Clearwater Beach, Florida

1 2 3 4

Clearwater is an easy 20 mile drive from Tampa International Airport and even closer to Clearwater/St. Petersburg International Airport. The beach boasts sugar white sands that you will only experience here. Whether your pleasure is world-class fishing charters, relaxing on the beach, unique food and beverage experiences, or visiting one of many spas, there is something for everyone.

Visit Clearwater Marina, where you can take a sunset sail, dinner cruise, dolphin excursion or go deep sea fishing. Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, go kayaking to Caledesi Island or play a round of golf—the opportunities are endless. Visit Pier 60 for one of the nightly festivals and of course, you cannot leave without visiting local celebrity, Winter the Dolphin.

Even with all the activities Clearwater Beach has to offer, the best part of your trip might be as simple as a stroll on the beach at sunset, but if you want more, you’ll be just a short drive away from many other popular Florida attractions, like Lowry Park Zoo or Busch Gardens in Tampa, or the Salvador Dali or Chihuly Art Museums in St. Petersburg.

Opal Sands Resort

1 2 3 4

At the brand new Opal Sands Resort, you’ll enjoy a refreshing blend of casual beachfront luxury and the lively ambiance of Clearwater Beach. Walk for miles on the white sand beach, or walk on the promenade to island-style shopping and dining just down the beach from the resort. You’ll also enjoy an array of leisure options. Go for a swim with the dolphins, relax in the Jacuzzi, or soak up the sun from the outdoor pool. Sip handcrafted drinks as you watch the sun set into the water. Refresh your senses with a day of pampering at the full-service spa or keep up with your daily workouts in the large fitness center. From waterfront dining to tropical cocktails by the pool – the choices are endless. All guest rooms are oceanfront with private balconies offering spectacular views of the Gulf, along with modern amenities designed with your comfort in mind. Opal Sands is conveniently located just a short drive away from both Tampa International Airport (21 miles) and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (13 miles).

Specially priced Disney tickets:

Click here:

https://www.mydisneygroup.com/anesthesia718

wdwticket

Email us at info@nwas.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065

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
Clearwater Beach, Florida
July 16-19, 2018

Monday, July 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Perioperative Cardiac Clearance. Is it Clear To You? M.Murphy  
  0830 Managing Cardiac Stents and CIEDs in the Perioperative Period M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia for Trauma: Part I S.Barker  
  1045 Anesthesia for Trauma: Part II S.Barker  
  1145 Physics of Ultrasound as It Relates to Nerve Blocks C.Franco  
  1245 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, July 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Upper Extremity (Blocks and Anatomy) C.Franco  
  0900 Lower Extremity (Blocks and Anatomy) C.Franco  
  1000 Break
  1015 If the Procedure Went Well, Why Am I Blind? POVL M.Murphy  
  1115 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy  
  1215 Anesthesia for the Elderly S.Barker  
  1315 Adjourn
2 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, July 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Flying the Anesthesia Machine: So Easy a Caveman Can Do It? S.Barker  
  0900 How Has Technology Affected Outcomes in Anesthesia? S.Barker  
  1000 Break
  1015 Femoral vs. Adductor Canal Block After Total Knee Arthroplasty C.Franco  
  1115 Ultrasound of the Lumbar Spine and Neuraxis C.Franco  
  1215 Ethics in Our Business M.Murphy  
  1315 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, July 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 OSA: Landmines for All Involved M.Murphy  
  0900 The Obesity Epidemic M.Murphy  
  1000 Break
  1015 Ethics in Our Business M.Murphy  
  1115 Malignant Hyperthermia S.Barker  
  1215 Clinical Case Discussion: Fire in OR #9! S.Barker  
  1315 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology Hours
 

20 CME I

20 CEC

4.5 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshements served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Steven J. Barker, PhD, MD
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Carlo D. Franco, MD
Chairman Regional Anesthesia
JHS Hospital of Cook County
Professor Anesthesiology and Anatomy
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Anesthesiologist
MSN Education, LLC
Austin, Texas
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 AANA for 20 CEC; AANA Code #1035044; Expiration date 7/19/18.

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 May 17, 2018 to June 16, 2018. No refund after June 16, 2018; 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.