Enhanced Recovery Webinar Series

In the first of its kind, the AANA is hosting a live webinar series concerning the various aspects of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery® (ERAS) protocols. CRNAs can advocate for patients by educating themselves and other healthcare providers about the importance of ERAS.

The knowledge to drive change.

This unique webinar series will empower you to champion ERAS protocols for your facility. You’ll hear directly from experts in your field and walk away with tips and insights for engaging your team and implementing and measuring an ERAS pathway. You’ll be armed with the knowledge you need to reduce the need for opioids, improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. No doubt you’ll have questions—and there will be time to ask them at the end of each webinar.

You can help solve the opioid crisis.

CRNAs are pain management experts who are uniquely qualified to help solve this problem using ERAS protocols. Be sure to attend the ERAS Webinar Series and become a change agent for your healthcare organization. Sign-up Today!

This webinar series is supported by an educational grant from Pacira.

 In order to receive CE credit for the webinar(s), you will need to complete the post-test, which will be made available once the webinar has concluded.


View from 30,000 Feet: Why Should I Embrace Enhanced Recovery?
1 Class A Credit, 0.25 Pharmacology Credit

Speaker: Lynn Reede, DNP, MBA, CRNA, FNAP

Live Webinar Date:  Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT

Learning Outcomes:

  • Provide a historical overview of enhanced recovery program successes and challenges.
  • Introduce elements of an enhanced recovery pathway and what metrics you will track to engage the team in continued improvement of the program and patient outcomes.
  • Discuss peri-procedure team and patient alignment strategies to support an enhanced recovery program.


Integrating Multimodal Pain Management Techniques into My Practice.
1 Class A Credit, 1 Pharmacology Credit

Speaker: Josh Newman, MSN, CRNA

Live webinar date:  September 25, 2019

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss why opioid-sparing anesthesia and analgesia techniques improve patient return to pre-procedure status and decrease risk of opioid dependency.
  • Describe the fundamental pharmacology and techniques for multimodal analgesia.
  • Outline how you will begin to or increase integration


Metrics to Assess Your Enhanced Recovery Program for Continued Improvement and Team Engagement.
1 Class A Credit

Speaker(s):  Carol Schmidt, MS, CRNA

Live Webinar Date:  October 30, 2019

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss how a continuous quality improvement utilizes a reporting and metric tracking process to create information for program optimization.
  • Identify the gaps in surgical and obstetric pathway metrics that you are currently collecting and would like to collect to support continued program improvement and staff engagement.
  • Describe your plan to optimize your current quality improvement program.


Webinar 4: Lessons learned: Meet the Interprofessional Team.
1 Class A Credit

Speakers:  Laura Ardizzone, DNP, CRAN, DCC, Kara Douglas, MS, BSN, CRNA and Josh Magnuson, MS, CRNA

Live Webinar Date:  December 4, 2019

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe leadership and business skills necessary to develop, implement and sustain an enhanced recovery pathway and program.
  • Outline communication techniques from real-life stories to address challenges experienced by the team.
  • Discuss patient education, engagement and communication techniques from the time the procedure is scheduled to 30-90 days postop.

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  1. View from 30,000 Feet: Why Should I Embrace Enhanced Recovery?

    View from 30,000 Feet: Why Should I Embrace Enhanced Recovery?


    General Price: $50.00

    Associate Member (Student) Price: $0.00

    Members Price: $0.00

    1.00 Class A Credit

    0.25 Pharm Credit

    Course Expiration Date: 8/4/2020

    The purpose of this program is for attendees to have a global understanding of the origins of ER, elements of an ER program, team implementation, and continuous quality improvement for patient engagement and optimization for expedited return to health.

    Supported by an educational grant provided by Pacira.

     ***Those that received CE credit for the live webinar, View of 30,000 Feet: Why Should I Embrace Enhanced Recovery?, CANNOT claim CE credit for this course.***

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