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

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 complimentary at the hotel, but is limited. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

Concurrent Workshops

October 16, 2024 (TBD)

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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

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 17-20, 2024

Wednesday, October 16 - Pre-Conference Workshop (separate tuition and schedule applies)

  TBD
 

Thursday, October 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Evidence-Based Pre-Anesthesia Evaluation W.Buhrman
  0830 Reducing Variations in Anesthesia Care: Evidence-Based Guidelines and Policy W.Buhrman
  0930 Break
  0945 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient Part I R.Sikorski
  1045 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient Part II R.Sikorski
  1145 Pharmacology and Literature Review of Perioperative Opioids S.Kim
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, October 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Multimodal Analgesics S.Kim
  0830 Analgesia for Joint Replacement Surgery S.Kim
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia for Cardiac Electrophysiology Procedures: Pacemakers and ICDs W.Buhrman
  1045 Blame Anesthesia! It’s Political W.Buhrman
  1145 ERAS and Fluid Management Part I: What’s the Latest?? R.Sikorski
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, October 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 ERAS and Fluid Management Part II: What’s the Latest?? R.Sikorski
  0830 Endpoints of Resuscitation: Can We Do a Better Job? R.Sikorski
  0930 Break
  0945 The Monitoring of Coagulation: Are We Behind the Times? R.Sikorski
  1045 Truncal / Fascial Plane Blocks S.Kim
  1145 Management of Analgesia in Trauma Patients S.Kim
  1245 Adjourn
     

Sunday, October 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Mass Casualty Scenarios: Caught in the Middle R.Sikorski
  0830 What to Do When the Patient Does Not Want Blood R.Sikorski
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia Liability and Risk Management I: Consent and Damage Control W.Buhrman
  1045 Anesthesia Liability and Risk Management II: Investigation, Response, and Resolution W.Buhrman
  1145 Anesthesia Liability and Risk Management III: Unfortunately, You Are Now a Defendant W.Buhrman
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

5.2 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/19/23

FACULTY

 

William C. Buhrman, MD
Facility Medical Director
Chairman of Anesthesiology
Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Seiha T. Kim, DO, FASA, MPH, PharmD
Medical Director, Acute Pain Service
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC)
Spartanburg Regional Health System (SRHS)
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Robert A. Sikorski, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Director of Trauma Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The John Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

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: 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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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), 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 August 18, 2024 to September 17, 2024. No refund after September 17, 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.

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