Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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.

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

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.

Concurrent Workshops

EKG Interpretation Seminar - September 29, 2021

Life Support Services will be providing ACLS/BLS/PALS this fall in Gatlinburg, Tennessee at The Park Vista Doubletree Hotel. 
PALS renewal will be held Friday, October 1, 2021, at 2pm
ACLS will be held Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 2pm.

Registration for PALS/ACLS will be directly with Life Support Services (734) 973-9320 or online:

PALS - https://www.lifesupportservicesinc.com/event/pals-renewal-7/?instance_id=1194
ACLS/BLS - https://www.lifesupportservicesinc.com/event/acls-bls-renewal/?instance_id=1195

If you would like to register for both ACLS and PALS click on either link and make a note in the comment section that you would like to attend both sessions.

CRNA’s will receive 4 CE’s, RN’s will be able to claim the number that their state allows for resuscitation classes.

Category 1 credits will NOT be available at this time.

The cost for ACLS/BLS is $325 and PALS $325.

Please feel free to contact Life Support Services at (734) 973-9320 for questions and registration for ACLS/BLS/PALS.

Email us at info@nwas.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065

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

The practitioner of anesthesiology must 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; and provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner. Presentations are designed to facilitate the healthcare provider in reviewing, updating, and/or expanding knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional.

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.

Anesthesia Spectrum
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
September 30 - October 3, 2021

Wednesday, September 29 - Pre-Conference Workshop: EKG Interpretation Seminar

Thursday, September 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Evidence-Based Pre-Anesthesia Evaluation W.Buhrman  
  0830 Extubation! The Landing Is Just as Dangerous as the Take-Off W.Buhrman  
  0930 Break
  0945 How Lawyers See the Airway: Legal Pitfalls in Airway Management J.Szalados  
  1045 Aspiration: Prevention, Management, and the Legal Pitfalls J.Szalados  
  1145 Obstructive Sleep Apnea T.Fuhrman  
  1245 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Friday, October 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Neuroanesthesia Beyond the Basics: Part I T.Fuhrman  
  0830 Neuroanesthesia Beyond the Basics: Part II T.Fuhrman  
  0930 Break
  0945 New Anesthesia Management Strategies W.Buhrman  
  1045 Reducing Variation in Anesthesia Care: Evidence-Based Guidelines and Policies W.Buhrman  
  1145 Navigating Anesthesia in the GI Suite J.Szalados  
  1245 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Saturday, October 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Life in the Digital Age: Risks to You and Your Family in Everyday Technology J.Szalados  
  0830 Four Legal Developments of This Year You Must Know About J.Szalados  
  0930 Break
  0945 Trauma and Anesthesia for the Elderly T.Fuhrman  
  1045 Trauma in Pregnancy T.Fuhrman  
  1145 Trauma Anesthesia: Notes From the "Urban Battlefield" W.Buhrman  
  1245 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Sunday, October 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pain Management in the Opioid-Tolerant Patient W.Buhrman  
  0830 Anesthesia Nightmares: "How Was Your Call Night? W.Buhrman  
  0930 Break
  0945 Whoops - Medical Error! Prevention, Mitigation, and Response J.Szalados  
  1045 Avoiding, Recognizing, and Managing Burnout J.Szalados  
  1145 Malignant Hyperthermia T.Fuhrman  
  1245 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

4 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/17/21

FACULTY

William C. Buhrman, MD
Chief of Anesthesia
The Providence Hospitals
Columbia, South Carolina

Thomas Fuhrman, MD, MMSc, FCCP
Staff Anesthesiologist, Bay Pines VAHS
Bay Pines, Florida
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

James Emery Szalados, MD, JD, MBA, MHA,
FACHE, FCCP, FCCM, FCLM, FNCS
Attorney and Counselor at Law
The Szalados Law Firm, Hilton, New York
Director, Surgical Critical Care and Surgical / Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Director, Neurocritical Care Program and Neurocritical Care Unit
Director, Telemedicine Critical Care Medicine Outreach Program
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anesthesiologist
Rochester General Hospital at Rochester Regional Health System
Rochester, 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 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: 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 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1040578; Expiration Date 10/3/2021.

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 20 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 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, 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 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 15, 2021 to August 14, 2021. No refund after August 14, 2021; 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 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.

Airfare available through Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net

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.