Charleston, South Carolina

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 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 estates and gardens offer visitors a fascinating glimpse into life during the historical 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.

The Francis Marion Hotel

The Francis Marion Hotel, located in the heart of historic Charleston, was the largest and grandest in the Carolinas when it opened in 1924. Named for General Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox” of the American Revolution, the Francis Marion Hotel ..is undergoing a renovation in 2023, sure to refresh will maintaining the historic charm of this unique property.

Guests at the Francis Marion Hotel can enjoy classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the Swamp Fox Restaurant, cocktails and jazz piano music in the Swamp Fox bar, complete spa services at The Spa of Charleston, and gourmet coffee from Starbucks. Guest rooms feature marble bathrooms, upscale Spa bath products and luxurious bedding, wireless internet access and more.

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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.

Topics in Anesthesia
Charleston, South Carolina
February 29 - March 3, 2024

Thursday, February 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 ERAS in the 21st Century: Why, How and When? C.Goldstein
  0830 Fluid Management in the 21st century: The Quest for Euvolemia (GDFT, SVV, PPV, SVI Explained) C.Goldstein
  0930 Break
  0945 Long Covid: Will This Be Another Pandemic? E.Frost
  1045 Transgender: What the Anesthetic Provider Should Know E.Frost
  1145 Whole Blood Resuscitation in Trauma J.Knittel
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, March 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Coagulopathy in Trauma and Viscoelastic Testing J.Knittel
  0830 Thromboelastography / ROTEM in Trauma J.Knittel
  0930 Break
  0945 Desaturation Drama: A Practical Approach to the Hypoxemic Patient C.Goldstein
  1045 Lung Lessons: Practical Approach to Evaluation, Risk Stratification and Perioperative Management of Patients With Lung Disease C.Goldstein
  1145 Preanesthetic Assessment: What Do You Really Need? E.Frost
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, March 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 My Name Is NOT Anesthesia: Improving Communication in the OR E.Frost
  0830 Our Patient Is Rather Overweight: What Are the Anesthetic Considerations? E.Frost
  0930 Break
  0945 Fluid Resuscitation and Management in Burn Injury J.Knittel
  1045 Hanging and Strangulation Injury J.Knittel
  1145 Stents, DAPT, BB and Statins: Practical Review of the Most Recent Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery C.Goldstein
  1245 Adjourn
     

Sunday, March 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Rarities: You May Never See Them, but Then… E.Frost
  0830 Medicolegal System: How to Stay Out of the Minefield E.Frost
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthetic Cases From the Legal System E.Frost
  1045 Opioid Epidemic: Time to Talk About Opioid-Free Anesthesia (OFA)? C.Goldstein
  1145 Emergency Scenarios: Practical Approach to Emergencies and the Concept of Anesthesia-Centric ACLS C.Goldstein
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 CEC

5.4 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/1/23

FACULTY


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

Joseph Christopher Goldstein, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
OR Medical Director
Director of Anesthesia Clinical Affairs and Medical Informatics
Co-Director TAVR Program
Department of Anesthesiology, VAHS
Gainesville, Florida

Justin Knittel, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Section Chief, Trauma Anesthesiology
Fellowship Director, Trauma Anesthesiology
Resident Education Director, Surgical ICU
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
St. Louis, Missouri

ACCREDITATION

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 credits; AANA approval number 1043137; Expiration Date 03/03/2024.

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/NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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 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 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS 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 31, 2023 to January 30, 2024. No refund after January 30, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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.

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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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