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 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.

Clinical Anesthesia Update
Boulder, Colorado
June 2-5, 2020

Tuesday, June 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 The Patient With Cardiac Disease 1: Preop Clearance Is Not So Clear M.Murphy  
  0830 The Patient With Cardiac Disease 2: Management, Monitoring and Meds M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Controversies in Airway Management I.Osborn  
  1045 Awake Intubation: Who? What? When? And How??? I.Osborn  
  1145 Recognition and Management of Perioperative Electrolyte Emergencies J.Szalados  
  1245 Adjourn
2 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, June 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Implications of Common Chronic Neurologic Diseases on the Anesthesia Plan J.Szalados  
  0830 Management of the Patient With Bronchospasm and Reactive Airway Disease J.Szalados  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Patient With Cardiac Disease 3: Stents and CIEDs in the Perioperative Period M.Murphy  
  1045 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy  
  1145 Ketamine: What's Old and New With This Drug? I.Osborn  
  1245 Adjourn
3.3 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, June 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Interventional Neuroradiology: Anesthetic Techniques for Elective and Emergency Procedures I.Osborn  
  0830 Update in Neuroanesthesia for the Occasional or Offsite Anesthesia Provider I.Osborn  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Glucose Management: What Is the Best Evidence? J.Szalados  
  1045 My Patient Has an Elevated Troponin: What Does It Mean to Outcome? J.Szalados  
  1145 Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents: How They Affect the Anesthesia Service M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn
2.9 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Friday, June 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Risk Management: The Minefields Where You Walk and Work M.Murphy  
  0830 Ethics in Our Business: Update for 2020 M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Medical Cannabis: What Are the Facts and Implications for Anesthesia Providers? I.Osborn  
  1045 Four Legal Developments of This Year You Must Know About J.Szalados  
  1145 Avoiding, Recognizing, and Managing Burnout J.Szalados  
  1245 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

9.5 Pharmacology Hours†

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  

FACULTY

Mark T. Murphy, MD
MSN Education, LLC
Treasure Island, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

Irene P. Osborn, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Division of Neuroanesthesia
Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

James Emery Szalados, MD, JD, MBA, MHA,
FACHE, FCCP, FCCM, FCLM, FNCS
Attorney and Counselor at Law
The Szalados Law Firm, Hilton, New York
Director, Surgical Critical Care and Surgical / Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Director, Neurocritical Care Program and Neurocritical Care Unit
Director, Telemedicine Critical Care Medicine Outreach Program
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anesthesiologist
Rochester General Hospital at Rochester Regional Health System
Rochester, New York

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 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037876; Expiration Date 6/5/2020.

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 Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.