I Have an Idea: The CRNA Inventor

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Class A Credits: 1

Format: Video

Run time: 55 mins

Course Launch Date: 11/1/19

Course Expires: 2/25/22

Gain a global understanding of the invention process, patents, an introduction to the regulatory marketing plays in getting an invention from idea to market, CRNAs must learn about the invention process: intellectual property, patents and regulatory requirements as well as marketing.


Post-Test Attempt Notice
A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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  • The CRNA will identify the components of the invention process.
  • The CRNA will differentiate between the types of patents available.
  • The CRNA will identify two regulatory requirements necessary for medical devices.

Diane Miller, MHS, CRNA

CEO PeDIA, LLC PeDIA, LLC Pediatric for Induction of Anesthesia

Ms. Miller has been a CRNA for 20 years. In 2015, one special child was the inspiration needed to change the standard of care for pediatric induction; the Pediatric Device for Induction of Anesthesia was born. Since then, Ms. Miller has gained expertise in business, FDA regulations, ISO standards, and Quality Management. Today, as the CEO of PeDIA, LLC, she devotes herself full-time to PeDIA Balloons and the betterment of pediatric anesthesia.



Jean Snyder, CRNA

ERMA Inventor CRNA Inc / Goodwin and Snyder Anesthesia Associates, PLLC

Jean Snyder has been a CRNA for over 24 years. She holds a patent for ERMA (Error Reduction and Mitigation Aide). She is the owner of Jean F. Snyder CRNA, Inc. And a partner in Goodwin and Snyder Anesthesia Associates, PLLC. She received her MSNA from SUNY at Buffalo and DNAP from VCU. She is vice-president of the VANA and active in medical missions. The focus of her professional practice is patient safety, innovation, and nurse empowerment.


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