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Joseph Janakes
Joseph
Janakes
CRNA, MSN
Program Director
MSN Nurse Anesthesia
jjanakes@samuelmerritt.edu
510-869-6511

Joseph Janakes CRNA, MSN is the director and an associate Professor at the Program of Nurse Anesthesia at the University. He graduated from the Program of Nurse Anesthesia at Samuel Merritt Unversity in 2006 and returned in 2012 after becoming a faculty member for the Program of Nurse Anesthesia. He maintains a clinical practice at Kaiser Permanente San Leandro and is passionate about regional anesthesia techniques and high-risk obstetrical anesthesia. Joseph is also very active in regional and national nurse anesthesia associations. 

University of Nevada Las Vegas NV

Currently enrolled student in Doctorate of Philosophy program (Ph.D.)

Area of Study Concentration: Nursing Education 

Areas of Research Interest: Nurse Anesthesia Education enhanced with Simulation. Specifically simulated experiential learning interventions utilizing task trainers for ultrasound guided regional anesthesia. 

Anticipated Completion 2018

 

Samuel Merritt University, Oakland CA

Masters of Science in Nursing (2006)

Area of Concentration: Nurse Anesthesia                                                                                                                                                               

 

Samuel Merritt University, Oakland CA

Bachelors of Science in Nursing (2003)

Equivalent Accelerated                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

University of California, Davis CA

B.A. Political Science (2001)                                                                                                                                                                                          

Areas of Concentration: Constitutional Law and International Relations

Acute and Chronic Pain Management

Integration of Simulation into Nurse Anesthesia Education

Peripheral Regional Anesthesia Techniques. 

N 652 Advanced Pharmacology I
This is the first course in a series of two that focuses on advanced pharmacological concepts in anesthetic administration including pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and toxicology profiles of primary anesthetic agents. Problem-solving applications in the clinical area are utilized.

N 654: Advanced Pharmacology II
Second course in a series of two courses that focuses on advanced pharmacological concepts in anesthetic administration including pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, and toxicology profiles of adjunct anesthetic drugs and agents. Problem-solving applications in the clinical area are utilized.

N 631 Advanced Chronic and Acute PainManagement
This course addresses advanced concepts of nurse anesthesia practice, specifically theoretical and practical considerations involved in the management of acute and chronic pain. Aspects of human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology as they are related to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain are considered. Emphasis will be placed on the integration and application of basic and advanced principles of nurse anesthesia to achieve effective acute and chronic pain management across all cultures. Healthcare policy related to the role of the CRNA in acute and chronic pain management will also be discussed.

N 659 Professional Aspects of Practice
This course includes an analysis of the professional components of nurse anesthesia practice emphasizing ethical, social, legal, and regulatory responsibilities of the CRNA practitioner.

N 628 Oral Comprehensive Exam (OCE)
All students in the Program of Nurse Anesthesia (PNA) are required to complete all core MSN courses and a special synthesis project to satisfy the Synthesis requirement for a Master of Science in Nursing from SMU. There are 3 components of the special synthesis project in the senior academic curriculum: NURSG 627, the pharmacology comprehensive exams (PCE); NURSG 628, oral comprehensive examinations; and NURSG 629, the National Certification Examination (NCE) prep series 1 & 2 and Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management (ACRM) simulation sessions 1 & 2. During this course students prepare and take the PNA OCE.

Clinical Anesthesia I-VI
Supervised experiences in clinical anesthetic management of ASA class I and VI patients involving all perioperative activities of general, regional and MAC cases. Case distribution and management will fulfill the requirements of the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs.

 

California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Presenter 2010-2012

Why are PAC’s Important?

CANA: Leading the Practice and Profession of Nurse Anesthesia

Nurse Anesthesia Leadership (part I and II)

California Association of Nurse Anesthetists



Hawaii Association of Nurse Anesthetists Presenter 2011

Educational Conference Lecturer

OB Update 2011: Thrombolic Pathophysiology and Neuraxial Anesthesia

Why are PAC’s important?

Opt Out Review and Update

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Chicago IL

State Organizational Development Committee Member

2012-2014

 

California Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Sonoma CA

Leadership Development Committee Chair                                                                                                                                              

2012-2013

Immediate Past President                                                                                                                                                                      

2012-2013

President                                                                                                                                                                                              

2011-2012

President Elect                                                                                                                                                                                    

2010-2011

Board of Directors-Trustee                                                                                                                                                                      

2007-2010

California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Political Action Committee Chair                                                                                            

2007-2011

State Government Relations Committee Chair                                                                                                                                          

2007-2010

Student Representative to Board of Directors                                                                                                                                          

2004–2006

 

California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation, Huntington Beach CA

California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation Board Secretary                                                                                                  

2013-2014

California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation Board Member                                                                                                    

2012-2013

 

Samuel Merritt University, Oakland CA

Student Representative to the University for Program of Nurse Anesthesia Class of 2006                                                                           

2004-2006

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Program of Nurse Anesthesia, School of Nursing, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland CA

Assistant Professor                                                                                                                                                                              

2015-current

Clinical instructor/Preceptor                                                                                                                                                                  

2006-current          

Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                              

2012-2015

Guest Lecturer                                                                                                                                                                                      

2006-2012

 

Kaiser Permanente, Hayward and Fremont CA

Lecturer for perinatal pain management class                                                                                                                                                                                     

2006-2014

 

University of California, Davis CA

Teaching Assistant and discussion section teacher for Larry Berman PhD                                                                                              

2001

 

CERTIFICATIONS

National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists

AANA ID#077043                                                                                                                                                                                

2006-Current                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

California License # 3459                                                                                                                                                                      

2006-Current

Registered Nurse

California License # 616751                                                                                                                                                                   

2003-Current

AFFILIATIONS

Boy Scouts of America San Francisco Bay Area Council

Assistant Scout Master Troop #947                                                                                                                                                       

2014-Current

Dublin Little League

Little League Baseball Coach                                                                                                                                                                

2008-Current

Dublin United Soccer League

Youth Soccer Coach                                                                                                                                                                              

2008-Current

MEMBERSHIPS

University of California Davis Alumni Association                                                                                                                                

2001-Current

Samuel Merritt University Alumni Association                                                                                                                                      

2006-Current

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists                                                                                                                                         

2004-Current

California Association of Nurse Anesthetists                                                                                                                                         

2004-Current

History

Member for
4 years 8 months

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