Nassau, Bahamas

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Nassau is perfect for sun, sand, and surf. Experience the wonder of a thriving coral reef or the intrigue of a sunken wreck on a dive excursion or tour via glass-bottomed boat. Soft white sands and clear waters perfect for snorkeling can be found in many places across the island, but Cable Beach is a hidden gem open to the public. Alternatively, swim with dolphins, meet stingrays and sea lions, or take a Segway tour around Blue Lagoon Island, just a short ferry ride away. Travelling with kids is a breeze when visiting one of the biggest attractions on the islands, Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island. Aquaventure will keep families busy with a multitude of exciting waterslides and pools.

Nature enthusiasts won’t want to miss Ardastra Gardens, Zoo, and Conservation Center. Here visitors will enjoy a variety of native vegetation and the unique opportunity to get up close with flamingos, parrots, and colorful rainbow lorikeets. Discover Nassau’s storied history as a safe haven for pirates, a slave trade hub, and also a hotly contested territory between the British, French, and Spanish until the late 18th century. Walk the Queen’s Staircase to Fort Fincastle, a Bahamian landmark built by slaves in tribute to Queen Victoria’s help in the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas.

Seeking a little native Bahamian culture? Visit The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, an exhibit of paintings, crafts, and more by local artists, all housed in a restored building.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

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Located on Cable Beach, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar offers you a piece of paradise in The Bahamas. Explore the city of Nassau, dive into pristine waters, and soak up the sun. A destination within a destination, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar offers a luxury stay during your island getaway. Enjoy miles of sun-soaked beaches, interesting eco-attractions, and the vibrant community of Nassau.  Play the night away at the Baha Mar Casino, featuring 100,000 sq ft of gaming excitement. Hit the links at the Resort's dynamic 18-hole, 72-par Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course or enjoy a tennis match on one of the following surfaces: clay, hard tru or grass at the The Racquet Club at Baha Mar.  Indulge and stay fit at the 30,000 sq ft ESPA at Baha Mar with state of the art fitness facility. Unwind in one of six awe-inspiring pools, exlcusive to resort guests or lounge on 3,000 feet of sugary white sand. From cocktails on the beach at Out Island Bar to Mediterranean cuisine served in an open-kitchen ambience at 3 Tides and everything in-between, guests can enjoy island-inspired and global cuisine crafted by a team of highly acclaimed local and international chefs. For added convenience, 24–hour in-room dining is also available. Fountain View guestrooms offer one king bed or two queen beds (based on hotel availability), patio or balcony, flat screen TV,  coffee service, mini-bar, iHome bluetooth docking station, laptop-sized electronic safe, make-up mirror, hair dryer, push bathrobe, slippers and espa Bath products, iron/board. The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is located 10 minutes from the Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS).

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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.

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
Nassau, Bahamas
January 8-12, 2018

Monday, January 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Transition From PREoperative Evaluation to PERIoperative Management A.Visan  
  0830 The World of Cosmetic Surgery: Expect the Unexpected A.Visan  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient R.Lenhardt  
  1045 Perioperative Management of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome R.Lenhardt  
  1145 Anesthesia for Robotic Surgery R.Lenhardt  
  1245 Adjourn 1.1 Pharmacology  
 

Tuesday, January 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Perioperative Arrhythmias: How to Recognize Them: Part I R.Lenhardt  
  0830 Perioperative Arrhythmias: How to Recognize Them: Part II R.Lenhardt  
  0930 Break
  0945 Value, Quality, and Safety: Challenges and Opportunities for Anesthesia Professionals: Part I A.Visan  
  1045 Value, Quality, and Safety: Challenges and Opportunities for Anesthesia Professionals: Part II A.Visan  
  1145 The Payment Model Structure Evolution: Challenges and Opportunities for Anesthesia Practice A.Visan  
  1245 Adjourn 0.3 Pharmacology  
 

Wednesday, January 10 - Open Day

 

Thursday, January 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Pregnant Patient for Nonobstetric Surgery H.De Soto  
  0830 Anesthesia for Obstetric Emergencies H.De Soto  
  0930 Break
  0945 Allergy and Anaphylaxis H.De Soto  
  1045 Anticoagulants and Reversal Before Surgery R.Lenhardt  
  1145 Management of the Brain Dead Donor R.Lenhardt  
  1245 Adjourn 2.2 Pharmacology  
 

Friday, January 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Perioperative Management of the Diabetic Patient H.De Soto  
  0830 Failed Laryngoscopy: Now What? H.De Soto  
  0930 Break
  0945 Fast-Tracking Pediatric Ambulatory Anesthesia: Challenges and Controversies H.De Soto  
  1045 Healthcare Regulatory Trends: Impact on Anesthesia Providers A.Visan  
  1145 Anesthesia Practice: Transition From Hospital to Office Setting A.Visan  
  1245 Adjourn 0.8 Pharmacology  

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

4.4 Pharmacology Hours†

FACULTY

Hernando De Soto, MD
Chief of Anesthesia University of Florida Proton Institute
Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia and Airway Services
UF Health Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida

Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Preoperative Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Alexandru Visan, MD, MBA
CEO, Executive Cortex Consulting
Miami, Florida

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: 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 November 9, 2017 to December 9, 2017. No refund after December 9, 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.