Bonita Springs, Florida

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

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. Newly renovated guestrooms showcase hard wood flooring, contemporary style and coastal-inspired ambiance. Partial Bay View Rooms with Full Balconies feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, Hyatt Grand Beds, large 65” televisions with streaming capability, free Wi-Fi, iHome® stereo, laptop sized electronic safe, coffee/tea maker, mini-cooler, iron/board, makeup mirror, hair dryer and more.

Here are just a few of the ways you can enjoy your stay:
- Tee off with 18 holes at Saltleaf Golf Preserve, Raymond Floyd Designed or at our “The Leaf” par 3, 9-hole short course.
- Recharge with indulgent treatments and therapies, at the Stillwater Spa
- Plunge down the 5 waterslides, relax through the winding lazy river, or go for a dip in four refreshing pools
- Unmatched recreation on the water, available moments from the resort
- Epicurean delights await you both at the newly renovated restaurants, at Tanglewood, A Southern Kitchen (Re-branded and new menu) and Tarpon Bay restaurant
- Work out at the 24 hour StayFit™ Gym, featuring the latest in Life Fitness Cardio equipment and a Peloton Bike
-Take the Resort Ferry to the Resort’s Private Island, located on the Gulf of Mexico for a day at the beach

You will also enjoy a collection of resort shops, on-site car rental and tour services for your convenience. 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). Overnight hotel parking for guests is approximately $32 per night for Valet and $24 per night for self-parking. For non-guests, day self-parking is approx. $3 hour (max $24) or $14 per day for day Valet. Parking rates subject to change without notice.

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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 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
Bonita Springs, Florida
May 5-8, 2025

Monday, May 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient Part I R.Sikorski
  0830 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient Part II R.Sikorski
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia in the Electrophysiology Lab I: History, Pharmacology and Evolution of Anesthesia's Role S.Patel
  1045 Anesthesia in the Electrophysiology Lab II: Interventional Electrophysiology - What Are They Doing? S.Patel
  1145 The Pregnant Trauma Patient K.Quisenberry
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, May 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 THRIVE (Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange): What Is It? K.Quisenberry
  0830 Anesthesia for Parathyroid / Thyroid Surgery K.Quisenberry
  0930 Break
  0945 ERAS and Fluid Management Part I: What’s the Latest?? R.Sikorski
  1045 ERAS and Fluid Management Part II: What’s the Latest?? R.Sikorski
  1145 Anesthesia in the Electrophysiology Lab III: Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices – Current Procedures and New Horizons S.Patel
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, May 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: How Can We Optimize Outcomes? S.Patel
  0830 Mechanical Circulatory Support in Noncardiac Surgery: LVADs S.Patel
  0930 Break
  0945 Substance Abuse and Pregnancy: What Do I Need to Know? K.Quisenberry
  1045 Anesthetic Considerations for the Obese Parturient K.Quisenberry
  1145 Endpoints of Resuscitation: Can We Do a Better Job? R.Sikorski
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, May 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 What You Need to Know About Your Patient With Asthma K.Quisenberry
  0830 The Monitoring of Coagulation: Are We Behind the Times? R.Sikorski
  0930 Break
  0945 Mass Casualty Scenarios: Caught in the Middle R.Sikorski
  1045 Transcatheter Structural Heart Interventions: Complex Procedures and Anesthetic Implications S.Patel
  1145 Too Leaky or Too Tight? Anesthetic Management of Valvular Heart Disease for Noncardiac Surgery S.Patel
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

5.5 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/20/24

FACULTY

Kerry L. Quisenberry, DNP, CRNA
Assistant Program Director
Vice Chair of Administration
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Magee-Womens Hospital, OB CRNA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Saumil Jayant Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Associate Program Director
Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert A. Sikorski, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Medical Director of Trauma Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The John Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland 

ACCREDITATION

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1044424; Expiration Date 05/08/2025.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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 of the AR, DC, FL, GA, KS, KY, MI, MS, NH, NM, ND, SC, WV, and WY nursing boards. Provider number: 50-7480

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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 POLICY

No penalty if canceled by March 5, 2025. Cancellations between March 6, 2025, and April 5, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after April 5, 2025, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS 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)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. Click here for more information.

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

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.

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