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The CRNA Review Course Reimagined.

We know that you miss going to live events right now - and we do too!

That's why we decided to pull out all the stops on this year's APEX Live Virtual CPC Review Course.

By attending virtually, there are no long flights, no rental cars, and no forgetting things at home. You can even show up in your PJs if you'd like!

If you want an engaging review for the NBCRNA CPC Exam, with the flexibility to attend virtually, then you came to the right place.


What Can You Expect at an APEX Live Virtual Event?

Clinically Relevant Content

Review the CPC Content outline through the lens of crisis management case studies. You’ll be able to apply what you learn as soon as your return to the OR.

Hybrid-Learning Model

Get the best of both worlds with 3 days of pre-recorded video lectures followed by a 1 day livestreamed class to apply everything you learned.

Engaging Speakers

Immerse yourself in our “no fluff” curriculum with dynamic speakers who literally wrote the book on CPC Exam review. We’ll even send you a free copy of the book!

Beautiful Design

The details matter. Our certified medical illustrator created gorgeous custom images for the entire course.

Crisis Management Trigger Films

Professionally filmed crisis management trigger films and checklists make you feel like you're part of the action.

No Post-Tests!

We’ll have a moderator available during the scheduled conference times to answer questions, so there’s no post-test!

"My philosophy regarding education is simple: Provide learning activities that are engaging, interactive, and practically applicable so that our guests can learn and expand their understanding of the core concepts of anesthesia care."

Instructor - Sass Elisha

"We're going to deliver an engaging experience that'll help you improve your practice. I believe in lifelong learning, where there's always something new to learn or something interesting to review."

Instructor - Jeremy Heiner

You Belong at APEX Live if You Want to...

Achieve the clarity you need to pass the NBCRNA CPC Exam with ease.

Review the 4 core domains of the CPC Content Outline:

  1. Advanced airway management
  2. Clinical pharmacology
  3. Human physiology & pathophysiology
  4. Anesthesia equipment & technology

Build confidence in your differential diagnosis and crisis management skills, so that you'll be better equipped to treat critical events at the bedside.

Enjoy the flexibility of learning virtually while still getting the personal connection you can only get with live instruction.

How Does it Work?

1. Register for the Event

Attend APEX Live virtually on Tuesday, Oct 27th through Friday Oct, 30th.

2. Watch the Video Lectures

Day 1-3: Each day you'll watch 5 hours of pre-recorded video presentations anytime between 08:00 - 23:59 EST.

3. Attend the Live Virtual Class

Day 4: Join us virtually from 10:30 - 16:00 EST to apply what you learned in the course.

AANA Approved for 20 Class A Credits

Course ID #1038403

2021 Dates Coming in November

You Might Have Some Questions.

We have answers.

Our instructors literally wrote the book on CPC Exam review, and we'll send you a free copy (a $75.95 value) when you register for an APEX Live Virtual Event.

  • Current Anesthesia Practice: Evaluation and Certification Review by Elisha, Nagelhout, and Heiner

APEX Live consists of 4 half-day sessions.

Day 1 - 3: Each day you'll watch 5 hours of pre-recorded video presentations anytime between 08:00 - 23:59 EST.

Day 4: Join us virtually from 10:30 - 16:00 EST, where we'll watch crisis management trigger films, discuss each case, and cover a bunch of practice questions for the CPC exam. 

 You must consume the course content to earn credit for each day!

‚ÄčAPEX Live Daily Schedule - All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Day 1: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | Total CE Hours = 5

You can watch all the videos between 08:00 - 23:59 EST (we'll have a moderator available during these times).

  • CV response to airway management, hypermetabolic syndromes, EtCO2 monitoring
  • Traumatic & contaminated airway management
  • Hypotension, acute adrenal crisis and steroids, electrolyte abnormalities
  • Opioid-free anesthesia, Facial plane blocks
  • Pharmacology 1
  • Emergency front of neck access

Day 2: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (all times EST)  | Total CE Hours = 5

You can watch all the videos between 08:00 - 23:59 EST (we'll have a moderator available during these times).

  • Difficult airway
  • Pharmacology 2
  • Traumatic brain injury, increased ICP, antifibrinolytics
  • Respiratory complications, neuraxial anesthesia complications
  • Local anesthetics, LAST

Day 3: Thursday, October 29, 2020 (all times EST)  | Total CE Hours = 5

You can watch all the videos between 08:00 - 23:59 EST (we'll have a moderator available during these times).

  • Carotid endarterectomy, valvular heart disease, cardiac dysrhythmias
  • Aspiration, cricoid pressure, RSI
  • Aortic surgery, hypertension, arterial BP monitoring
  • ARDs, CHF
  • Pharmacology 3
  • Awake intubation

Day 4: Friday, October 30, 2020 (all times EST) | Total CE Hours = 5

Show up live from 10:30 - 16:00 EST.

  • 10:30 - 10:45: Welcome & Intro to the Live Event (Interactive)
  • 10:45 - 11:45: Shock, shock, and more shock
  • 11:45 - 12:15: Trigger films and crisis management discussions
  • 12:15 - 12:45: Recertification Practice Questions + Q&A
  • 12:45 - 13:15: Trigger films and crisis management discussions
  • 13:15 - 13:45: Recertification Practice Questions + Q&A
  • 13:45 - 14:00: Break
  • 14:00 - 14:30: Trigger films and crisis management discussions
  • 14:30 - 15:00: Recertification Practice Questions + Q&A
  • 15:00 - 15:30: Trigger films and crisis management discussions
  • 15:30 - 16:00: Got Stress? BVM it! complete course evaluation

The AANA creates the rules for awarding CE credit for virtual conferences.

Here's what's required for you to earn the 20 Class A credits associated with this course.

  • Day 1 - 3: Watch the 5 hours of pre-recorded video lectures each day between 08:00 - 23:59 EST. Watch some in the morning and finish in the evening - the choice is yours!
  • Day 4: Attend the live, virtual class from 10:30 - 16:00 EST.
  • Complete your evaluation form at the end of the course.

***Per the AANA rules, we must verify that you attended each class. We are not permitted to award credits for classes you don't attend, and we are not permitted to replay classes that you miss.***

No! We'll have a moderator available during the conference times.

This means you aren't required to take a post-test!

Yes! APEX Live is 100% CRNA owned and operated.

World-class CRNA instructors teach all the course content.

Additionally, you won't find our instructors at any other events held by private CE companies.

APEX Live is approved by the AANA for 20 Class A credits.

Course ID# 1038403Our courses are prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A credits and 9.5 credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.

AANA Prior Al Code Number 1038403; Expiration Date 6/23/2021

As a CPC Review Course, we'll cover the four core domains of the NBCRNA CPC Content Outline:

  • Advanced airway management
  • Human physiology & pathophysiology
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Anesthesia equipment & technology

We believe that a CRNA review course should be relevant to your clinical practice, so we're going to teach this course through the lens of crisis management case studies. It's going to be engaging, informative, and fun!

We designed APEX Live to help CRNAs pass the CPC Assessment.

While we do not recommend APEX Live as a stand-alone review course for students preparing for the National Certification Exam, APEX Live can provide supplemental value for students who want to layer in a virtual conference experience to their board prep plan.

Here's how APEX Live can help:

  • APEX Live is taught through a series of crisis management case studies. This approach will help you connect the dots, so that you'll have an easier time answering higher-order questions on the NCE.  
  • You'll get a different perspective from your other review courses.
  • You won't find our world-class instructors anywhere else! Sass Elisha EdD, CRNA, FAAN is the co-editor of Nagelhout's Nurse Anesthesia textbook, and Jeremy Heiner EdD, CRNA is a chapter author. Additionally, Jeremy has served on the NBCRNA SEE item writing committee. Click here to learn more about our instructors.
  • The clinical focus of the course content will give you a head start when you begin clinical practice.
  • Our 20-hour curriculum is spread out over four days (3 days of pre-recorded videos + 1 live day of interactive learning).

How does the NCE (certification exam) differ from the CPCA (recertification exam)?

While there’s a lot of overlap between these exams, the content outline for the CPCA (the recertification exam) is narrower in scope. It includes the four core domains of nurse anesthesia practice:

  1. Advanced airway management
  2. Human physiology & pathophysiology
  3. Clinical pharmacology
  4. Anesthesia equipment & technology

Again, APEX Live only covers the content on the CPCA content outline, so there are some NCE topics that we will not cover. Examples include (but are not limited to) regional anesthesia, pediatrics, obstetrics, chemistry, and physics, to name a few.

These links will help you compare both content outlines:

If you have any questions, email us at [email protected], and we'll be happy to help.

Yes! The student price is $499. 

Since you're a student, this price does not include Class A credits for recertification.

Use this code at checkout:


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We'll send you a copy of Dr. Elisha's and Dr. Heiner's CPC Exam review book - Current Anesthesia Practice: Evaluation & Certification Review.

You can also download a PDF of the slide decks and crisis management checklists used in the presentations.

We understand that life sometimes gets in the way. 

If you decide APEX Live isn't for you, we'll give you a full refund minus the cost of the book that we sent you ($75.95 + s/h) if you can cancel up to the day before the event begins.

There are no refunds after the event begins.

Yes - we'll report credits to the AANA for all active members.

After helping over 15,000 students and CRNAs with online courses, APEX Anesthesia Review wanted to serve its learners with an engaging live experience. 

That's why APEX Anesthesia Review teamed up with Sass Elisha EdD, CRNA, FAAN, and Jeremy Heiner EdD, CRNA to bring you APEX Live. Together, we're going to give you a virtual conference experience that you simply can't find anywhere else.

There's a TON of confusion related to the CPC Core Modules, so we're going to dispel all the myths right here.

  • APEX Live is specifically designed to prepare CRNAs for the CPC Assessment (not the CPC Core Modules).
  • Some CRNAs believe that the CPC Core Modules must be completed through the national association. This is NOT true. You can choose from several vendors who offer the CPC Core Modules, but the key is that they must be officially recognized by the NBCRNA.
  • While some vendors talk about "Core Module Prep" or use similar terms, they must be officially recognized by the NBCRNA to satisfy the CPC Core Module requirement of the CPC Recertification Program. If you're unsure, then ask the vendor for clarification.
  • According to the NBCRNA, the intent of the CPC Core Modules is to give CRNAs the latest evidence that informs anesthesia practice. The CPC Core Modules are not intended to be a comprehensive review for the CPC Assessment, although some providers may include review content into their offerings.
  • If you're interested in the CPC Core Modules that are officially recognized by the NBCRNA and approved by the AANA, please check out APEX Anesthesia Review.

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