Judith A. Mermigas

DNP, MSN, CRNA
Assistant Professor
Nurse Anesthesia
School of Nursing
366A Victoria Building
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

412-624-5075
F: 412-383-7227

Administrative

Prepare, administer, proctor and evaluate the University required Anesthesia Specialty Comprehensive Exam, and 1500 exam test bank. 

Profile

My primary area of interest includes patient safety related to medication administration during the perioperative period and the accuracy of reporting.  A secondary interest is in the development of standardized testing and test questions in nurse anesthesia education. 

Teaching

My primary teaching role is within the didactic component of the nurse anesthesia program. Areas of focus include pre-operative interview, pediatrics, local anesthetics, and anesthetic techniques for carotid endarterectomy. I serve as the coordinator of the senior level Professional Roles course, in addition to serving as co-coordinator of the three Advanced Principles courses required in the nurse anesthesia curriculum. Other teaching responsibilities include simulation training in the following nurse anesthesia workshops: Anesthesia gas machine, airway management, regional anesthesia and MOCK induction. Teaching responsibilities outside the SON (related to nurse anesthesia education) include the following simulation workshops at the WISER Institute: Difficult Airway (DAW), Anesthesia Crisis Management (ACLT), Pediatric Simulation, Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy and Double Lumen Endobrochial Tube/Jet ventilation Course (DLEBT) and Central Venous Catheter (CVC).

Service

Local: Fellow (2015) Jewish Hospital Foundation Patient Safety Program
National: Member NBCRNA test item writing committee