Locations

Palm Beach, Aruba

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Discover an island that energizes the senses. Where untamed desert beauty is bound by a turquoise ocean. An isle of ancient caves, coral reefs, legendary lagoons, open-air markets, and colorful boutiques. Aruba has the highest standard of living in the West Indies and has become one of the most popular vacation spots in the Caribbean. Aruba's diverse cultural heritage makes it a fascinating place to visit and explore. It is not surprising that many of Aruba's popular pastimes involve its blue waters and beautiful beaches.

The most famous pastime is windsurfing thanks to the consistent 20-knot trade winds. Equipment rentals and instructors are available, so give it a try! Less than a mile offshore, the sea abounds with sailfish, wahoo, yellow and black tuna and marlin. Sport-fishing trips are widely available. The German freighter Antilia, scuttled at the start of WWII off the northwest coast, is a favorite destination of scuba divers. Shallow, gentle waters at Druif and Arashi Beaches where you can see a reef of elkhorn on the sandy bottom are a big draw for snorkelers. Or you may like a cruise on a glass bottom boat or catamaran which combines a picnic with sightseeing.

Be sure to explore Aruba by land, too. The countryside is dotted with windswept divi-divi trees, cactus and pastel-colored houses. Bubali Pond on the west coast is a bird sanctuary which attracts a great variety of birds - pelicans, cormorants, wood storks, and long-legged egrets among them. You can go horseback riding on highly trained paso fino horses from South America. Golf lovers can play the Aruba Golf Club near San Nicolas and the new Tierra del Sol course in Arashi in the northwest tip of the island, Aruba's first world-class golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II. Aruba has over six Vegas-style casinos for nighttime entertainment as well as superb restaurants, shows and shopping with many bargains to be had on European porcelain, jewelry, perfumes, and clothing.

The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort

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The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort is a beach-front resort on spectacular Palm Beach. Dive into a magnificent, three-tier swimming pool, each with its own cascading waterfall. Rocket down the water slide or swim up to the pool-side bar for your favorite cocktail. Later, unwind at the Stillwater Spa or in one of two outdoor Jacuzzis.

For kids, Hyatt’s Camp Watapana is the perfect place to experience the culture and uniqueness of Aruba. Hard court basketball, pool and beach volley ball, and two lighted tennis courts will help keep you busy. The health club features a state-of-the-art cardio center with theater entertainment. Daily activities such as yoga, bingo, and daily sunset happy hours are always fun to join and a great way to meet new friends.

Enjoy dining in one of six lovely on-site restaurants. When night falls, entertainment includes karaoke, live music, dancing and a casino. Newly renovated guest rooms feature amenities such as LCD TV, spacious bath, minibar, coffee maker, laptop safe, hair dryer and iron/board.

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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
Palm Beach, Aruba
December 8-13, 2019

 

Sunday, December 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 The Patient With Cardiac Disease I: Preop Clearance Is Not So Clear M.Murphy  
  0830 The Patient With Cardiac Disease II: Management, Monitoring and Meds M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Patient With Cardiac Disease III: Stents and CIEDs in the Perioperative Period M.Murphy  
  1045 The Neurosurgical Airway: Challenges, Myths, Innovations I.Osborn  
  1145 Look Ma, No Tube! Exploring the Noninvasive Ventilation Techniques I.Osborn  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Monday, December 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Time Is Brain! Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke I.Osborn  
  0830 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Traumatic Shock: Assessment and Evaluation R.Samet  
  1045 Traumatic Shock: Anesthesia and Resuscitative Management R.Samet  
  1145 POCUS: Point-of-Care Ultrasound - A Great Tool for Everyone R.Samet  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, December 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Ultrasound-Guided Abdominal Blocks: Techniques and Value R.Samet  
  0830 Ultrasound-Guided Chest Blocks: Techniques and Value R.Samet  
  0930 Break
  0945 What's New in Neuroanesthesia? I.Osborn  
  1045 Anesthesia for Spine Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury I.Osborn  
  1145 The Obesity Epidemic M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn
Wednesday, December 11 - Day Open
 

Thursday, December 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The OSA Patient: Another Landmine to Avoid M.Murphy  
  0830 Fire in the OR: Who Else Gets Burned? M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Traumatic Rib Fractures and Their Management R.Samet  
  1045 Intraneural Injections: The Facts and Myths R.Samet  
  1145 Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST): Evaluation and Management R.Samet  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, December 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia in Remote Locations I.Osborn  
  0830 PBLD: The Patient With Chronic Pain for Spine Surgery I.Osborn  
  0930 Break
  0945 Review of the Recent Literature M.Murphy  
  1045 Ethics in Our Business: Update for 2019 M.Murphy  
  1145 Adjourn    
   

24 CME

24 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD

 

FACULTY

Irene P. Osborn, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Division of Neuroanesthesia
Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

Mark T. Murphy, MD
MSN Education, LLC
St. Petersburg, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

Ron E. Samet, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

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 24 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 24 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 24 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, 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 October 11, 2017 to November 10, 2017. No refund after November 10, 2017; 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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