Locations

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Los Cabos, Mexico

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

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.

All-Inclusive Plan Includes: 7 nights accommodations (Sat-Sat), breakfast, lunch, dinner, room service and snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees and teas at all of Hotel’s food and beverage outlets during their regular hours of operation,Wi-Fi in public areas and guestrooms (excludes meeting room), mini bar drinks, exercise facilities, daytime tennis courts, table games, scheduled stage shows and mini club activities (where applicable), gratuities and all applicable taxes. Tax rates subject to change without notice.

All meals and beverages are offered at Hotel’s restaurants and bars and are available during regular hours of operation. Unused portions of the All-Inclusive Plan are not refundable and are not exchangeable for other services. Airport transfers not included.

Please be aware that Hotel Ziva is an all-inclusive resort. If you choose to stay elsewhere, you will be charged approximately $150 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.

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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

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
Los Cabos, Mexico
October 30 - November 4, 2022

Sunday, October 30

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0755 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0800 Preop Clearance is Not So Clear M.Murphy  
  0900 What Do You Mean the Patient Had an MI? T2MI to MINS M.Murphy  
  1000 Break
  1015 New Nin invasive Monitoring and AKi. Anesthesia Role L.Guzzi  
  1115 Perioperative Delirium: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment K.Domino  
  1215 Adjourn
 

Monday, October 31

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 Perioperative Management of the Hypertensive Patient K.Domino  
  0900 Preventing Periop Neurological Injury K.Domino  
  1000 Break
  1015 Positioning: Responsibility and Liability M.Murphy  
  1115 Endocrine L.Guzzi  
  1215 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, November 1

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 ABG: Part I L.Guzzi  
  0900 ABG: Part II L.Guzzi  
  1000 Break
  1015 Communicating with Patients: What Matters K.Domino  
  1115 Production Pressures and Outcome Measures. The Answer is Still Money M.Murphy  
  1215 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, November 2 - Day Open

Thursday, November 3

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 Burnout in Healthcare: Past Time to do Something M.Murphy  
  0900 The Quadruple Aim: Keep Healthcare Personnel Healthy [Wellness] M.Murphy  
  1000 Break
  1015 Intraoperative Cardiac Arrhythmias Recognition and Management L.Guzzi  
  1115 Clinical Practice Strategies to Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Liability K.Domino  
  1215 Adjourn
 

Friday, November 4

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 ERAS: General Guidelines L.Guzzi  
  0900 ERAS: Anesthesia Implications L.Guzzi  
  1000 Break
  1015 Case discussions from the Closed Claims Project K.Domino  
  1115 Antibiotics, Allergies and Anaphylaxis M.Murphy  
  1215 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 9/23/21

FACULTY

Karen B. Domino, MD, MPH
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
University of Washington
Staff Anesthesiologist
Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

 Louis Guzzi, MD
Attending in Anesthesia and CCM
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and CCM
Florida State University School of Medicine
FHMG Medical Group
Orlando, Florida

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

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 Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE; Code Number 1040682; Expiration Date 11/4/2022.

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 31, 2022 to September 30, 2022. No refund after September 30, 2022; 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. 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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net

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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