What to Expect at the LACES, Inc. Fall Beach Break & CPC Assessment Review

September 17-19, 2021
Orange Beach, Alabama
This will be like no continuing education seminar you have ever experienced.

Prepare for the CPC Assessment With Us

The LACES, Inc. 2021 Fall Beach Break & CPC Assessment Review will be like no continuing education seminar you have ever experienced. Imagine an in-depth, interactive pathophysiology review course (complete with a practice exam) to prepare for the NBCRNA’s mandatory Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Assessment that is designed to be fun and accessible for CRNAs of any age or experience level—set on one of the country’s most beautiful beaches. Offering more value than any other previous LACES seminar, this is one you cannot afford to miss.

The Scoop on the CPC Assessment

The CPC Assessment will become available to take online beginning in August 2021 and is required for CRNAs to take once every 8-year recertification cycle. Most CRNAs will take their first CPC Assessment either in the 2020-2024 or 2021-2025 CPC cycles depending on their certification schedule. The CPC Assessment is a performance standard assessment, not a pass/fail exam, that will assess your knowledge in four core areas of nurse anesthesia practice:

  • Airway Management
  • Applied Clinical Pharmacology
  • Human Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • Anesthesia Equipment, Technology, and Safety

The 150-question CPC Assessment is closed book and must be completed within a three-hour timeframe. It can be taken any time in your second 4-year cycle. If the overall performance standard is not met, the domains where remediation is needed will be identified and a minimum of one additional Class A credit in each of those will need to be taken. Our goal for this CPC Assessment review course is to help attendees feel prepared, confident and ready to tackle the CPC Assessment.

What to Expect at This Seminar

The LACES, Inc. 2021 Fall Beach Break & CPC Assessment Review focuses on a pathophysiology review to prepare attendees for the CPC Assessment. Before the seminar begins, registered attendees will receive a 150-question practice exam that will be self-graded at the end of the conference. Below you will find an outline of how the seminar will flow.

Friday, September 18

Eight hours of lecture beginning at 7:30am covering the following topics:

  • Review of Pulmonary Pathophysiology and the Related Pharmacological Considerations of Anesthesia Care, Part I
  • Review of Pulmonary Pathophysiology and the Related Pharmacological Considerations of Anesthesia Care, Part II
  • Review of the Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and the Related Pharmacological Conditions of Anesthesia Care, Part I
  • Review of the Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and the Related Pharmacological Conditions of Anesthesia Care, Part II
  • A Review and Update on Anesthesia Machines and Gas Exchange
  • A review of Advanced Pulmonary Pathophysiology
  • A Review of Advanced Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and the Impact on Anesthesia Care
  • Questions, answers and discussion time.

Saturday, September 19

Eight hours of lecture beginning at 7:30am covering the following topics:

  • Overview of Neurological Physiology
  • Review of the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Anesthesia Care and Pharmacological Agents for Neurological Surgery
  • Technology and Neurological Monitoring During Anesthesia
  • Understanding the Physiology of the Human Endocrine System
  • Pharmacological and Pathophysiological Considerations of Diabetes
  • An Overview of Renal Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Questions, answers and discussion time.

Sunday, September 20

Four hours of learning beginning at 7:30am to include the following topics:

  • Advanced Review of Cardio-Pulmonary Anesthesia and Coexisting Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Review of Anesthesia Technologies in Physiological Assessment
  • Two hours of review and discussion of the practice exam.

How We Plan to Make an In-Depth Pathophysiology Review Fun

 

 

Since 1990, LACES has been in the business of making CRNA continuing education fun. This in-depth pathophysiology review is no different! To keep this seminar as engaging and interactive as possible, we have selected two of our most highly-rated speakers of all time:

Dru Riddle, PhD, DNP, CRNA, FAAN and Garry Brydges, PhD, DNP, MBA, CRNA, ACNP-BC, FAAN.

Drs. Brydges and Riddle are highly qualified to lead this important review and have a knack for teaching complex matters in ways that are easy to understand. When they have spoken at past LACES conferences, their evaluations are unanimously stellar.

Meet Our Speakers

Dr. Brydges is the Chief Nurse Anesthetist and Director of Anesthesia Quality & Outcomes at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston,  Texas, overseeing a group of over 110 CRNAs. He also serves as a new board member for the NBCRNA and is a Past President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. In addition, he is adjunct faculty at University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia Programs.

Dr. Riddle is Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Texas Christian University School of Nurse Anesthesia in Fort Worth, Texas and currently serves as AANA Region 7 Director. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Translational Research: A JBI Center of Excellence. Dr. Riddle’s research interests include evidence based healthcare, pharmacogenomics, and genetic implications for anesthesia care.  Additionally, he has spoken nationally and internationally on evidence based healthcare, systematic review strategies, and various clinical anesthesia topics.

To make this seminar even MORE fun, Blumark Tax is generously sponsoring a happy hour at the conclusion of Saturday’s program. This event will provide a great way to unwind after a full day of pathophysiology review while networking with other CRNAs. Cheers to Blumark Tax!

Why You Should Attend This Seminar

If you have ever attended a LACES meeting at the Perdido Beach Resort, your experience this time will be different. Every single guest room has been completely renovated from top to bottom, meeting spaces have been reimagined and there are more amenities offered than ever before. This luxurious beachfront paradise is the perfect place to enjoy a memorable weekend getaway. With five onsite dining options, three onsite bars, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, live entertainment and plenty of activities, you will never have to leave the resort.

Book your room here by August 17, 2021 to take advantage of our group discount of only $159 per night!

How to Sign Up

Registering for the LACES, Inc. 2021 Fall Beach Break & CPC Assessment Review is easy and only takes a few minutes. Make sure to register by September 3, 2021 to take advantage of earlybird rates (only $475 for 20 Class A CE credits!). Simply click the button below, complete the registration form and pay by credit card or mailed check.

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