Locations

Los Cabos, Mexico

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Los Cabos has become one of the most attractive vacation spots in Mexico offering visitors big game fishing, world-class golf, scubadiving, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, ATV, bike, and horseback excursions, rejuvenating luxury spas, and dancing until dawn. Los Cabos is comprised primarily of two towns, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, that are linked by a 20-mile corridor lined with resorts and championship golf.
San Jose del Cabo is reminiscent of an older time, where the days are longer and the mood softer.

The Old Jesuit Mission, known as Parroquia San José, The Estero, an estuary with an endless variety of colorful birds and wildlife, and a historic downtown are just a few of many attractions. Cabo San Lucas is noted for its festive atmosphere and nightlife, and also offers a variety of attractions. El Arco, a natural rock formation in the shape of an arch, lies adjacent to Playa Del Amor (Lover’s Beach) where couples can stroll hand in hand when the tide is low. In Cabo San Lucas, water enthusiasts can dive and view gardens of black coral and waterfalls of sand as they glide with sea life under clear warm water.

The Corridor at Land’s End is defined by the azure blue and turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortés, rugged cliffs, quiet coves teeming with marine life, desert vistas, and mountains that all come together with a wash of colors that are unmistakably Cabo’s. This beautiful stretch of desert coastline is still mostly undeveloped, however the towns of Los Barriles and Buena Vista are thriving fishing and tourist communities offering local cuisine and pangas to rent for a day casting your line in the deep. The East Cape is also the windsurfing center of Los Cabos, as well as being home to the more remote Cabo Pulmo which draws divers to the most northerly coral reef in the Pacific. Wherever you go in Los Cabos, you will find everything you need to leave the cares of everyday life behind.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

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Located on one of the most majestic peninsulas in the world and offering spectacular views of the Sea of Cortes, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is a luxurious oasis of sophistication and comfort. Their all-inclusive experience offers a myriad of activities from fine dining options at six à la carte restaurants and two gourmet buffet restaurants, to unique spa treatments, Children’s programming, and nightly entertainment. Enjoy deep-water fishing, scuba diving, world-class golf, or simply relax and soak up the sun on the resort’s breathtaking beachfront. There are also five swimming pools on property to choose from. (Fees apply for some activities.) This magnificent beachfront resort is situated in an exclusive area of San José del Cabo, just 10 minutes from the city center, 20 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) airport, and just 25 minutes from Cabo San Lucas.

Please be aware that Hotel Ziva is an all-inclusive resort. If you choose to stay elsewhere, you will be charged approximately $115 per person per day for entry into the resort even if you are only attending the seminar. This is a firm resort policy. This fee is subject to change without notice at the discretion of resort management. The fee will allow you wireless Internet access and one lunch per day in the Buffet Restaurant (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks included.) Any unused items of the Day Pass package are not refundable or exchangeable for any other services. Private events, breakfast, and dinner are not included.

The all-Inclusive plan includes: 7 nights accommodations, all service charges, applicable taxes and gratuities, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks at the resort, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at all of the hotels food and beverage outlets from 8am to 2am, mini bar drinks, non-motorized water sports, exercise facilities, daytime tennis courts, table games, scheduled stage shows, and mini club activities. Package starts with lunch on the arrival date and finishes with breakfast on the departure date. Basic Internet access (one device per guest) will be provided on a complimentary basis for those who book their room through NWAS/NWWT only. All rooms feature a sofa, refreshment center, and a balcony or terrace. Airport shuttle not included.

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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
Los Cabos, Mexico
October 6-11, 2019

Sunday, October 6

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0755 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0800 The Metabolic Syndrome and the Obese Patient A.Wadhwa  
  0900 Key Issues for Safe Anesthesia in the Morbidly Obese A.Wadhwa  
  1000 Break
  1015 Update on Care of the Patient With Head Trauma E.Frost  
  1115 Regional Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient J.Ortiz  
  1215 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Monday, October 7

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 Regional Anesthesia in the Febrile Patient With an Abnormal INR J.Ortiz  
  0900 Anesthetic Implications of Musculoskeletal and CNS Diseases J.Ortiz  
  1000 Break
  1015 Sleep, Respiration and Pain: What Is the Connection? A.Wadhwa  
  1115 Rarities: Cases You Rarely Encounter That Have Anesthetic Implications E.Frost  
  1215 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, October 8

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 Anesthetic Assessment of the Transgender Patient Presenting for Surgery E.Frost  
  0900 Spinal Cord Injury and Its Surgery: from Stem to Stern E.Frost  
  1000 Break
  1015 Multimodal Analgesia: Management of Acute Pain in a Patient With Chronic Pain J.Ortiz  
  1115 Disclosure of Harmful Medical Errors: How, When and Why? A.Wadhwa  
  1215 Adjourn 1.3 Pharmacology Hours
 

Wednesday, October 9 - Day Open

 

Thursday, October 10

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 Role of Ketamine Perioperatively A.Wadhwa  
  0900 Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Bariatric Surgery: Prophylaxis and Treatment A.Wadhwa  
  1000 Break
  1015 Where Is the Basement Anyway? What Goes on in Interventional Radiology? E.Frost  
  1115 Perioperative Care of the Elderly: How Can We Improve Outcomes? J.Ortiz  
  1215 Adjourn 1.1 Pharmacology Hours
 

Friday, October 11

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 Best Anesthesiology Apps J.Ortiz  
  0900 Operating Room Management: Can We Deliver Efficiency and Patient Safety? J.Ortiz  
  1000 Break
  1015 When to Say Yes, When to Say No to Regional Anesthesia A.Wadhwa  
  1115 Ethical Issues and Anesthesia: How Can They Be Handled? E.Frost  
  1215 Adjourn 0.3 Pharmacology Hours  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

4.1 Pharmacology Hours†

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  

FACULTY

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

Jaime Ortiz, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Regional Anesthesia
Co-Director of Acute Pain Management Service
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Anupama N. Wadhwa, MBBS, DA, MSc
Medical Director
Chief of Anesthesiology, Norton Brownsboro Hospital
President Elect, International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP)
President, Kentucky and Indiana Society of Physicians of Indian Origin
Louisville, Kentucky

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 #1036595; Expiration Date 10/11/2019.

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 August 7, 2019 to September 6, 2019. No refund after September 6, 2019; 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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