Bonita Springs, Florida

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Bonita Springs is a welcoming beach community in Southwest Florida between Fort Myers and Naples. Whether you’re looking to explore nature, relax on the beach, or take a boat out on its clear waters, Bonita Springs is an unforgettable destination with a little something for everyone.

Bonita Springs is home to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, a 21-acre celebration of Florida’s wildlife and habitats. Everglades Wonder Gardens will also give you a glimpse into Florida’s natural history, featuring native vegetation, butterflies, alligators, snakes, birds, flamingos, tortoises, and more. Enjoy the wildlife and views at Barefoot Beach Preserve or rent a boat to take out on the water at Bay Water Boat Rentals. Bonita Springs Public Beach is a great place to go swimming, or seek out the privacy of Lovers Key State Park, a great spot for beachcombing accessible by boardwalk and public tram. Keep your eyes open for manatees and dolphins! Fishing and other outdoor activities including golf, kayaking, and parasailing are popular here. Play 18 holes at Raptor Bay or Bonita Fairways, paddle down the mangroves in Estero bay, or catch some air parasailing the skies of Bonita Bay. Watersports rentals of every kind are easily available as are charter tours, boats for fishing, and sailing certifications.

Take a lazy day to shop 140 stores at the Mirmar Outlets or wine and dine with fresh seafood at Tarpon Bay. Browse the galleries of the Art League of Bonita Springs, an arts organization that hosts both local and traveling art exhibitions and community events.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

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Located on 26 lush, tropical acres overlooking Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in Bonita Springs, you’ll find a casual environment that invites limitless recreation and relaxation. Recently honored with Florida Green Lodging’s Three Palm eco-friendly certification, this hotel rewards you with a refreshing respite, surrounded by the best of Bonita Springs and Southwest Florida. Each guestroom includes step-out balcony, wired and Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access, iHome alarm clock radio, mini-refrigerator, complimentary daily newspaper, DVD player, laptop-sized electronic safe, hair dryer, coffeemaker, iron/board and more. View rooms also feature the hotel’s choice of waterviews of the Gulf of Mexico, Estero Bay and/or the resort’s water features.

Here are just a few of the ways you can enjoy your stay:
- Tee off with 18 holes at Raptor Bay Golf Club, the world’s first Audubon certified resort golf course
- Recharge with indulgent treatments and therapies, at the Stillwater Spa
- Plunge down the 140 foot waterslide, or go for a dip in three refreshing pools
- Unmatched recreation on the water, available moments from the resort
- Epicurean delights await you, at Tanglewood and Tarpon Bay restaurants

You will also enjoy a collection of resort shops, on-site car rental and tour services for your convenience. Kids can take part in Camp Coconut, a fun and exciting program designed especially for guests ages 3–12. At Camp Coconut, children will spend days experiencing new things, like going on a shark tooth hunt, enjoying contests in the pools, water balloon toss, arts and crafts and so much more. They’ll learn all about the flora, fauna, and native Calusa Indians who lived in this part of Florida. (Toddlers must be fully potty-trained to participate.) Discover for yourself why this resort was recently named among Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels! The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa is located approximately 14.7 miles from the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).

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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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Bonita Springs, Florida
April 11-14, 2017

Tuesday, April 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 The Difficult Airway: Part I S.Dunn  
  0830 The Difficult Airway: Part II S.Dunn  
  0930 Break
  0945 Update on Care of the Patient With Head Trauma E.Frost  
  1045 Monitoring the Central Nervous System: New Gadgets, Do They Really Help? E.Frost  
  1145 Spinal Cord Injury and Its Surgery: From Stem to Stern E.Frost  
  1245 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology
 
 

Wednesday, April 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation: Do the Guidelines Tell Us What We Need to Know? E.Lobato  
  0830 Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation: Why Is It Important and What Do We Really Need to Know E.Lobato  
  0930 Break
  0945 Labor Analgesia: State of the Art S.Dunn  
  1045 Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Section S.Dunn  
  1145 PBLD: What Would You Do: Potential Disasters in Neuroanesthesia E.Frost  
  1245 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology
 
 

Thursday, April 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Ethical Issues and Anesthesia: How Can They Be Handled E.Frost  
  0830 Do You Really Need Two Large Bore IVs? E.Frost  
  0930 Break
  0945 Systematic Approach to Patients With Pacemakers or Implantable Defibrillators E.Lobato  
  1045 Perioperative Evaluation and Management of Patients With Coronary Stents E.Lobato  
  1145 Controversies in Pediatric Anesthesia S.Dunn  
  1245 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology
 
 

Friday, April 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Neurotoxicity and Pediatric Anesthesia S.Dunn  
  0830 How Do We Know Our Drugs Are Safe for Our Patients? E.Frost  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia in the Elderly Patient: Clinical Pearls E.Lobato  
  1045 Perioperative Myocardial Infarction: Should Everyone at Risk Get Troponin Levels? E.Lobato  
  1145 The Cocaine Positive Patient Scheduled for Elective Surgery: Cancel, Delay, or Press On? E.Lobato  
  1245 Adjourn
2.5 Pharmacology
 
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

5.8 Pharmacology Hours†

 

FACULTY

Steven Dunn, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
Tufts University Medical School
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, Massachusetts

Elizabeth Frost, MD
Professor of Anesthesia
Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Emilio B. Lobato, MD
Anesthesiology Services
North Florida/South Georgia VAMC
Gainesville, 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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1033372; Expiration Date 4/14/17.

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 February 10, 2017 to March 12, 2017. No refund after March 12, 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.