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!

Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown

Courtyard By Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown is Gatlinburg's newest hotel, centrally located within walking distance to downtown specialty shops, Ripley’s Attractions, Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery and Gatlinburg Space Needle. Located on the Gatlinburg Trolley Route and minutes from the Arts and Crafts Community, your next trip will be filled with lasting memories! Ride the tram to Ober Gatlinburg or enjoy the day hiking one of the many beautiful trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While enjoying your stay, check out The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect. and satisfy your cravings with mouthwatering breakfast and dinner options. After a day of exploring, gather in the lobby or outdoor courtyard designed for visiting, or unwind in the indoor pool or the outdoor hot tub. You can also keep on track in the Fitness Center. Spacious guestrooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, spacious work desks, luxury bedding, alarm clock, mini-refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, microwave, iron/board, hairdryer and more. Courtyard By Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown is located approximately 43 miles from the Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS). Complimentary on-site parking is available at the hotel.

Concurrent Workshops

Law School 101 for Anesthesia Providers - October 12, 2022

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
October 13-16, 2022

Wednesday, October 12 - Pre-Conference Workshop: Law School 101 for Anesthesia Providers

     

Thursday, October 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Preoperative Clearance: Defensive Medicine and How It Can Hurt You J.Szalados
  0830 The Airway Algorithm: A Review and Where Things Often Go Wrong J.Szalados
  0930 Break
  0945 Crystalloids Versus Colloids - The Debate Lingers: Where Is the Data? J.Szalados
  1045 What Is New in Obstetric Anesthesia 2022? B.Clayton
  1145 Considerations for Women With Substance Use Disorder B.Clayton
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, October 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Obstetric Hemorrhage: Why Is She Bleeding and How Bad Is It? A.Traynor
  0830 Obstetric Hemorrhage: The Team Approach to Treatment A.Traynor
  0930 Break
  0945 Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy B.Clayton
  1045 Anesthetic Management of the Patient With Cardiomyopathy J.Szalados
  1145 Diabetes Mellitus: What the Anesthesia Providers Need to Know J.Szalados
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, October 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure: Silent but Deadly Traps for the Unwary Anesthesia Provider J.Szalados
  0830 Are You Using Ketamine? Everything Old Is New Again J.Szalados
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Medication Errors: Uncovering Risks From Behind the Drapes B.Clayton
  1045 Anesthesia for Postpartum Tubal Ligations: Why It Is Such an Important Case and How to Get It Done A.Traynor
  1145 Non-Obstetric Surgery During Pregnancy A.Traynor
  1245 Adjourn
     

Sunday, October 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 My Name Is Not Anesthesia: Communication in the OR A.Traynor
  0830 Cardiac Arrest in Labor and Delivery A.Traynor
  0930 Break
  0945 Troubleshooting Epidural Analgesia A.Traynor
  1045 Pharmacological Agents Used in Obstetric Care B.Clayton
  1145 Neuraxial Complications: Identification and Treatment B.Clayton
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

10.7 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev 2/9/22

FACULTY

Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, CRNA, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Cincinnati
Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Major
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

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

Andrea J. Traynor, MD
Clinical Professor
Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Director
Co-Editor in Chief, Manual of Clinical Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Management
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

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; AANA approval number 1042011; Expiration Date 10/16/2022.

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/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 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 August 14, 2022 to September 13, 2022. No refund after September 13, 2022; 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.