Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

One of the many attractions Grand Cayman has to offer is Seven Mile Beach. With sand stretching as far as the eye can see, it is rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Caribbean. Other attractions on Grand Cayman include the 65-acre Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, the National Trust’s Mastic Trail, the Cayman Islands National Museum in George Town, Pedro St. James Historic Site in Savannah, Boatswains Beach, blowholes in East End, and historic buildings now being restored. Rum Point is also not to be missed. An amazing variety of local treasures await you, including shell jewelry, thatch work, wood carvings, crocheted items, pepper sauces, tropical fruit jams, honey, and and figurines made from Cayman’s semi-precious stone, Caymanite.

Cayman is recognized as the birthplace of Caribbean recreational diving. Today, it’s one of the world’s top dive destinations. Dive warm calm waters, 100-foot-plus visibility, and a breathtaking variety of marine life. See steep walls adorned with sponges and corals in a stunning array of colors, shallow reefs filled with schooling and solitary fish and small invertebrates, and wrecks featuring photogenic structures and curious marine residents.

There’s also the World’s Best 12-foot Dive—unique Stingray City. Silvery Tarpon hover motionless in mid-water surrounded by glittery Silversides and French Angelfish that fin in close to check you out. Watersports centers offer plenty of other ways to enjoy the ocean including kayaks, windsurfing boards, Hobie Cats, parasailing, water-skiing, and more. Marine life can even be viewed from a submarine. The activities and possibilities in Grand Cayman are endless and ready to be enjoyed!

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Fresh off a $50 million redesign, the Westin Grand Cayman offers a new island-chic vibe beautifully situated on prime oceanfront of famous Seven Mile Beach in the heart of Grand Cayman. Named to Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, the resort has been recognized for its excellence. Can't miss attractions near the hotel include Camana Bay and shopping and dining within walking distance. The property also features Red Sail Sports, located onsite for all of your water sport needs. Spend your days playing on the beach, snorkeling or diving, or just floating in the freshwater pool and hot tubs while enjoying a refreshing cocktail from the swim-up bar.

Treat yourself to a pampering visit to the spa offering thirteen treatment rooms, two steam and sauna rooms, women’s whirlpool, Vichy Shower, massages and a variety of treatments to rejuvenate the body and soul. Stay on track in the 24-hour Westin WORKOUT® Fitness Studio while the kids have fun at the Westin Family Kids Club. Sample the variety of flavors, from a romantic dinner on the beach to casual patio dining at Ferdinand's. Welcoming, newly renovated guest rooms await you, with relaxing island-inspired designs, incredible views and thoughtful amenities.

Run of Ocean guestrooms feature 1 King bed plus sofa sleeper or 2 double beds, patio or balcony, coffee/tea service, mini-refrigerator, safe, iron/board, alarm clock, hair dryer, robes, and more to ensure a comfortable stay. The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa is located approximately 7.5 miles from the Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM).

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 Update
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
November 13-17, 2023

Monday, November 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Traumatic Shock and Resuscitative Anesthesia R.Samet
  0830 Managing a Traumatic Airway R.Samet
  0930 Break
  0945 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part I D.Lin
  1045 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part II D.Lin
  1145 Perioperative Medication Errors: Uncovering Risks From Behind the Drapes B.Clayton
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, November 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia 2023? B.Clayton
  0830 Can a Regional Anesthetic Decrease Cancer Recurrence? R.Samet
  0930 Break
  0945 Challenging Dogma and Myths in Regional Anesthesia R.Samet
  1045 True Risk of Intraneural Injections R.Samet
  1145 Workplace Violence in Anesthesia: Are We Immune? D.Lin
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, November 15 - Day Open

     

Thursday, November 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 In the Eyes of the Patient: Dialog and Disclosure Part I D.Lin
  0830 In the Eyes of the Patient: Dialog and Disclosure Part II D.Lin
  0930 Break
  0945 Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy B.Clayton
  1045 Local Anesthetics Systemic Toxicity (LAST) Review R.Samet
  1145 Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) of the Lung R.Samet
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, November 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Optimizing Labor Analgesia B.Clayton
  0830 Maternal Hemorrhage: Is Your Team Ready? B.Clayton
  0930 Break
  0945 Medical-Legal Considerations Related to Obstetric Anesthesia B.Clayton
  1045 Checklists: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly D.Lin
  1145 Burnout: Interventions That WORK Against This Healthcare Epidemic D.Lin
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 4/26/22

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

Della Ming Lin, MD
Senior Fellow, Estes Park Institute
Patient Safety Leadership Fellow and Faculty, HRET
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors
Past Department Chief, Anesthesiology
Queen's Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ron E. Samet, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

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 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), 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 September 14, 2023 to October 14, 2023. No refund after October 14, 2023; 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* 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 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.

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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.