CPC Review Course for CRNAs

We help CRNAs review for the CPC Assessment in a fun and clinically relevant way.

NEW dates added for 2021 and 2022.

 

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We Do CRNA Conferences Differently

Say "goodbye" to boring conferences, and say "hello" to a new way to learn.

We'll teach you everything you need for the CPC Assessment and give you practical tips to help you level up your clinical practice.

But we also believe that you should have fun and enjoy a few laughs along the way. The OR should be cold and sterile – NOT your anesthesia conference!

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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

Convenient and flexible learning with several days of pre-recorded video lectures plus a five-hour livestreamed class to apply everything you learned.

Engaging Speakers

Immerse yourself in our “no fluff” curriculum with dynamic speakers who know how to teach in a way that makes learning stick.

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!

"I loved the variety of this conference. The content was broken up into clinical scenarios, practice questions, lectures, videos, polling questions, and demonstrations. There was a great amount of academic review, but also excellent clinical pearls. Jeremy and Sass have a positive, fun attitude, and I appreciated that they included humor throughout the conference."

Kathryn Otte, CRNA
APEX Live Attendee

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

Achieve the clarity you need to pass the CPC Assessment with ease.

Review the 4 core domains of the CPC Content Outline:

  1. Advanced airway management
  2. Applied 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

Choose your experience from our list of 2021 dates (3 & 4-day options available).

2. Watch the Video Lectures

Each day of the conference you'll watch pre-recorded video presentations between 08:00 - 23:59 EST.

3. Attend the Live Virtual Class

On the last day, you'll join us virtually from 10:30 - 16:00 EST to apply what you learned in the course.

What Will I Learn?

AANA Approved for 20 Class A Credits

Includes 9.5 credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.
Choose from convenient 4-day and 3-day course options.

Which Course Is Best For You?

4-Day Courses in 2021 & 2022

Enjoy the ultimate flexibility with 4 half-day sessions.

4-Day Course
October 27-30, 2021

$599

20 Class A Credits

AANA Course ID #1040039

Day 1-3: Watch 5 hrs of pre-recorded video each day.

Day 4: Attend the live virtual class from 10:30 - 16:00 EST.

During the conference, the pre-recorded videos will be available between 8:00 - 23:59 EST each day.

After the conference, you'll get 24/7 access to the course content for 6 months.

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4-Day Course
March 17-20, 2022

$599

20 Class A Credits

AANA Course ID #1040039

Day 1-3: Watch 5 hrs of pre-recorded video each day.

Day 4: Attend the live virtual class from 10:30 - 16:00 EST.

During the conference, the pre-recorded videos will be available between 8:00 - 23:59 EST each day.

After the conference, you'll get 24/7 access to the course content for 6 months.

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3-Day (Weekend) Courses in 2021

Save vacation time by attending on a weekend.

3-Day Course
July 23-25, 2021

$599

20 Class A Credits

AANA Course ID #1040039

Day 1: Watch 5 hrs of pre-recorded video.

Day 2: Watch 8 hrs of pre-recorded video.

Day 3: Attend the live virtual class from 10:30 - 16:00 EST + watch 2 hrs of pre-recorded video.

During the conference, the pre-recorded videos will be available between 8:00 - 23:59 EST each day.

After the conference, you'll get 24/7 access to the course content for 6 months.

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3-Day Course
Dec 3-5, 2021

$599

20 Class A Credits

AANA Course ID #1040039

Day 1: Watch 5 hrs of pre-recorded video.

Day 2: Watch 8 hrs of pre-recorded video.

Day 3: Attend the live virtual class from 10:30 - 16:00 EST + watch 2 hrs of pre-recorded video.

During the conference, the pre-recorded videos will be available between 8:00 - 23:59 EST each day.

After the conference, you'll get 24/7 access to the course content for 6 months.

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You Might Have Some Questions.

We have answers.

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

The 3-day option can be completed over the weekend (Fri - Sun).

  • Day 1 - 3: Each day you'll watch pre-recorded video presentations anytime between 08:00 - 23:59 EST (Fri = 5 hrs | Sat = 8 hrs | Sun = 2 hrs). We'll have a live moderator available during these times.
  • Day 3: 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 Assessment. 

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

You'll have an additional 6 months to access the course content after the virtual event, but you won't be able to earn credits after the virtual event.


Day 1: Friday = Total CE Hours = 5

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

  • 01 CV Response to Airway Management Hypermetabolic Syndromes ETCO2 Monitoring
  • 02 Traumatic & Contaminated Airway Management
  • 03 Hypotension, Acute Adrenal Crisis, Steroids & Electrolyte Abnormalities
  • 04 Opioid-Free Anesthesia & Fascial Plane Blocks
  • 05 Pharmacology 1
  • 06 Emergency Front of Neck Access

Day 2: Saturday | Total CE Hours = 8

You can watch this day's videos between 08:00 - 23:59 EST (we'll have a moderator available during these times).07 Difficult Airway

  • 07 Difficult Airway
  • 08 Pharmacology 2
  • 09 Traumatic Brain Injury, Increased ICP & Antifibrinolytics
  • 10 Respiratory Complications & Neuraxial Anesthesia Complications
  • 11 Local Anesthetics & LAST
  • 12 Carotid Endarterectomy, Valvular Heart Disease & Cardiac Dysrhythmias
  • 13 Aspiration, Cricoid pressure & RSI
  • 14 Aortic Surgery, Hypertension & Arterial BP Monitoring
  • 15 Awake Intubation

Day 3: Sunday | Total CE Hours = 7

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

  • 16 Pharmacology 3
  • 17 ARDS & CHF

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

  • 10:30 - 10:40: 18 Shock, Shock, and More Shock
  • 10:40 - 11:40: 19 Differential Diagnosis & Crisis Management 1
  • 11:40 - 11:45: Break
  • 11:45 - 12:15: 20 Test-Taking Review
  • 12:15 - 12:45: 21 Q&A: Anesthesia Gas Machine
  • 12:45 - 12:50: Break
  • 12:50 - 13:20: 22 Differential Diagnosis & Crisis Management 2
  • 13:20 - 13:50: 23 Q&A: Airway
  • 13:50 - 13:55: Break
  • 13:55 - 14:25: 24 Differential Diagnosis & Crisis Management 3
  • 14:25 - 14:55: 25 Q&A: Sass
  • 14:55 - 15:00: Break
  • 15:00 - 15:30: 26 Differential Diagnosis & Crisis Management 4
  • 15:30 - 15:55: 27 Got Stress? BVM it!
  • 15:55 - 16:00: Wrap Up & Adios

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

The 4-day option 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. We'll have a live moderator available during these times.
  • 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 Assessment. 

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

You'll have an additional 6 months to access the course content, but you won't be able to earn credits after the virtual event.


‚ÄčDay 1: Wednesday = Total CE Hours = 5

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

  • 01 CV Response to Airway Management Hypermetabolic Syndromes ETCO2 Monitoring
  • 02 Traumatic & Contaminated Airway Management
  • 03 Hypotension, Acute Adrenal Crisis, Steroids & Electrolyte Abnormalities
  • 04 Opioid-Free Anesthesia & Fascial Plane Blocks
  • 05 Pharmacology 1
  • 06 Emergency Front of Neck Access

Day 2: Thursday | Total CE Hours = 5

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

  • 07 Difficult Airway
  • 08 Pharmacology 2
  • 09 Traumatic Brain Injury, Increased ICP & Antifibrinolytics
  • 10 Respiratory Complications & Neuraxial Anesthesia Complications
  • 11 Local Anesthetics & LAST

Day 3: Friday | Total CE Hours = 5

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

  • 12 Carotid Endarterectomy, Valvular Heart Disease & Cardiac Dysrhythmias
  • 13 Aspiration, Cricoid pressure & RSI
  • 14 Aortic Surgery, Hypertension & Arterial BP Monitoring
  • 15 Awake Intubation
  • 16 Pharmacology 3
  • 17 ARDS & CHF

Day 4: Saturday | Total CE Hours = 5

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

  • 10:30 - 10:40: 18 Shock, Shock, and More Shock
  • 10:40 - 11:40: 19 Differential Diagnosis & Crisis Management 1
  • 11:40 - 11:45: Break
  • 11:45 - 12:15: 20 Test-Taking Review
  • 12:15 - 12:45: 21 Q&A: Anesthesia Gas Machine
  • 12:45 - 12:50: Break
  • 12:50 - 13:20: 22 Differential Diagnosis & Crisis Management 2
  • 13:20 - 13:50: 23 Q&A: Airway
  • 13:50 - 13:55: Break
  • 13:55 - 14:25: 24 Differential Diagnosis & Crisis Management 3
  • 14:25 - 14:55: 25 Q&A: Sass
  • 14:55 - 15:00: Break
  • 15:00 - 15:30: 26 Differential Diagnosis & Crisis Management 4
  • 15:30 - 15:55: 27 Got Stress? BVM it!
  • 15:55 - 16:00: Wrap Up & Adios

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.

  • Pre-recorded videos: Watch the 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!
  • Live class: 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! We want you to revisit the course content so that you'll be 100% prepared for exam day.

After the virtual conference is over, you'll get 24/7 access to the course content for 6 months.

To earn the CE associated with APEX Live, you must consume the course content during the virtual event. Please understand that you won't be able to earn CE after the virtual conference is over.

No. You can only earn CE credits during the virtual conference.

Because there's no post-test required, you must consume the course content when we have a live moderator available (during the virtual conference).

Yes! APEX Live is 100% CRNA owned and operated by CRNAs who care about you.

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. This includes 9.5 credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.

AANA Course ID# 1038403

  • February 24-27, 2021
  • March 19-21, 2021
  • April 21-24, 2021
  • May 21-23, 2021

AANA Course ID #1040039

  • July 23-25, 2021
  • Oct 27-30, 2021
  • Dec 3-5, 2021
  • March 17-20, 2021

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r 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 

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 several days (15 hrs 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 students can save $100 off any virtual or live event.

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

Use this code at checkout:

VIRTUALSTUDENT

*This code is case sensitive, so use all caps.

Yes! We'll send all of our learners a goodie box that includes:

  1. A binder that includes all the slide decks (3 slides per page + room for notes).
  2. Laminated crisis management checklists.
  3. A few other surprises it keep it fun!

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, you can choose to change to another date or receive a refund as outlined below:

  • Virtual event = Receive a full refund if you can cancel up to the day before the virtual conference begins.
  • Live event = Receive a full refund if you cancel up to 30 days before the event and a 50% refund if you cancel less than 30 days before the event.

There are no refunds after the conference begins.

Yes - we'll report credits to the AANA for all active members within 2 weeks of the virtual conference.

After helping over 25,000 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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