Katrina O’Con DNAP, CRNA presented her doctoral project at the 2016 AANA Annual Congress

Katrina O’Con, DNAP, CRNA, was selected by her faculty to present her doctoral project at the 2016 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Congress held September 9-13 in Washington, D.C. Her project, “Pharmacological Methods for Prevention of Pruritus Caused by Intrathecal Opioids in Patients Undergoing Cesarean Delivery”, was presented and discussed over a two day period with CRNAs from all over the country. Itching is a common complaint of women receiving spinal blocks for a c-section. From her findings, Dr. O’Con and her partners at NRMC have been able to make their patients more comfortable and have seen a decrease in the number of complaints due to itching.