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.

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 18-21, 2023

Thursday, May 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Pulmonary Evaluation and Risk of Postoperative Pulmonary Complications E.Lobato
  0830 Perioperative Management of Patients With Coronary Stents E.Lobato
  0930 Break
  0945 Guidelines for Cardiac Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery: Clinician’s Approach S.Akhtar
  1045 Glycemic Control in Perioperative Period S.Akhtar
  1145 What We Haven't Learned From the Aviation Industry: The Second Victim Phenomenon R.Finney
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, May 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia Advanced Cardiac Life Support R.Finney
  0830 Anesthesia CRM: Crisis Resource Management Principles R.Finney
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy E.Lobato
  1045 Treatment of Acute Perioperative Pulmonary Hypertension E.Lobato
  1145 Update on Geriatric Anesthesia S.Akhtar
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, May 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Perioperative Myocardial Infarction S.Akhtar
  0830 Trauma Resuscitation: Monitoring and Treatment S.Akhtar
  0930 Break
  0945 Endocrinopathies: Related Anesthetic Implications R.Finney
  1045 Herbal Medicines and Anesthetic Implications R.Finney
  1145 Anesthetic Approach to the Patient With a Permanent Cardiac Electronic Implantable Device E.Lobato
  1245 Adjourn
     

Sunday, May 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Emotional Intelligence: Relevant to Anesthesia? R.Finney
  0830 Pharmacological Management of Delirium S.Akhtar
  0930 Break
  0945 Sedation (Propofol, Ketamine, Dexmedetomidine) in the ICU S.Akhtar
  1045 Anesthetic Management of Patients Using Cocaine E.Lobato
  1145 Complications From MAC: Is It My Fault? E.Lobato
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

9.2 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/18/22

FACULTY

Shamsuddin Akhtar, MD
Section Chief, Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology
Director Anesthesia Critical Care
Past-President Society for Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesia
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Robyn Finney, APRN, CRNA, DNAP
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care
Nurse Anesthesia Program Faculty
HELP Program Coordinator / SME
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

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

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 credits; AANA approval number 1042055; Expiration Date 05/21/2023.

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), 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 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 March 19, 2023 to April 18, 2023. No refund after April 18, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS/NWS 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)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise 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.

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

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Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

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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.