Las Vegas, Nevada
This is the city that attracts more than 37.5 million visitors a year by offering the grandest hotels, the biggest stars in entertainment, the highest caliber of award-winning chefs and master sommeliers and, of course, the brightest lights. And let’s not forget the gaming! If you can bet on it, you’ll find it here. People watching is unsurpassed. Comedy and music headliners as well as seven resident Cirque du Soleil productions, classic Las Vegas show girl revues and more are here for your pleasure. Las Vegas has become one of the premium world-class shopping destinations in the country.
If you want to relax, Las Vegas offers the most luxurious and varied spa experiences and pools to be found anywhere. For the golf aficionado, the sixty-plus golf courses in Las Vegas, designed by top golf pros, have put Vegas on the map. The city famous for having “something for everyone” furthers the proof to its claim when the sun goes down. From elaborately themed clubs to the new wave of upscale “ultra lounges”, you can experience a variety of night spots. And let’s not forget, nature in Vegas has something special to share as well – Red Rock Canyon offers scenic hiking and wildlife viewing. Or venture out to see nearby Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, or many other desert spectacles.
Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park are just 30 miles from Knoxville, nestled at the foot of the Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the south. Natural beauty, entertainment for all ages and tastes, and old-fashioned mountain hospitality make this a special place you and your family are sure to enjoy.
Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, and country music shows await you in nearby Pigeon Forge (about 7 miles). Leisure time activities abound: museums, golf, hiking, rafting, canoeing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding - you name it and you’ll find it. Shopping is a bargain hunter’s dream with everything from local crafts to designer clothes available in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area.
February 4, 2019 and December 9, 2019 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
A bright, elegant style and an exceptional level of service are just two of the reasons why Encore was named the best hotel in Las Vegas in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s 29th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. From large production shows and spellbinding displays, to live music and once-in-a-lifetime chances at adventure, opportunities abound. Unique clubs feature the hottest entertainment, cutting edge technology and the most luxurious spaces that have put this resort on the map as the ultimate destination. World-renowned performers, celebrities and party-goers alike clamor to be part of the action at XS, Surrender, and Encore Beach Club.
Collectively, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore hold more Forbes Travel Guide award-winning restaurants than any other resort in North America. From fine to casual dining, vegan and healthy eating options they have something to please any palate. There are also a number of resort bars and lounges to choose from, each offering unique scenery, menus and entertainment. With two Forbes Travel Guide Five Star award-winning spas, unique salons, luxury shopping, exquisite resort pools and a team of concierges to assist with your every need, you’ll find all you are looking for.
The 745 square-foot Encore Resort Suite Guestroom offers one One king or two queen pillow-top Wynn Dream Beds with overstuffed pillows and shams (based on hotel availability), and floor-to-ceiling windows. The living room offers a 42” HDTV on a swivel to be enjoyed from the bedroom or living room, an elegant sofa and a minibar. The bathroom features an oversized marble tub, separate glass-enclosed shower, dual sinks, 13” LCD TV, separate water closet and terrycloth bathrobes and much more. The room is equipped with bedside touch-screen curtain, lighting, room service, and privacy controls.
September 2, 2019 - Las Vegas, Nevada - The Palms Casino Resort
Internationally recognized for its exceptional accommodations, high-energy nightlife, extravagant pools and world-renowned restaurants, The Palms Casino Resort captures all the excitement and energy of Las Vegas in one vibrant setting. Situated on nearly 30 acres, The Palms is a boutique property with three distinct towers – each offering unparalleled views of the iconic Las Vegas Strip. Having recently undergone a multi-million dollar transformation, The Palms has redesigned guest rooms, added new culinary experiences, re-imagined gaming areas and created even more distinctive nightlife and daylife experiences. Each of The Palm's award-winning restaurants is home to a world-class chef whose cuisine not only excites the senses – but the culinary world as a whole. Whether you’re hungry for a little down-home cooking or have a taste for the exotic, a selection of casual restaurants will please any palate. And with a variety of atmospheres ranging from sports-driven entertainment to relaxed, poolside dining, the settings are as diverse as the menus. The Eatery is a collection of popular, fast-casual restaurants located at the west end of the casino. No matter what or when you're craving, you can always grab a quick bite and then get back to the good times.
Palms Place Studios are located in the Palms Place Hotel and Spa Tower. These feel more like a home than a hotel. Comfortably removed from the non-stop action of the casino, each of the tower's suites is a study in elegance and relaxation. Palms Place Studios are approximately 615 square feet and feature (1 king bed + 1 Queen sofa sleeper). Guests will enjoy the amenities of an upscale condo such as 9-foot ceilings, living room, imported hardwood and marble floors, two flat screen TVs, a state-of-the-art kitchen, Whirlpool bathtub, safe, iron/board, hair dryer and much more. Please note that the Palms Place is a slightly longer walk to the Palms meeting rooms (approximately 10 mins). Palms Place is about a 5-minute walk from the casino floor. For your convenience, there is the Skytube – an enclosed passageway with two moving walkways – that connect Palms to Palms Place.
October 2, 2019 - Gatlinburg, Tennessee - The Park Vista, a Doubletree Hotel
This Gatlinburg icon has undergone an $11 million complete renovation and is now a Doubletree hotel. This circular high-rise hotel sits overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the City of Gatlinburg. Guest rooms boast breathtaking views from your private balcony, 1 King or 2 Queen Beds (based on availability), 42-inch flat panel TV, desk, refrigerator, sitting area, high-speed Internet access (fee may apply), hair dryer, iron/board, coffee maker, clock radio with iPod or MP3 connections, and more. Other improvements include the new Patio Lounge, Firefly’s, featuring outdoor seating and the newly renovated restaurant, the Vista Grill. The public space areas have received a makeover that enhances an already relaxing and warm atmosphere. Kids of all ages will enjoy the indoor pool area, which is now a “private water park attraction” within the hotel.
Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Professor, School of Nursing
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, North Carolina
Dr. Mark A. Kossickreceived his research doctorate (DNSc) in 2003 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and completed his clinical research in the electrophysiology laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) while developing a new modified chest lead (MAC1).
He finished his nurse anesthesia education in 1984 at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pennsylvania, affiliated with Edinboro University. Over the past 30 years he has been on faculty at the University of Kansas, UAB, University of Maryland, and currently Western Carolina University. In addition, he has lectured extensively on EKG interpretation to an eclectic audience across the United States and from other countries, such as Spain, Germany, Iceland, Australia, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, and New Zealand.
Attendees include anesthesiologists, hospitalists, intensivists, emergency department physicians, cardiologists, nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and critical care nurses. Dr. Kossick is in the process of completing a third edition of a textbook and handbook on EKG interpretation, and authored the Clinical Monitoring I: Cardiovascular System chapter of all six editions in the textbook, Nurse Anesthesia. He has also written the antiarrhythmic chapter in the textbook, Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesiology.
Dr. Kossick continues to provide anesthesia care to a diverse surgical population at several medical centers across the country.
We are offering other seminars/workshops either during or after EKG. If you have colleagues that wish to come with you, but do not need to take EKG, if you desire to obtain additional credits while at the location, or you want more specific location/hotel information you can view the full schedule of meetings here.
|Concurrent Courses - Separate Brochure and Tuition Applies|
|Advanced Cardiac Life Support|
|Pediatric Advanced Life Support|
|February 5-8, 2019 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Hot Topics in Anesthesia|
|October 3-6, 2019 - Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Anesthesia Spectrum|
|September 3-6, 2019 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Topics in Anesthesia|
|December 10-13, 2019 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Cardiovascular Anesthesia Update|
|(4-day 20 CME/CEC conference with each EKG Workshop)|
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.
Due to the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and standards of care regarding EKG monitoring by various professional organizations, physicians in many specialties (anesthesiology, emergency medicine, and critical care), advanced practice nurses, and other healthcare providers are being challenged to interpret the EKG as well as treat underlying conduction disturbances. This program is designed to update these practitioners with the latest information on this body of scientific information. This seminar offers 8 contact hours.
At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
Review the 12-lead EKG system, dipole concept, the predicted morphology of the EKG waveforms, and options for lead placement.
Define the EKG criteria for diagnosing myocardial ischemia, injury, infarction, axis deviation, bundle branch blocks, and fascicular blocks.
Review the recommended placement of limb and chest leads for recording the 12-lead EKG and for continuous monitoring the EKG in the OR, PACU, ICU and ED.
Apply the criteria for the diagnosis of EKG changes associated with pathophysiology (e.g. myocardial injury, infarction, bundle branch blocks).
Explain the treatment guidelines for supraventricular arrhythmias.
Apply the criteria for the diagnosis of first degree heart block, second degree heart block (Mobitz I & II), and third degree heart block with a junctional escape or ventricular escape rhythm.
Discuss the treatment of AV nodal and infranodal arrhythmias.
Apply the criteria for the diagnosis of ventricular arrhythmias (e.g., torsade de pointes, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation.
Discuss the recommended treatment for ventricular arrhythmias.
Diagnose faculty-presented EKG rhythm strips and 12 Lead EKGs, reviewing the criteria by which each was identified.
Clarify the material presented throughout the day through questions and answers and discuss participants’ concerns for application in their own clinical settings.
EKG Interpretation Seminar
Diagnostic Skills for Myocardial Ischemia, Infarction, Current Treatment Strategies and Lead Selection for Atrial Fibrillation
|0730||Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast|
|0800||Cardinal Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation: Part I|
|• Discuss established guidelines/recommendations for obtaining a 12-lead EKG|
|• Describe relevant cardiac anatomy as it relates to EKG interpretation and its clinical application|
|0900||Cardinal Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation: Part II|
|• Describe the 12-lead EKG system, dipole concept, and the significance of being able to predict the normal morphology of EKG waveforms in the interpretation of EKG data|
|• Describe how the grouping of EKG leads (e.g., II, III, aVF) may provide insight to the anatomical location of myocardial ischemia, injury, and infarction|
|• Identify T wave changes suggestive of myocardial ischemia|
|1015||Evidence-Based Guidelines for Diagnosing T Wave and ST Segment Changes|
|• Describe the EKG diagnostic criteria for myocardial ischemia and injury|
|• Describe the correct technique and clinical significance for adjusting bedside EKG software parameters for continuous computerized ST segment analysis (e.g., Iso point, ST point, frequency bandwidth, gain setting)|
|• Discuss how incorrect identification and placement of computerized ST segment parameters on newer software (Iso point, ST point) and older software (Iso point, J point, ST point) can produce iatrogenic injury|
|1115||Decision Algorithm for EKG Lead Selection Including True Chest Leads Versus Modified Chest Leads|
|• Describe the current recommendations for optimal EKG lead monitoring for patients at risk for myocardial ischemia and/or injury|
|• Discuss variations for EKG lead placement and consideration for the use of modified chest leads as well as the derived 12-lead EKG|
|1215||Lunch (On your own)|
|1315||Diagnostic Criteria for Myocardial Infarction|
|• Identify EKG criteria for myocardial infarction|
|• Recognize the potential value in using biomarkers in the differential diagnosis of myocardial infarction|
|1415||Practice EKG Interpretation: Part I|
|• Describe a systematic approach for interpreting 12-lead EKGs|
|• Identify EKG criteria for myocardial ischemia, injury, and infarction|
|1530||Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Implications for Axis Deviation, Bundle Branch Blocks, and Fascicular Blocks|
|• Identify EKG evidence of axis deviation, bundle branch blocks and fascicular blocks|
|• Describe the clinical implications of axis deviation, bundle branch blocks and fascicular blocks|
|1630||Practice EKG Interpretation: Part II|
|• Describe a systematic approach for interpreting 12-lead EKGs|
|• Diagnose faculty presented EKG rhythm strips and 12-lead EKGs, reviewing the criteria by which each is interpreted|
8 CME / 8 Class A CEC
|Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.|
Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Director of Graduate Programs
School of Nursing
Anesthesia Simulation Education Coordinator
College of Health and Human Sciences
Western Carolina University
Asheville, North Carolina
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 8 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 8 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 8 contact hours.
Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, 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 NW-WWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance.
COURSE CANCELLATION FEE
$100 60-30 days prior to course. No refund inside 30 days; 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.
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