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 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

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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, 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
Asheville, North Carolina
August 13-16, 2018

Monday, August 13

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Perils and Pitfalls in Mechanical Ventilation L.Guzzi  
  0800 Airway Management: A Yearly Update on Risk, Assessment, and Plans L.Guzzi  
  0900 Special Considerations in Pediatric Airway Management A.Franklin  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthesia for Remote Locations S.Pyati  
  1115 Neurological Disorders and Anesthesia S.Pyati  
  1215 Anesthesia and Analgesia for Orthopedic Surgery and How to Improve Outcomes S.Pyati  
  1315 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, August 14

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 The Role of Epidural Analgesia in Abdominal Surgery S.Pyati  
  0800 Post-Dural Puncture Headache (PDPH) S.Pyati  
  0900 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: General Guidelines L.Guzzi  
  1000 Break
  1015 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Anesthesia Implications L.Guzzi  
  1115 Pediatric Regional Anesthesia: Separating Fact From Fiction A.Franklin  
  1215 Prevention and Management of Pediatric Emergence Delirium A.Franklin  
  1315 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, August 15

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Pediatric Fluid and Electrolyte Management A.Franklin  
  0800 Anesthesia and the Child With a Respiratory Tract Infection A.Franklin  
  0900 Role of NSAIDS in Pain Management S.Pyati  
  1000 Break
  1015 Role of Opioids in Pain Management S.Pyati  
  1115 Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Bioterrorism: An Update for The Anesthesia Provider: Are You Ready L.Guzzi  
  1215 Blast Injuries and Acute Lung Injury an Anesthesia and Critical Care Review L.Guzzi  
  1315 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, August 16

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Anesthesia and Obesity: A Growing Problem L.Guzzi  
  0800 The Anesthesia Record: Documentation and Clarity L.Guzzi  
  0900 A Perioperative Event Has Occurred: Defense and Litigation L.Guzzi  
  1000 Break
  1015 Current Controversies in Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Pain Management A.Franklin  
  1115 Pediatric Transfusion Medicine A.Franklin  
  1215 Pediatric Anesthesia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea A.Franklin  
  1315 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

24 CME

24 Class A CEC

4.9 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Andrew David Franklin, MD MBA
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Director, Pain Management Services
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Louis Guzzi, MD
Attending in Anesthesia and CCM
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and CCM
Florida State University School of Medicine
FHMG Medical Group
Orlando, Florida

Srinivas (Srini) Pyati MD, DA, MRCA, FCARCS
Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 24 CEC; AANA Code #1035485; Expiration date 8/16/18.

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 June 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018. No refund after July 14, 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.