Locations

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.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder invites you to escape from reality, in a city that welcomes the bold and adventurous. This one-of-a-kind hotel greets guests with an elegant design and floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing a picturesque mountain backdrop. With upscale furnishings, an array of thoughtful amenities and a deep-rooted local culture, you can anticipate a guest experience that’s equal parts style and service.

The signature amenities you know and love will be available to you every day: free made-to-order breakfast, a complimentary evening reception*, and spacious two-room suites! But those aren't the only memories you'll bring home from your stay. Perhaps your story will be of adventures in Chautauqua Park and along Boulder Creek. Or maybe your version of adventure involves sampling locally sourced fare and craft beer. Either way, passionate local area guides will be here to help you discover what it means to learn, work, and play in Boulder.

As a guest of Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder, you can enjoy select features with their sister property, Hilton Garden Inn Boulder. Take advantage of two distinctly different social gathering places, an open-air courtyard, all-new Tesla electric car charging stations, and a central location in the most exciting area of town. Stay fit at the two-story fitness center, rooftop pool, nearby trails for biking, hiking and longboarding. When it's time to dine, enjoy Brickstones Kitchen and Bar onsite restaurant. Guest suites feature 1 king or 2 Queen beds and a living room separated from the bedroom by privacy door that features a comfortable pullout sofa bed, HDTV, mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, coffee maker, ergonomic work desk, data port, laptop-sized safe, hairdryer, iron/board and more. Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder is located approximately 42 miles from the Denver International Airport (DEN). Parking rates are discounted for those who book their room through NWAS/NWWT only, Self parking $16 per day; Valet parking $20 per day.

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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.

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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 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 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 3, 2020 to May 3, 2020. No refund after May 3, 2020; 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.

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