Las Vegas, Nevada

Welcome to Vegas! A land of grandiose hotels, casino gaming, excitement, and luxury. If you can bet on it, you’ll find it here. Comedy and music legends, six resident Cirque du Soleil productions, classic Las Vegas show girl revues, and more are here for your pleasure. From elaborately themed clubs to the new wave of upscale “ultra lounges,” you can experience a variety of night spots. For the golf aficionado, the sixty-plus golf courses in Las Vegas, designed by top golf pros, have put Vegas on the map. Popular courses include Topgolf Las Vegas, Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, Bali Hai Golf Club, TPC Las Vegas, and Royal Links Golf Club.

If you want to unwind, Las Vegas offers the most luxurious and varied spa experiences and pools to be found anywhere. Wherever you choose to relax, stress doesn’t stand a chance. Afterward, stop by the Bellagio for a superb Botanical Garden experience where radiant colors dance in creative flower displays that will captivate young and old. Las Vegas has become one of the premium world-class shopping destinations in the country with specialty stores sporting Prada, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Jimmy Choo and so much more. Budget-minded shoppers will delight in the outlet malls both north and south of downtown, easily accessed by bus.

Trade dazzling city lights and crowds for the serenity of Red Rock Canyon. Break a sweat with scenic hiking across Moenkopi Loop, Calico Hills, Turtlehead Peak, and more. Keep eyes open for Triassic fossils, various desert flora and wildlife. Travelers can also venture out to see nearby Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, or the Grand Canyon.

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

A bright, elegant style and an exceptional level of service are just two of the reasons why Encore at Wynn Las Vegas was named the best hotel in Las Vegas in Condé Nast Traveler magazine's 29th Annual Readers' Choice Awards. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore are home to several experiences that promise to delight and entertain everyone that encounters them. From large production shows and spellbinding displays, to live music and once-in-a-lifetime chances at adventure, the opportunities abound for memories to be made that will last forever.

Wynn Las Vegas and Encore boast the most celebrated nightlife and day life experiences in Las Vegas. Unique clubs feature the hottest entertainment, cutting edge technology and the most luxurious spaces creating the ultimate party destination. World-renowned performers, celebrities and party-goers alike clamor to be part of the action at XS and Encore Beach Club. In addition, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore have gathered the finest international chefs to create some of the finest dining in the world. From fine to casual dining, vegan and healthy eating options there is something to please any palate. There are also several resort bars and lounges to choose from, each offering unique scenery, menus, and entertainment. Whether it be shopping, relaxing, or working out, we promise you've never experienced anything like Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. With two Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award-winning spas, unique salons, luxury retail boutiques, exquisite ultra-luxe resort pools and a team of concierges to assist with your every need, you'll be sure to find all you are looking for within this resort.

The 745 square-foot Encore Resort Room offers 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 55” 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.

The hotel is located approximately 3.5 miles from the Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) - formerly known as McCarren International Airport.  Valet parking is subject to a fee. Self-parking is complimentary for hotel guests.

FACULTY

Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Tenured Full Professor
Director of Graduate Programs
School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Sciences
Western Carolina University
Asheville, North Carolina



Dr. Mark A. Kossick received 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 34 years he has been on faculty at the University of Kansas, UAB, University of Maryland, Union University, and Western Carolina University. Dr. Kossick 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. He serves as a member of the AANA Journal Editorial Committee, authored 1) an antiarrhythmic chapter in the textbook, Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesiology, 2) the Clinical Monitoring I: Cardiovascular System chapter of all six editions in the textbook, Nurse Anesthesia, and 3) is writing the third edition of a textbook and handbook on EKG interpretation. Dr. Kossick continues to provide anesthesia care to a diverse surgical population at several medical centers across the country.

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

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) 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.

OBJECTIVES

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

2023 EKG Interpretation Seminar
Las Vegas, Nevada
September 4, 2023

Sunday, September 4

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0755 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0800 Cardinal Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation: Part I
  0900 Cardinal Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation: Part II
  1000 Break
  1015 Clinical Guidelines for Diagnosing T Wave and ST Segment Changes
  1115 Decision Algorithm for EKG Lead Selection Including True Chest Leads versus Modified Chest Leads
  1215 Lunch (on your own)
  1315 Diagnostic Criteria for Myocardial Infarction
  1415 Practice EKG Interpretation: Part I
  1515 Break
  1530 Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Implications for Axis Deviation, Bundle Branch Blocks, and Fascicular Blocks
  1630 Practice EKG Interpretation: Part II
  1730 Adjourn  
   

8 CME

8 Class A CE

0 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 6/17/22

FACULTY

Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Tenured Full Professor
School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Sciences
Western Carolina University
Asheville, North Carolina 

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 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 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 8 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1042299; Expiration Date 09/04/2023.

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 8 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 8 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 July 6, 2023 to August 5, 2023. No refund after August 5, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another 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*, 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.

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.

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.