Destin, Florida

Destin has grown from a historic fishing village to a premiere resort destination. The city sits along the coast in the Florida Panhandle, at the end of a peninsula separating Choctawhatchee Bay from the Gulf of Mexico. The area is famous for its emerald-colored waters and sugar-white sand beaches, hence the nickname “Emerald Coast”. Visit the Village of Baytowne Wharf in the Sandestin Resort for shopping, dining, and exciting nightlife. The Market Shops and Silver Sands Factory Outlet Stores, both nearby, offer more shopping.

Why not try Big Kahuna Water Park, just a short drive away, or if you’re willing to travel a little farther, check out the Ebro Dog Track for greyhound racing. Eden State Gardens and Mansion is a perfect place to enjoy the beautiful scenery and perhaps a picnic. Make a trip to the Harborwalk Marina at the foot of the Destin bridge where you can rent a slip or chat with fishermen to perhaps pick up a few deep sea fishing secrets. Climb aboard a chartered fishing or party boat or simply lounge on the beach.

Destin can be accessed by arriving in the following airports: Okaloosa County Air Terminal (approx. 35 min drive); Northwest Florida Regional Airport (approx. 45 min drive); Pensacola Regional Municipal Airport (approx. 1 hr drive); Panama City Airport (approx. 1-1/2 hr drive).

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

All-suite accommodations, four-diamond service, and a sparkling location along the beaches of the Emerald Coast. Accommodations include refrigerator, microwave, wet bar, coffee/tea maker, sleeper sofa, sitting area, private balcony, internet access (fee may apply), safe, iron/board, hairdryer, and complimentary newspaper.

If you really want to be wined and dined, make a reservation at Seagar’s, featuring an 800-label wine cellar, prime steaks and seafood, plus a superb location. Treat yourself to a luxurious spa treatment at the Serenity by the Sea Spa, or play a game of golf on one of four championship courses at the resort.

The Hilton Sandestin is located minutes from Village of Baytowne Wharf; a short drive from Eden State Park, Gulfarium, and Destin Fishing Docks; and midway between Pensacola and Panama City.

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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
Destin, Florida
May 6-9, 2021

Thursday, May 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery: What the Guidelines Do Not Tell Us E.Lobato  
  0830 Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation: What Do I Need to Know? E.Lobato  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices E.Lobato  
  1045 The Anesthesia Workstation S.Venticinque  
  1145 Foundations of Mechanical Ventilation S.Venticinque  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, May 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Anesthesiologist and Critical Care Physician S.Venticinque  
  0830 Chemical Warfare Nerve Agents: History, Mechanisms, and a Review of Nervous System Pharmacology S.Venticinque  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Management of the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea C.Petrovitch  
  1045 The Orthopedic Patient and Their Special Problems C.Petrovitch  
  1145 Cocaine and Elective Surgery: Delay or Press On? E.Lobato  
  1245 Adjourn
  1355 Optional PALS Workshop*
 

Saturday, May 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Intraoperative Diagnosis of Myocardial Ischemia: Why It Is Important E.Lobato  
  0830 Coronary Stents and Noncardiac Surgery: Challenges and Controversies E.Lobato  
  0930 Break
  0945 History and Physiology of Crystalloid Solutions S.Venticinque  
  1045 Management of Perioperative Anemia, Transfusion and Bleeding C.Petrovitch  
  1145 Perioperative Management of Diabetes and Hyperglycemia: How Sweet It Is! C.Petrovitch  
  1245 Adjourn
  1355 Optional ACLS Workshop*
 

Sunday, May 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pain Management and Opioids Part I: The Epidemic That Began With the Perfect Storm? C.Petrovitch  
  0830 Pain Management and Opioids Part II: Perioperative Pain Management in the Opioid-Naïve and the Opioid-Tolerant Patient C.Petrovitch  
  0930 Break
  0945 Pain Management and Opioids Part III: Why Multimodal Therapy Makes Sense C.Petrovitch  
  1045 Cardiac Output Measurement Technologies: Review and Critical Appraisal S.Venticinque  
  1145 Anesthesia and Elderly Patients: Clinical Pearls E.Lobato  
  1245 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
Rev. 2/27/20

FACULTY

Emilio B. Lobato, MD
Anesthesiology Services
North Florida/South Georgia VAMC
Gainesville, Florida

Charise Petrovitch, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia

Steven G. Venticinque, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery
Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Texas Health
San Antonio, Texas

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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 March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020. No refund after March 31, 2020; 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)

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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 Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.