February 8-11, 2017


for the practicing CRNA

presented at:

The Caribe Hilton
1 San Geronimo Grounds
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

February 8 - 11, 2017
25 Class A CE Credits

This program will provide your entire annual CE requirements

Program Description

This seminar offers the practicing CRNA an opportunity to share thoughts and learn from leading educators in the field of Anesthesia. The planned lectures will focus on clinical topics. The program will be presented in an interactive format which encourages audience participation and ample time will be provided for open forum discussions, problem solving, and answers to questions. The goal of the conference is to provide information which will lead to improved patient care and safety and to provide the annual requirement for CE credits under the CPC Program.

Program Faculty

Sandra Maree-Ouellette, CRNA, MEd
Director Emeritus - Nurse Anesthesia Program
North Carolina Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Richard G. Ouellette, CRNA, MEd
Clinical Instructor - Nurse Anesthesia Program
North Carolina Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Hernando DeSoto, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director - Operating Room Services
University of Forida at Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida

Louis M. Guzzi, MD, FCCM
Attending in Anesthesiology
Attending in Critical Care Medicine
The Florida Hospital
Orlando, Florida

Program Agenda

Wednesday AM February 8, 2017
Sandra and Richard Ouellette

0600 - 0700 .... Breakfast
0700 - 0800 .... Anesthetic Implications of Congestive Heart Failure
0800 - 0900 .... Utilizing the LMA Family of Devices (1)
0900 - 0915 .... Break
0915 - 1015 .... Utilizing the LMA Family of Devices (2)
1015 - 1115 .... Sugammadex - do we need it?
1115 - 1215 .... Interactive Review and Discussion

Wednesday PM
Sandra and Richard Ouellette

1215 - 1315 .... Luncheon
1315 - 1415 .... Noise and Other Distractions in the OR

1415 - 1515 .... Managing Cervical Spine Injury
1515 - 1530 .... Break
1530 - 1630 .... Anesthesia for Robot Assisted Prostatectomy
1630 - 1730 .... Perioperative Stroke: Etiology and Prevention
1730 - 1830 .... Interactive Review and Discussion

Thursday AM February 9, 2017
Hernando De Soto

0700 - 0800 .... Breakfast
0800 - 0900 .... Is it Safe to Anesthetize Children?
0900 - 1000 .... New Drugs in our Armamentarium
1000 - 1015 .... Break
1015 - 1115 .... Dealing with Pediatric Complications
1115 - 1215 .... Anesthesia for the High-Risk Parturient
1215 - 1315 .... Interactive Review and Discussion

Friday AM February 10, 2017
Hernando De Soto

0700 - 0800 .... Breakfast
0800 - 0900 .... Current Thinking on Multimodal Management of PONV
0900 - 1000 .... Fire in the OR: Prevention/Management
1000 - 1015 .... Break

Louis M. Guzzi

1015 - 1115 .... TIVA: Is it a Dying Art?
1115 - 1215 .... Endocrinopathies and Anesthesia
1215 - 1315 .... Interactive Review and Discussion

Saturday AM February 11, 2017
Louis M. Guzzi

0700 - 0800 .... Breakfast
0800 - 0900 .... Enhanced Recovery after Surgery: General Considerations
0900 - 1000 .... Enhanced Recovery after Surgery: Anesthesia Implications
1000 - 1015 .... Break
1015 - 1115 .... Acid-Base Physiology
1115 - 1215 .... Diagnosing and Treating Acid-Base Disorders
1215 - 1315 .... Interactive Review and Final Discussion

Accreditation Statements

This program is prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 25 Class A Credits. Code Number 1033432; Expiration Date: 02/11/17.

IPGE is approved by the California BRN to provide Continuing Education Courses for Registered Professional Nurses. Provider Number 2374. This activity meets the criteria for 25 CE Credits

This program meets the criteria for 8 Pharmacology Hours and 20 Clinical Management Hours.

NOTE: IPGE does not support or offer CE credit for Anesthesiologist Assistants

Virtual Syllabus

To access the Virtual Syllabus, please click on the "Virtual Syllabus" Link below. When prompted to do so, enter "Syllabus@ipge.com" for the username and 2013ipge for the password. All lectures are in .pdf format and may be downloaded and/or printed. The format is three slides to a page and adjacent space for notes. As a reminder, the syllabus material is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the author.

San Juan Virtual Syllabus

New Special Benefit for Registrants at this Meeting

If your travel plans are disrupted by flight cancellations or other travel delays and this causes you to be late or miss entirely the first morning session, IPGE now provides protection against loss of credits. If this happens to you and you report it by calling or emailing us we will create a complimentary CE Anywhere on-line account in your name with up to 5 free credits. This will allow you to earn the credits you missed without incurring additional cost. We hope that this inconvenience never happens, but since it often does, we now have you covered.

Tuition Fees


Daily Fees:
Wednesday: $425.00; Thurs. - Sat $295.00
 add $50.00 after January 28.

Please call 877-692-0432 for daily registration.

Tuition fees include all CE Activities, Daily Breakfast, Luncheon on Wednesday, All Break Functions, AANA Credit Recording and Record Keeping,
Certificate of Attendance and Syllabus on USB Drive

Refund Policy and Disclaimers

A full refund less $150.00 application processing fee may be obtained if notice of cancellation is received in writing or by Email (ipgeseminars@ipge.com) no later than January 28, 2017. After this date no refunds are made. If IPGE cancels the program, a full refund will be provided unless cancellation is due to a natural or man made disaster (fire, flood, earthquake, weather-related, strike, acts of war or terrorism or any other cause beyond the control of IPGE). In this event, a tuition free voucher is provided valid for a period of two years from date of issue. IPGE assumes no responsibility for penalties imposed by airline, hotels, or other suppliers.



For a non-refundable fee of $45.00 IPGE will waive all refund restrictions until the day before the seminar begins (Tuesday, February 7, 2017). To purchase this option, check the appropriate box on your application or advise the registrar if phoning in your reservation and add $45.00 to your tuition fee. This option must be purchased at the time of registration.  Note: The refund assurance plan appears as a default in the tuition fees section when registering online. Click "REMOVE" if you do not wish to assure a full refund in the event of cancellation.


All participating faculty are requested to submit any potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise, which may exist in their areas of presentation. IPGE reserves the right to substitute a speaker or topic if the need arises. No prior notification of changes is made. Every effort to preserve Course content will be made. IPGE assumes no responsibility for failure of third party suppliers to meet their obligations. IPGE assumes no responsibility for comments or information provided by faculty at this course. Attendance at this seminar does not indicate or otherwise guarantee proficiency or competence in the performance of any of the techniques and/or procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course. 


If you didn't purchase the full refund assurance waiver and find that you need to cancel your registration, it may be more cost effective to transfer to another IPGE program. IPGE permits a one time transfer to any course offered within one year of the original course starting date.  Transfers are made at a fee of $100.00. Please call or Email us if you would like to select this option. Tuition fees are not transferable to others.


We regret that IPGE policies do not permit auditing of lectures without payment of tuition fees.

Resort Information and Rates

Welcome to San Juan, Puerto Rico

No Passports, No Customs, No Pesos, Abundant Sunshine and Warm Weather

Resting on a beautiful peninsula in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Caribe Hilton San Juan is one of the island's true luxury hotels - and the recent recipient of the 2012 TripAdivisor Certificate of Excellence. Set in 17 acres of exotic gardens, the hotel is ideally located in Puerto Rico - just a short drive from Old San Juan and the Condado area. It's also just 15 minutes from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.

Stay in one of the hotel's 917 bright and spacious guest rooms and suites or one of the luxury Condado Lagoon Villas at the Caribe Hilton hotel and enjoy panoramic ocean, lagoon or garden views from your private balcony. Relax in a hammock on the hotel's seclued beach,   unwind with spa treatments at Olas Spa and cool off from the warm Puerto Rican sun in the oceanfront swimming pools and whirlpools. While attending the IPGE Meeting in San Juan make the Caribe Hilton your first choice in hotels.




$229.00/night (single or double)

*plus applicable taxes and service charges



Click HERE to Reserve on line