Banff, Alberta, Canada

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Welcome to the town of Banff in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Rocky Mountains have long been an area of great significance to native peoples. The valleys were places of ceremony and celebration; the lakes and mineral springs offered rejuvenation for mind, body, and spirit. It was here, in 1885, that the Canadian Government created Canada’s first National Park. Today the Banff/Lake Louise area is a crossroads for international visitors and offers everything from spiritual retreats to contemporary art exhibits and theatrical performances.

Vacation possibilities here are as diverse as the Canadian Rocky Mountain landscape. Airplane tours offer guided flights for a unique view of the magnificent Canadian Rockies. Relax aboard glass-enclosed boats as you travel through the Minnewanka Valley to Devil’s Gap on Lake Minnewanka. Fish peacefully along the shore of an alpine lake or stream. Cast at will, timelessly drifting along. Tee-off amongst the backdrop of dramatic mountain ranges, with local wildlife as your gallery.

Enjoy panoramic views, short hiking trails, interpretive exhibits, and restaurants. For the adventurer, take part in heli-sightseeing or heli-hiking. Learn a new skill with training programs for all skill levels in the disciplines of rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, outdoor leadership, avalanche awareness, and ski mountaineering.

For those who prefer a more relaxed, slower-paced alpine experience, backpacking or mountaineering adventures are offered. ATV tours are designed to get you off the main roads and into the wilderness. Kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, and floating are also part of the fun on the local rivers and lakes. Horseback ride through a pine forest with a nature guide hearing only hoof beats, bask in a natural hot spring or a luxury spa, or explore a glacier at the Columbia Icefield.

Finally, enjoy strolling alongside locals and world-travellers in downtown Banff as you discover a cosmopolitan collection of galleries, boutiques, and cafés. Shops range from internationally recognized clothiers and independently-owned establishments to Canada’s oldest department store.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. The Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, a luxury spa, pool and fitness center.

Guest rooms are 350 square feet and feature 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds (based on availability), LCD TV, Wireless High Speed Internet access (fee may apply), radio, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, iron/board.

Standard rooms have obstructed views with trees or parts of the building, and Premium rooms have full valley views.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located on Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park, a 5 minute drive from the Banff town site and 1.5 hours west of Calgary International Airport (approx 90 miles/145 kilometers).

Park Pass: The city of Banff is located in one of Canada's National Parks. Everyone entering the parks must purchase a park pass. The rate is approximately $9.80 CAD per day for 1 adult or $19.60 CAD total per day for 2 or more persons in the same vehicle. Daily passes are sold for no more than 6 days, so if you are staying longer you must purchase a yearly pass for $67.70 CAD per adult or $136.40 CAD for family. Visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/pass/FAQ-pass for more information. Prices are subject to change without notice. You can purchase your pass online and print it out in advance: https://2017parkpass.banfflakelouise.com/.

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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.

Clinical Topics in Anesthesia
Banff, Alberta, Canada
August 7-11, 2017

Monday, August 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Preoperative Assessment: Intuition or Evidence? D.Jones  
  0830 Patient Selection for Ambulatory Surgery: What's "Too Risky"? D.Jones  
  0930 Break
  0945 Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access S.Clendenen  
  1045 Ultrasound 101: What's Different About Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia? S.Clendenen  
  1145 Trends and Thoughts on Pediatric Premedication W.Jones  
  1245 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology
 
 

Tuesday, August 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 My Child Has a Cold: Should We Come in for Surgery? W.Jones  
  0830 Anesthesia in the First Ten Days of Life: Gastroschisis, Omphalocele, and the Like W.Jones  
  0930 Break
  0945 Hypotension and Shock: Review of Vasopressors / Inotropes D.Jones  
  1045 Management of the Geriatric Patient D.Jones  
  1145 Epidural, Paravertebral, or Transversus Abdominis Plane Block: Is There an Ideal Block? S.Clendenen  
  1245 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology
 
 

Wednesday, August 9 - Open Day

Thursday, August 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia for Orthopedic Surgery S.Clendenen  
  0830 Peripheral Nerve Catheters and Home Management S.Clendenen  
  0930 Break
  0945 Radiologic Exams With Anesthesia: It's Not Like Ordering Passport Photos W.Jones  
  1045 LMA as Your Airway: But in an Adenotonsillectomy? W.Jones  
  1145 Anesthesia for the Obese Patient: Physiology and Pharmacology D.Jones  
  1245 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology
 
 

Friday, August 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign-in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Acute Pain Management for the Patient With Chronic Pain S.Clendenen  
  0830 Emergence Delirium in the Pediatric Population: The Worn Out Mom W.Jones  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia and Fatigue: Just Let Me Close My Eyes for a Minute W.Jones  
  1045 Update: Blood Transfusion and Patient Blood Management D.Jones  
  1145 Hypoxemia Post Caesarean Section D.Jones  
  1245 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology
 
   
20 CME
20 Class A CEC
4.4 Pharmacology Hours†
 

FACULTY

Steven R. Clendenen, MD
Chair, Division of Regional Anesthesia
Vice-Chair Practice, Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida

Dean R. Jones, MD, FRCPC
Regional Department Head
Regional Department Head Regional Department of Anesthesiology
Fraser Health Authority
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

William H. Jones, DO
Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology and Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Legacy Campus
Plano, Texas

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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1033812; Expiration Date 8/11/2017.

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 June 8, 2017 to July 8, 2017. No refund after July 8, 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 on a CD 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.