Nassau, Bahamas

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

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.

Baha Mar resort guests enjoy exclusive and unlimited access to the new Baha Bay Luxury Beachfront Waterpark, designed to perfectly fuse relaxing island chill with exhilarating fun for the entire family. This luxurious water park is directly adjacent to Baha Mar and set on 15 lush beachfront acres. With an array of spectacular experiences and tantalizing cuisine, however you like to play in the sun, it awaits you at Baha Bay. Unwind in one of six awe-inspiring pools, exlcusive to resort guests or lounge on 3,000 feet of sugary white sand.

Discover a delicious array of more than 45 dining options in or near the resort, including international cuisine, family friendly eateries and indulgent sweets shops. When hunger strikes at the pool or beach find a nearby food truck to satisfy your appetite and quench your thirst. After a day of resort activities, unwind and indulge at one of the resort's fine dining restaurants with menus infused with Bahamian ingredients and sustainable seafood, reflecting flavors of cultures from around the world.

Grand guestrooms offer one king or two queen Hyatt Grand Bed™, Juliet balcony, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee/tea maker, minibar, safe, hair dryer, push bathrobe, slippers, iron/board and more. The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is located 10 minutes from the Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS).

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 anesthesia specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of anesthesiology must 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; and provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner. Presentations are designed to facilitate the healthcare provider in reviewing, updating, and/or expanding knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional.

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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Nassau, Bahamas
December 6-9, 2023

Wednesday, December 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 What's New With CHF Patients Going for Noncardiac Surgery? H.Patel
  0830 Pulmonary Hypertension in the Patient for Noncardiac Surgery H.Patel
  0930 Break
  0945 Opioid-Sparing Strategies for Obstetric Surgery: Bringing ERAS Into the Cesarean Section Suite G.Collins
  1045 Postpartum Hemorrhage ROTEM / TEG Analysis G.Collins
  1145 Preparing Children for the Operating Room: What Are the Current Practices? A.Chandrakantan
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, December 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric OSA A.Chandrakantan
  0830 Mediastinal Masses in Children: What Do I Do? A.Chandrakantan
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia Out of the OR: MRI and CT Scan Suites - Patient Safety H.Patel
  1045 Preoperative Assessment and Management of Iron Deficiency Anemia H.Patel
  1145 ABCs OF AFE Recognition and Management of Amniotic Fluid Embolism G.Collins
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, December 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Obstetric Anesthesia Maternal Morbidity and Mortality G.Collins
  0830 Anesthesia for Bariatric Surgery: Opioid-Free Anesthesia G.Collins
  0930 Break
  0945 Troubleshooting Pediatric PACU Problems A.Chandrakantan
  1045 Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy A.Chandrakantan
  1145 IV Infiltration and Extravasation: What to Do When It Happens in the OR H.Patel
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, December 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Gastric Exam in Preparation for the OR H.Patel
  0830 Drug Errors in the Operating Room: Patient Safety H.Patel
  0930 Break
  0945 Regional / Truncal Anesthetic Techniques G.Collins
  1045 Opioid Epidemic: Anesthesia Provider's Role A.Chandrakantan
  1145 Big Data: How Can We Apply to Clinical Practice? A.Chandrakantan
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 4/1/22

FACULTY

Arvind Chandrakantan, MD, MBA, FAAP, FASA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Gregory Collins, DNP, CRNA
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Texas Christian University School of Nurse Anesthesia
Fort Worth, Texas

Hemal Patel, MD
Medical Director
Epix Healthcare
Memorial Health HCA
Associate Professor
Mercer University, School of Medicine
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 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/NWS 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, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest 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 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS 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 7, 2023 to November 6, 2023. No refund after November 6, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS/NWS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise 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.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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

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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.