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.

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

Looking for Luxury on the Las Vegas Strip? Then look no further than the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas. This non-gaming, non-smoking hotel offers guests a relaxing reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the Strip.  Here, guests will find extraordinary experiences - from the award winning spa, fitness center with yoga and pilates studio,  to exquisite dining with stunning views and inventive cocktails at the Hotel Bar. Don't miss the fresh, seasonal American cuisine at the Zen Kitchen, or experience a classic English Afternoon Tea in the stylish Tea Lounge on the 23rd floor. When you are ready to get back into the action, Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas' convenient location near the entrance to ARIA Resort & Casino and The Shops at Crystals provides guests unfettered access to the best of the Strip's dining, shopping, gaming and entertainment.

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas City View rooms are approximately 500 square feet and feature 1 king or 2 double beds (based on hotel availability), floor-to-ceiling windows, spa-like bathroom with large soaking tub and stand-alone shower, walk in wardrobe and valet closet. Other amenities include include mini bar, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, iron/board, robes/slippers, and much more.

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas is located approximately 3 miles from Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), formerly known as McCarran Airport. Valet parking is approximately $35 a day with in/out privileges. Self parking is not available. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

FACULTY

Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Self-Employed Anesthesia Practice
Educational Consultant
Dunnellon, Florida

Dr. 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 (MAC1L).

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 has served as a member of the AANA Journal Editorial Committee, authored 1) the antiarrhythmic chapter in the textbook, Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesiology, 2) the Clinical Monitoring I: Cardiovascular System chapter in all seven editions in the textbook Nurse Anesthesia and 3) is developing a video lecture series on comprehensive EKG interpretation. Dr. Kossick’s academic career also included serving as a tenured full professor, senior fellow, and as a member of IRB committees.

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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

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

EKG Interpretation Seminar
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 4, 2024

Wednesday, October 16

  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 Evidence-Based 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: Ischemia, Injury, MI
  1515 Break
  1530 Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Implications for Axis Deviation, Bundle Branch Blocks, and Fascicular Blocks
  1630 Practice EKG Interpretation: Ischemia, Injury, MI, Axis Deviation, Bundle Branch Blocks, and Fascicular Blocks
  1730 Adjourn  
   

8 CME

8 CEC

0 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 10/5/23

FACULTY

Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Educational Consultant
Tenured Full Professor (retired)
Dunnellon, Florida
kossick@eplus.net 

ACCREDITATION

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 1043427; Expiration Date 11/04/2024.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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 September 5, 2024 to October 5, 2024. No refund after October 5, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS 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)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. 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.

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