Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston is America’s most beautifully preserved architectural and historic treasure with a rich 300-year history just waiting to be discovered. Hundreds of lovingly preserved structures from the colonial and antebellum periods grace the Historic District’s narrow streets. Visit Charles Towne Landing, the site where the original settlement was established in 1670.

Explore the Charleston Museum, our nation’s first museum, founded in 1773. Tour Patriots Point, the world’s largest naval and maritime museum and home to WW II’s Fighting Lady, the aircraft carrier Yorktown. Drive to Fort Moultrie, scene of the first decisive American victory of the Revolution and a mainstay of shore defense until 1947. Take a scenic boat tour to Fort Sumter, the man-made island fortress where the Civil War began. World-famous plantations and gardens offer visitors a fascinating glimpse into life during the antebellum era.

Informative tours of the Charleston area are offered daily and are a must for all who want to truly appreciate this living museum. The area’s lush sea islands and sun-drenched beaches offer as much recreation and relaxation as your heart desires. Golf is on a world-class level, with challenging courses reflecting the natural beauty of South Carolina’s low country. Charter fishing in the Gulf Stream or inshore waters is readily available. Shopping is a passionate pursuit. Marvel at native sweet grass baskets and handmade crafts found in Charleston’s famous open-air market or browse through inviting boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops. When it comes to dining your biggest decision may just be what to try next.

Every meal is a celebration of tastes, with variety that ranges from traditional oyster roasts to fine continental dining. If festivals strike your fancy you have come to the right place. At any time of year you will always find more to see, do, and experience than you ever imagined in a place where warm welcomes have been a treasured tradition for over 300 years.

Belmond Charleston Place

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Located at the very heart of downtown Charleston, in the historic district and within walking distance of all the major attractions, Belmond Charleston Place makes every guest feel part of this great Southern city. A gathering point for local society, this luxury hotel blends gentility and old-world charm with a leading-edge spa and innovative cuisine. Leisure activities include working out in the state of the art fitness center, dining in the award-winning Charleston Grill and browsing the exclusive boutiques. The undisputed jewel in the hotel’s crown is located on the roof top of the fourth floor. Featuring a stunning retractable glass roof, you’ll feel like you’re standing on top of the world. It’s a Mecca for swimmers and sun-worshippers alike with a heated saltwater pool and luxurious lounge chairs on the deck. Striking ‘porthole’ windows overlook downtown Charleston and lush plants surround the pool and jacuzzi providing a private paradise. Renowned as Charleston’s finest accommodations, modern luxuries include master controlled lighting, bedside reading lamps, a mini refrigerator, robes, slippers and much more. Bathrooms feature Italian Carrara marble vanities, walk-in rain head shower or soaking tub with shower combination, and exclusive Belmond Charleston Place toiletries. Bedding options include a choice of one king or two double beds, based on availability at time of arrival.


The Belmond Charleston Place is located approximately 13 miles from the Charleston International Airport (CHS).

Concurrent Workshops
PALS - February 3
ACLS - February 4
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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 Challenges in Anesthesia
Charleston, South Carolina
February 2-5, 2017

Thursday, February 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 ASA 1-2 Patient: Surgeon Wants Total Preop Testing: Is That OK? E.Frost  
  0830 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost  
  0930 Break
  0945 Evaluation of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland  
  1045 Management of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland  
  1145 Anesthesia Care of Major Burns G.Crosland  
  1245 Adjourn 1.7 Pharmacology
 

Friday, February 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Neuroanesthesia: Not Just for the Neuroanesthesiologist! E.Frost  
  0830 Spinal Cord Injury and Its Surgery: From Stem to Stern E.Frost  
  0930 Break
  0945 Steroids and Surgery S.Lowson  
  1045 Beta Blockers and Statins S.Lowson  
  1145 Case Discussion: Too Many Cooks G.Crosland  
  1230 Houston, We Have a Problem
G.Crosland
 
  1245 Adjourn
2.9 Pharmacology
 
  1330 Optional PALS Workshop*
 

Saturday, February 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Out of the OR Anesthesia and Sedation for Pediatric Patients G.Crosland  
  0830 Tonsillectomy: Myths and Attitudes G.Crosland  
  0930 Break
  0945 Monitoring the Central Nervous System: New Gadgets or Do They Really Help? E.Frost  
  1045 PBLD: What Would You Do If: Potential Disasters in Neuroanesthesia E.Frost  
  1145 Crystalloids and Colloids: The Ongoing Debate S.Lowson  
  1245 Adjourn 2.5 Pharmacology
  1330 Optional ACLS Workshop*
 

Sunday, February 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight: How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost  
  0830 The PACU Nurse Calls: The Patient Is Very Sleepy E.Frost  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Glucose Control S.Lowson  
  1045 Arrhythmias: The Tachycardias S.Lowson  
  1145 Arrhythmias: The Bradycardias and Others S.Lowson  
  1245 Adjourn
3.4 Pharmacology
 

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

10.5 Pharmacology Hours†

*Separate schedule and tuition apply

FACULTY

James Grady Crosland, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
and Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas

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

Stuart Lowson, MD, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Surgical/Trauma ICU
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

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 #1033266; Expiration Date 2/5/17.

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: 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, 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 December 4, 2016 to January 3, 2017. No refund after January 3, 2017; 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 on a CD 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.