Duck Key, Florida

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If you’ve had enough of an overcrowded and weary world, the islands of the Lower Keys are the place for you. You can snorkel or dive over the Looe Key coral reef, ride a bicycle through Key Deer country, take a fishing adventure in the back country, or troll the deep blue waters beyond the reef.

Hawks Cay Island Resort, located midway down the Florida Keys on the secluded 60 acre island of Duck Key, offers some of the world’s best fishing, exciting water sports, dolphin interaction programs, a saltwater lagoon, five gorgeous swimming pools, and luxurious accommodations. Other nearby Keys have hidden treasures for everyone to discover.

At Marathon’s Crane Point, visitors can hike through a wondrously preserved tropical hardwood grove and visit the home of an early 20th Century settler family. Sombrero Reef, a federally protected section of the United States’ only living coral barrier reef, lies just a few miles offshore. Marathon’s natural environment has activities for everyone, spectacular sailing, fishing, diving, snorkeling, and Snuba appeal to families, as do the island’s impeccably maintained Sombrero Beach and a host of eco-attractions and marine-based environmental programs such as turtle encounters. Beyond it are the deep blue waters of the Florida Straits, which host world-class wreck diving on artificial reefs.

Plan a vacation with your family and friends where you can dine in exquisite restaurants and relax in a full-service spa, while kids and teens have fun, all in the casual, relaxed pace of the Keys. Daily flights are offered into nearby Miami (90 miles), Fort Lauderdale (130 miles), and Key West (60 miles) International airports. Having a rental car is advised. For those who prefer to travel via water, Hawks Cay can easily be reached via the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico and offers a full-service marina, with dockage for vessels up to 110 feet.

Hawks Cay Resort

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Hawks Cay offers a true resort retreat. Hawks Cay Resort is the only resort in the continental United States that features an on-site dolphin research facility, with a variety of educational and exciting programs for adults, children, and the entire family to enjoy. Located just a few miles from the dock are the only living coral reefs in the continental United States, the strong Gulfstream currents, the fish-filled waters of Everglades National Park, and many productive local flats and bridges.

Hawks Cay Marina features knowledgeable and friendly Florida Keys fishing captains and guides and a complete fleet of both charter boats, rides, and rentals to accommodate anglers and water lovers of all ages and skill levels. The resort also offers plenty of activities for little ones, tweens, and teens. For adults, the Calm Waters Spa, ranked top 25 in North America by Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Awards" in 2009 and 2010, provides an exceptional yet unassuming escape where you can indulge in revitalizing island-inspired spa treatments. From a romantic dinner at Alma and a cozy glass of wine by the fire pit, to a toes-in-the-sand lunch at Beach Grill, Hawks Cay restaurants offer diverse menus and settings all within a short stroll from your room. All rooms feature amenities such as premium bedding, bathrobes, flat screen TV, wireless Internet access, mini-fridge, and safe.

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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 Topics in Anesthesia
Duck Key, Florida
January 12-15, 2017

Thursday, January 12

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient: Dogma and Controversy T.Grissom  
  0800 Managing the Difficult Extubation T.Grissom  
  0900 Impact of Point of Care Coagulation Monitors on Perioperative Bleeding H.Hemmings  
  1000 Break
  1015 Targeted Approach to Coagulation and Blood Transfusion Therapy H.Hemmings  
  1115 Sugamadex: Let's Relax Everybody? L.Clark  
  1215 Pheochromocytoma: What if You Don't Know? L.Clark  
  1315 Adjourn
2.6 Pharmacology
 
 

Friday, January 13

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 The Treatment of Acute Pain: A Therapeutic Necessity, Not Optional L.Clark  
  0800 TAP: A New Postoperative Pain Method for the OR and OB L.Clark  
  0900 Damage Control Radiology in Trauma: What the Anesthesia Provider Needs to Know T.Grissom  
  1000 Break
  1015 Top Ten Anesthesia Papers in the Last Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice? T.Grissom  
  1115 Anesthetic and Analgesic Techniques for Thoracic Surgery H.Hemmings  
  1215 Are Anesthetics Bad for Your Brain? What We Know About Anesthesia Neurotoxicity H.Hemmings  
  1315 Adjourn
3.8 Pharmacology
 
 

Saturday, January 14

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Awake! Preventing Accidental Awareness Under General Anesthesia H.Hemmings  
  0800 Not Relaxing: Intubation Without Muscle Relaxants H.Hemmings  
  0900 Serious Adverse Drug Reactions in Anesthesia H.Hemmings  
  1000 Break
  1015 Fire in the OR: A Hot Topic L.Clark  
  1115 Anesthesia in the Obese L.Clark  
  1215 Update on Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient T.Grissom  
  1315 Adjourn
3.4 Pharmacology
 
 

Sunday, January 15

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Postoperative Delirium: What Can We Do to Help? L.Clark  
  0800 Ethical Dilemmas in Anesthesia L.Clark  
  0900 Ketamine: Sooner or Later, Everything Old Is New Again T.Grissom  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthetic Considerations for Care of the Patient With Traumatic Brain Injury T.Grissom  
  1115 Bringing the Patient With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Into the OR With Their Ventilator T.Grissom  
  1215 Going Crazy in the ED: Management of the Agitated and Altered Patient T.Grissom  
  1315 Adjourn
2.6 Pharmacology

24 CME

24 Class A CEC

12.4 Pharmacology Hours†

FACULTY

Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Residency Program Director
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Hugh Hemmings, MD, PhD, FRCA
Joseph F. Artusio Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology
Professor of Pharmacology
Anesthesiologist-in-Chief
NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York

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 24 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 #1033554; Expiration Date 1/15/2017.

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 24 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 24 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 November 13, 2016 to December 13, 2016. No refund after December 13, 2016; 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.