Boulder, Colorado

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The Flatirons create a stunning geological backdrop to this scenic mountain town where a quaint downtown welcomes visitors with a variety of dining options, art galleries, boutique shopping, and street entertainment.

Begin your cultural excursion by touring the Dairy Center for the Arts. Formerly a dairy production plant, the Dairy Center is now utilized as a multi-purpose space for traditional art exhibits, live musical performances, ballet, foreign film showings, theater, and even stand-up comedy. Next, head to the Leanin’ Tree Museum for a comprehensive display of Western art including bronze sculptures, paintings, and gifts. Sip and dine at Avery Brewing Company, where the food is farm-to-table fresh and the brews top-notch. Boulder is also home to the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory where tastings and tours of a working tea factory will thrill all ages.

Head outdoors and hike the inspiring altitudes of Chautauqua park. Watch rock climbers scale mighty heights at Eldorado Canyon and hike the trails for views of mountain streams and waterfalls. Every level of hiking difficulty is well-represented in Boulder.

Science aficionados will enjoy the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) where you’ll discover several interesting exhibits on extreme weather and climate tracking. Astronomy lectures, interactive exhibits, and lasershows await at Fiske Planetarium where kids and adults alike will have fun exploring the outer reaches of space.

St. Julien Boulder's Hotel & Spa

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St. Julien Boulder’s Hotel & Spa Winner of 2016 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards #14 Best Hotels in the West and 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and Hall of Fame Award!

At St Julien Hotel & Spa, world-class accommodations and service balance perfectly, melding nature and nurture, simplicity and style, relaxation and renewal. Located in the heart of Boulder’s historic downtown, St Julien Hotel & Spa is within walking distance of more than 200 shops and 80 restaurants, just steps from the historic Pearl Street Mall, the beautiful University of Colorado campus, miles of hiking and biking paths, and numerous entertainment options.

The Spa at St Julien features twelve treatment rooms outfitted with the latest spa therapy equipment; separate men’s and women’s locker rooms, each with steam, sauna and the finest personal care amenities; an inner relaxation lounge offering spa refreshments; and a 60 foot indoor lap pool, offering mountain views and high-altitude patio relaxation; and a complimentary fitness center featuring the latest aerobic and cardio equipment.

When it’s time to dine, Jill’s Restaurant features dramatic creation of select dishes adjacent to your dining table. Jill’s Restaurant staff delights with the tableside preparation of select dishes such as Steak Diane, Caesar Salad, Shrimp Scampi, Bananas Foster, and more. The T-Zero Lounge offers a modern, yet contemporary rendezvous for signature martinis, cocktails, and one of the best wine programs in Boulder. Hand-crafted signature cocktails and martinis, many made with local Colorado liquor, are complemented with an entertainment schedule that features live music five nights a week.

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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 Anesthesia Update
Boulder, Colorado
June 26-29, 2018

Tuesday, June 26

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Cleared for Surgery J.Kryc  
  0800 Preoperative Evaluation of the Ambulatory Patient J.Kryc  
  0900 Preoperative Assessment and Optimization of the Pediatric Trauma Patient T.Grissom  
  1000 Break
  1015 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient: Dogma and Controversy T.Grissom  
  1115 Clinical Pharmacology Review W.Wilson  
  1215 Electrolyte Disorders W.Wilson  
  1315 Adjourn
2.7 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, June 27

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Blood Pressure Management and CNS Outcomes W.Wilson  
  0800 Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Anesthesia Provider W.Wilson  
  0900 From Symptoms to Biomarkers: Should We Change the Paradigms J.Kryc  
  1000 Break
  1015 Statins and Non Cardiac Surgery: Can We Reduce Perioperative Risk J.Kryc  
  1115 Ketamine: Sooner or Later, Everything Old is New Again T.Grissom  
  1215 Top Ten Anesthesia Papers in the Last Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice? T.Grissom  
  1315 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, June 28

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Damage Control Radiology in Trauma: What the Anesthesia Provider Needs to Know T.Grissom  
  0800 Update on Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient T.Grissom  
  0900 Allergy and Anaphylaxis W.Wilson  
  1000 Break
  1015 Treatment of Pain Agitation and Delirium in the ICU W.Wilson  
  1115 Introduction to Nanotechnology Honey I Shrunk the Kids J.Kryc  
  1215 Nanomedicine: The Cyborg Era Begins J.Kryc  
  1315 Adjourn
4.1 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Friday, June 29

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Preeclampsia: What the Nonobstetric Anesthetist Needs to Know J.Kryc  
  0800 Maternal Mortality: Who, When, Where, and Why J.Kryc  
  0900 Bringing the Patient With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Into the OR With Their Ventilator T.Grissom  
  1000 Break
  1015 Management of the Septic Patient: Bringing the ICU Into the OR T.Grissom  
  1115 Anesthesia for the Elderly W.Wilson  
  1215 Ethics and Anesthesia W.Wilson  
  1315 Adjourn
2 Pharmacology Hours
 

24 CME I

24 CEC

10.7 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshements served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Joseph J. Kryc, MD, MBA
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Banner University Hospital
Tucson, Arizona

William C. Wilson, MD, MA
Clinical Professor
Chief Medical Officer
University of California Irvine Health System
Irvine, California

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 24 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 24 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1035631; Expiration Date 6/29/2018.

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 24 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS 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 24 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 April 27, 2018 to May 27, 2018. No refund after May 27, 2018; 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.