Detroit Mercy Nurse Anesthesia Seminar

a guest lecturer, mike dosch lecturing at the senior seminar, a few participants enjoying the reception

Revised April 9 2024

Detroit Mercy Nurse Anesthesia Seminar
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2024

The Detroit Mercy Program of Nurse Anesthesia uses this annual event to showcase our program and students, to embrace our CRNA community, connect with alumni, and introduce interested RNs pursuing our profession to anesthesia topics. We have a full and exciting day planned, including presentations by esteemed alumni, breakout sessions for CRNAs to gain knowledge and practice hands-on ultrasound, and sessions for registered nurses aimed at helping navigate the challenges of preparing for a career in nurse anesthesia.

Call us at 313-993-2458, or email Andrea Teitel CRNA


overview shot of seminar7:15 - 8:00 a.m. — Registration – Coffee with Exhibitors - Welcome

  • Greg Bozimowski DNP CRNA. Program Chair, Nurse Anesthesia, UDM

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. — A Community Perspective on Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: Advances in Obstetric Anesthesia Management

  • Featured UDM Alumni Speaker: Morgan McCardell CRNA DNP '22

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. — Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict, Prevent and Treat Intraoperative Hypotension

  • Featured UDM Student Speaker, Isabelle Miller '25 RNAS

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. — MANA PAC Update:   Where we’ve been, Where we are, How to move forward 

  • MANA PAC Representative and UDM Alumnus, Mary Bochinski CRNA MS  '20

10:00 - 10:45 a.m. — Coffee Break - Visit Exhibits

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. — Anatomy of Anesthesia Malpractice: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

  • Featured Guest Speaker: James Tamm JD

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. —   Luncheon

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. — Demystified and Deconstructed: TAP Blocks and other Plane Blocks

  • Featured UDM Alumni Speaker: Joel Ziettlow '19 CRNA MS

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. — Concurrent Breakout Session 1 Learn from the Experts: Ultrasound Scanning Workshop for TAP and other Plane Blocks

  • Guided by experts in ultrasound guided regional anesthesia: Joel Ziettlow CRNA MS, Morgan McCardle CRNA DNP, and others. Sponsored by Fuji Film Sonosite

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. — Concurrent Breakout Session 2
Panel discussion: Applying to Nurse Anesthesia School, Assuring That Your Efforts are Effective

  • Moderated by Greg Bozimowski DNP CRNA. Program Chair, Nurse Anesthesia, UDM with a distinguished panel of current and past students from the Classes of '25, '26 and '27.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Grand Sponsor:

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Our Speakers

morgan mccardell heashotMorgan McCardell, CRNA, D.N.P.

Dr. Morgan McCardell is an alumnus of the Detroit Mercy Program of Nurse Anesthesia who distinguished herself as an outstanding student and was our first student to be awarded both the Wilma Krajec Scholarship Award for Academic Achievement and the Agatha Hodgins Award for the Outstanding Graduate Nurse Anesthetist in the same graduating year. Dr. McCardell demonstrated a socially conscious perspective as a student and continues to apply her passion as a patient advocate to her anesthesia care in metro Detroit.

bochinski headshotMary Bochinski CRNA MS  '20

Our program is very proud of the many UDM graduate CRNAs who have in the past and who currently serve MANA and the AANA on committees and in leadership roles.  Mary Bochinski graduated from the UDM Program of nurse anesthesia in 2020 and also obtained her BSN from UDM in 2014.  Mary currently works at Mott Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She recently obtained a COA Pediatric CRNA certification and completed a Pediatric Fellowship and is a co-chair of Mott’s CRNA Fellowship Program. Mary is currently serving on MANA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee and its Political Action Committee.  

Jim TammJim Tamm

Jim Tamm is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented medical and legal professionals in state and federal court for more than 30 years. He is highly regarded in the legal community and was invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates where he also served as President of the Michigan chapter. Jim had served as defense counsel for CRNAs, physicians, hospitals and medical facilities across the state and has consistently been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©. Jim obtained his law degree from the University of Detroit School of Law (now the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law).

Isabelle MillerIsabelle Miller

Before joining the UDM Nurse Anesthesia class of 2025, Isabelle Miller graduated with highest honors in Nursing from Eastern Michigan University with a minor in Human Biology.  She was an RN at Mott Children’s Hospital in Emergency Services and was an RN on the Trauma Critical Care Team within the National Disaster Medical System of the Department of Health and Human Services before starting our nurse anesthesia program. As a registered nurse, she was a recipient of the Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence from Oakland University in 2022 for implementing a validated screening tool to identify and treat human sex trafficking victims presenting to the emergency department.

zeittlow  headshotJoel Ziettlow '19

Joel Ziettlow was a member of the Detroit Mercy Program of Nurse Anesthesia graduating class of 2019. He was a gifted student speaker at his own Senior Seminar when he expertly lectured on perioperative transthoracic echocardiography.  Joel provides educational lectures for his colleagues at Sinai Grace Hospital and Huron Valley Sinai Hospital, sharing his insight and interests on Peri-anesthetic Pulmonary Mechanics, POCUs, Cardiac and Regional anesthesia. 

bozimoski  headshotGreg Bozimowski, CRNA, D.N.P.

UDM Nurse Anesthesia program Director Dr. Greg Bozimowski will lead a panel discussion on how to navigate and succeed in the process of applying to nurse anesthesia school.

Dr. Bozimowski has been a CRNA for 36 years, teaching in the clinical and classroom settings the entire time. He has been a member of UDM’s faculty since 2002. His clinical experience includes staff nurse anesthetist, clinical coordinator, freelance anesthetist and manager of an acute anesthesia pain service. His research and publication interests include pharmacology, pain management, respiratory monitoring, student wellness and a variety of academic topics. He has served the profession as a MANA board member and/or committee chair from 2005-20, and was MANA president in 2017-18. He currently serves on the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs’ Special Interest Group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Prospective students will have the opportunity to pose questions to Dr. Bozimowski and his panel of current and former students as they navigate becoming CRNAs.