Locations

Anaheim, California

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Anaheim, (Disneyland® Resort) In Walt Disney’s words, "To all who come to this happy place... Welcome." Since 1955, Disneyland® Park has been a magical destination where families can have fun together and make memories to last a lifetime.

Both the young and young at heart will discover a magical kingdom full of classic family-friendly attractions where you can blast off in a rocket, explore the deepest jungles, sail aboard a pirate ship, or rub elbows with princesses, just to name a few. When the sun goes down, you won’t want to miss Disneyland’s iconic fireworks display or the delightful stage show effects of Fantasmic!®, a journey through imagination.

Next door at Disney’s California Adventure® Park, experience the golden age of Hollywood as you stroll the shops of Buena Vista Street. Stop for a photo op with your favorite Pixar and Marvel characters, or head to the newly re-imagined Pixar Pier. Nights come alive when you join in for the Paint the Night Parade, an electrifying experience with all your favorite characters. Then, catch the nighttime spectacular, World of Color® for a brilliant display of fountains, dazzling lights, and effects.

After the parks close, the fun continues at Downtown Disney® District, where you can find souvenirs of every kind including clothing, housewares, toys, jewelry, sunglasses and more. Enjoy live music as you shop, then dine on a wide selection of great food including Cajun, Mexican, or Italian favorites. Don’t forget to grab ice cream or a churro for dessert.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa®

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This stunning hotel offers premium accommodations and rich dining experiences in American Craftsman style and elegance. Choose from a variety of different relaxing pools, including the peaceful oasis of the Fountain Pool and outdoor hot tub, the Redwood Pool with waterslide, and the refreshing Mariposa pool and outdoor hot tub. Indulge your senses with exotic treatments, specialty massages and rejuvenating facials that purify and cleanse your mind, body and spirit at the Mandara Spa. Disover award-winning food and wine, cozy lounges, Character Dining and much more.

It’s a breeze to access Disney California Adventure® Park from the hotel using a convenient entrance and exit (with valid theme park admission). Retire to your room whenever you wish, then return to the fun! Disneyland® Resort Hotel Guests can also enjoy early admission, during every day of their hotel stay, to select attractions in either Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure® Park one hour before the park opens to the public. 

Standard guestrooms feature either one king-size bed, or one queen-size bed plus a bunk bed, or 2 queen-size beds (bedding based on availability at time of check-in), complimentary wireless and wired Internet access, robes, DVD player, iron/board, hairdryer, make-up mirror, safe and more. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is located approximately 14.2 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA),14.3 miles from Long Beach Airport (LGB), and 34 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets:

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TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty or are impacted by 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
Anaheim, California (Disneyland® Resort)
March 6-9, 2019

 

Wednesday, March 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Challenges in Perioperative Optimization A.Minokadeh  
  0830 Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disordered Breathing in the Hospital A.Minokadeh  
  0930 Break
  0945 Latest in Resuscitation Science A.Minokadeh  
  1045 Basics of Neuroanesthesia: Part I T.Fuhrman  
  1145 Basics of Neuroanesthesia: Part II T.Fuhrman  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Thursday March 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Cardiac Devices T.Fuhrman  
  0830 Anesthesia for the Obstetrical Trauma Patient T.Fuhrman  
  0930 Break
  0945 Clinical Pharmacology Review K.Gimenez  
  1045 Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Anesthesia Provider K.Gimenez  
  1145 Regional Blocks for the Cool Kids K.Gimenez  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, March 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia Machines A.Wallace  
  0830 Hemodynamic Management and Goal-Directed Therapy A.Wallace  
  0930 Break
  0945 How to Setup Electronic Anesthesia Record Systems Without Suffering Too Much A.Wallace  
  1045 ICU for the Non-Critical Care Physician T.Fuhrman  
  1145 Anesthesia for the Elderly T.Fuhrman  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Saturday, March 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction T.Fuhrman  
  0830 Malignant Hyperthermia T.Fuhrman  
  0930 Break
  0945 Pacemakers Made Incredibly Simple A.Wallace  
  1045 PTSD and Central Adrenergics A.Wallace  
  1145 Drug Use and the Addicted Physician A.Wallace  
  1245 Adjourn    
   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshements served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Thomas Fuhrman, MD, MMSc, FCCP
Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Central Florida COM
Chief of Anesthesia, Bay Pines, VAHS
Bay Pines, Florida

Kimberly M. Gimenez, MD
Clinical Professor Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care
Division Chief of for Critical Care
University of California San Diego, School of Medicine
San Diego, California

Anushrivan Minokadeh, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
Division Chief of for Critical Care
UC San Diego, School of Medicine
San Diego, California

Arthur Wallace, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of California
San Francisco, California
Chief Anesthesia Service
Veterans Affair Medical Center
San Francisco, California

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 joint providership of The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health and Northwest Anesthesia Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of 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 I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.

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 January 6, 2018 to February 5, 2018. No refund after February 5, 2018; 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 via download in PDF format.

You must sign-in every day you attend to receive credit.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) 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.

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