Anesthesia Practice

presented by Jiale (Gary) Hu, PhD, RN, FAAN

Objective:

Identify and connect recent research developments in nurse anesthesia to their application in clinical settings.

Leslie Jeter Scholarship

Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring In The Setting of Hypoperfusion and Appropriate Perioperative Fluid Management

presented by Neil Sagrado, SRNA

Objective:

Appraises the incorporation of Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring (NHDM) into perioperative fluid management to improve patient outcomes by optimizing organ perfusion and preventing hypoperfusion.

Doctoral Project Committee

Jiale (Gary) Hu, PhD, RN, FAAN - Chair
Jerrol “Jay” Wallace, DNP, CRNA, CAPT, USN, NC, FAANA


Utilizing Pre-Recorded Video Supplementation for Epidural Analgesia Informed Consent in Obstetric Anesthesia

presented by Madison Miller, SRNA

Objective:

Describe a multimedia technology, specifically a pre-recorded video, discussing epidural analgesia to augment the informed consent process for women who potentially desire neuraxial analgesia to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with labor and delivery.

Doctoral Project Committee

Jiale (Gary) Hu, PhD, RN, FAAN - Chair
Jerrol “Jay” Wallace, DNP, CRNA, CAPT, USN, NC, FAANA

Endowed Scholarship Awards

Learn more about our endowed scholarship awards.

Interested in joining us to support the future of the specialty? Contact us at nrsa@vcu.edu to explore how you can make an impact.

AANA Prior Approved CE

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 2.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1044582; Expiration Date 8/12/2024.

Learn more about our programs. Questions? Contact us at nafa@vcu.edu.