Asheville, North Carolina

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There’s something special about Asheville and the world is just beginning to discover it. This thriving mountain city features a funky and eclectic downtown with over 30 art galleries, a burgeoning culinary and wine scene, thriving live music scene and, of course, the awe-inspiring scenery of the Appalachian Mountains. Step back in time and experience the Gilded Age elegance at America’s largest home, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room Biltmore House. Relive the Victorian era at the circa 1840 Smith-McDowell House-Museum, Asheville’s oldest home. Explore the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, the acclaimed author’s boyhood home. The Asheville area’s reputation as a destination for spa treatments and wellness dates back centuries. Indulge in an aromatherapy massage while gazing at the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.

From a health-and-science theme children’s museum to boutique toy stores, invigorating hikes, mountain biking, mountain swimming holes, and other outdoor adventures, Asheville is exciting for all ages. Artists and street musicians converge with tourists and locals for a vibrancy rarely found in a city of this size.

There is always something happening downtown. Sip a cup of Joe at one of several locally-owned coffee shops, listen to live music at a local club, go on an art walk, or simply enjoy fine cuisine and people-watching. Golfers rave about the Asheville area’s magnificent mountains with their scenic beauty, temperate year-round weather, and lush fairways.

Getting There: The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is currently served by several airlines. Blue Ridge Parkway, considered the nation’s most scenic highway, winds along the Blue Ridge Mountains, through Asheville, and into the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Numerous overlooks, roadside exhibits, and hiking trails make a trip along the Parkway a delight. The Parkway intersects with Asheville at four points: US 25, US 70, US 74, and NC 191.

The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa

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From exclusive Kingsdown plush-top mattresses to windows that open to the fresh mountain air, every detail of your room has been designed to make your stay a comfort and a delight. Additional features include free wireless Internet access, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker and more.

In the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards Poll, The Spa at the Omni Grove park Inn was rated “Top 20 U.S. Resort Spas.”

Golfers will delight in this historic course that has played host to numerous PGA Tour events. A 50,000-square-foot Sports Complex offers indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a racquetball court, an indoor pool (outdoor pool is located at the Cabana Grille), fitness trainers, yoga classes, and children’s programs. Set aside time to stroll through the new shopping promenade. The Grove Park Inn offers award winning dining and several lounges for an enjoyable evening out.

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TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional:

Possess the scientific background for clinical practice

Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but also of all additional related disciplines which may impact it

Maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures necessary for the provision of quality patient care

Manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in the clinical setting, the clinical and educational institutions, and the community in which the practice resides

Serve as an expert in matters involving health care delivery; serve as an informed manager of clinical and educational services provided, including the acquisition and distribution of resources necessary in meeting professional goals

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences - to include but not be limited to advanced anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and social sciences - as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of anesthesia and related services inherent in the anesthesia professions.

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of presented pharmacological agents through the understanding of their physico-chemical properties, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, updated uses, and more recently developed additional, related, and similar drugs.

Outline comprehensive management plans for the group of patients discussed, whether related in age, physical status, cultural background, invasive procedure, anesthetic or analgesic requirements, clinical setting, adverse reactions, and/or goals of care.

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of anesthetic procedures and administrations, equipment use, and other applications encountered during the provision of anesthesia and analgesia whether in the surgical unit, the labor and delivery suite, the pain management clinic, or other more remote location of anesthetizing services.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups - recognized as serving as the authority for and/or holding the responsibility to compile and approve such tenets - in the provision of anesthesia and related services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.

Apply the new techniques in the clinical setting of the participant.

Topics in Anesthesia
Asheville, North Carolina
August 11-14, 2014

Monday, August 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Preoperative Testing: When Should You Order HCG, BNP, INR, or Hemoglobin A1c? R.Roy  
  0830 Chronic Medications: Continue or Discontinue Preoperatively? R.Roy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Time Out for Fire L.Clark  
  1045 Regional Anesthesia for Carotid Endarectomy L.Clark  
  1145 Regional Anesthesia Not Just for Joints: Case Scenarios L.Clark  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, August 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 GI Endoscopy: Deep Sedation Versus General Anesthesia for Patients in the Prone Position? R.Roy  
  0830 Postoperative Analgesia: Intraoperative Drug Administration to Reduce Postoperative Analgesic Requirements R.Roy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Patients in Substance Abuse Programs: Anesthetizing Those Chronically Taking Naltrexone, Methadone, or Buprenorphine R.Roy  
  1045 Anesthesia for Trauma L.Clark  
  1145 The News in Clinical Hemodynamics: CVP, PVV, and SVV L.Clark  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, August 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Dental Injuries What Can We Do L.Clark  
  0830 The Immune System and Anesthesia L.Clark  
  0930 Break
  0945 Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy H.Patel  
  1045 Preoperative Cardiac Disease Risk Evaluation and Management H.Patel  
  1145 Pacemaker / Defibrillator: What You Need to Know H.Patel  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Thursday, August 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Blood Glucose: Intraoperative Management - How Sweet Is It? R.Roy  
  0830 Intravenous Anesthesia: Will the Next Agent Be an Emulsion of an Existing Volatile Agent? R.Roy  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Da Vinci: Risk and Complications H.Patel  
  1045 Anaphylaxis: Identification and Treatment H.Patel  
  1145 Fat Embolism: Case Reviews and Management H.Patel  
  1245 Adjourn 20 CME I / 20 CEC  

FACULTY

Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Residency Program Director
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Raymond Clyde Roy, PhD, MD
Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Hemal Patel, MD
Vice Chairmen, Anesthesia Department
Adjunct professor South University
Anesthesia Assistant Program
Savannah, Georgia

ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the co-providership of the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Healthcare System, Dallas and Northwest Anesthesia Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Healthcare System, Dallas is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Anesthesiology: CME credit will be sent directly to The American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill the Part 2 requirement for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®).

Canadian Physicians: The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada lists The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, as an approved ACCME accredited provider. The AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ awarded may be submitted by the participant to the RCPSC for equivalent MOC Section 1 Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 CEC; AANA Code #1028815; Expiration date 8/14/2014.

Anesthesiologist Assistants: The NCCAA accepts these ACCME-approved programs for continuing educational credits.

Registered Nurses: NWAS is approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider Number 04833 and Florida and Washington, DC Boards of Nursing, Provider Number 50-7480. This program offers 20 contact hours. Meets the requirements of the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing, Rules and Regulations §21.133.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Austin, Texas, and Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 30 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 June 12 to July 12. No refund after July 12; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel and tuition booked through NWAS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWAS! Click here for more information.

Lecture notes will be provided on a CD in PDF format.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures.

We have a block of rooms for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, rooms are based upon availability only and may be at a higher rate.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

REGISTER EARLY

We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.