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. The numerous factory outlet malls in Pigeon Forge alone can keep you occupied for days or you can shop for country crafts along the Craft Loop.
If you’ve never experienced fall foliage in the Smokies, you’re in for a real treat. The colors of nature are truly magnificent. Fall is the best time to be in Gatlinburg. It’s time for you to come and see why it’s one of the top five, best attended locations we use!
The Park Vista, a Doubletree Hotel
The Park Vista, a Doubletree Hotel is a Gatlinburg icon that sits overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the City of Gatlinburg. Here you'll find spacious, newly renovated guestrooms, each with a private balcony and views of the Great Smoky Mountains, the sunrise, city lights, and the mysterious “Blue Smoke” indigenous to the area's mountains. Take a stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding the hotel while enjoying the serenity of a Smoky Mountain sunset, with the city lights illuminating the valley below.
During your stay, play away in the indoor, private water-park attraction and multi-tiered, heated swimming pool. Between the adult pool, hot tub and kids wading pool you’re sure make a splash. If hiking in the mountains or shopping in the malls isn’t enough exercise, enjoy the hotel fitness center including free weights and PRECOR® equipment, making it easy for you to stay fit during your stay. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the casual and welcoming eatery Vista Grill and stop by Firefly’s Patio Lounge for mountain views around a firepit, and a great range of drinks and lighter bites.
Guest rooms feature a private balcony, 1 or 2 Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree signature king-sized beds, flat-screen HDTV, coffeemaker, mini-refrigerator, spacious bathroom with deluxe bath products and more.
The Park Vista, a Doubletree Hotel is located approximately 42 miles from and McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS). Self parking is approx. $10 per car, per night at hotel, but is limited. Parking fees subject to change without notice.
|October 17-20, 2024 - Anesthesia Spectrum|
Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Self-Employed Anesthesia Practice
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.
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.
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.
OBJECTIVESAt 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
Wednesday, October 16
|0730||Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast|
|0800||Cardinal Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation: Part I|
|0900||Cardinal Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation: Part II|
|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|
|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
0 Pharmacology Hours†
|Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.|
Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Tenured Full Professor (retired)
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 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: 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 8 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1043427; Expiration Date 11/04/2024.
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), 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 8 contact hours.
†Pharmacology hours subject to change.
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 August 17, 2024 to September 16, 2024. No refund after September 16, 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.
Travel at your own risk.
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.
For flights in 2024:Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars.
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