Kauai, Hawaii

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Kauai, Hawaii basks amidst the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, about 20 minutes by air from Honolulu. Formed some six million years ago, the island encompasses roughly 550 square miles and is the oldest and northernmost of the main Hawaiian Islands. From the soaring cliffs of the Napali Coast to the vast chasms of Waimea Canyon, Kauai embraces the senses like no other destination.

Explore the island via land, sea, or air to experience settings you’ve only dreamed about. Discover 50 miles of heavenly beaches from Poipu Beach to Hanalei Bay. Explore charming and historic small towns like Hanapepe and Koloa where no building is taller than a coconut tree. The sunny South Shore of Kauai is home to historic Old Koloa Town and the resort area of Poipu. This is an area of activity and historic attractions whether you’re playing on a championship golf course or exploring the Koloa Heritage Trail. Spend the day at Poipu Beach Park. Nearby Spouting Horn features a blowhole that releases a spout of water up to 20 feet or more into the air.

See why Kauai is nicknamed “The Garden Isle” at two National Tropical Botanical Gardens: McBryde Garden, featuring 259-acres of gardens and world’s largest collection of Hawaiian plants, and Allerton Garden, an 80-acre gem with sophisticated garden design and the giant Moreton Figs made famous in the film “Jurassic Park.” You’ll even find the Kauai Coffee farm tour just a few miles west of Poipu.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

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Lush gardens and dramatic waterfalls set the mood for an experience that is nothing short of spectacular. Explore this stunning AAA Four Diamond Kauai resort and create your own personal retreat from the vast array of exceptional amenities available. Kayak in hidden lagoons, indulge in a reviving treatment at Anara Spa, or simply stroll barefoot along crystal white beaches. Enjoy the quintessential aloha experience with our authentic Lu’au, play a memorable round of championship golf, or head out for a land, sea, or air adventure.

Ideally set along the picturesque shores of Keoneloa Bay, this dramatic 50-acre Kauai Hawaii hotel and resort offers total seclusion and easy access to everything our Garden Isle has to offer. The resort’s water playground includes an adult pool, a large activity pool, a meandering river pool with waterfalls and hidden caves, 150 foot waterslide, cabanas, three Jacuzzis, and a saltwater lagoon. Kids ages 3-12 can partake in an array of activities at Camp Hyatt Kauai.

The resort is located approximately 15 miles form the Lihue Airport (LIH). Due to the short shore break and strong current, the resort advises only advanced surfers to venture further than the shoreline. Warning flags are posted along the beach to help guests determine whether conditions are safe for ocean swimming.

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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 specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional:

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

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner

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.

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
Kauai, Hawaii
April 9-13, 2018

Monday, April 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome
NWAS Staff
 
  0730 Pre-op Preparation of the Cardiac Patient for Noncardiac Surgery
D.Sutherland
 
  0830 New Trends in Cardiac and Vascular Anesthesia
D.Sutherland
 
  0930 Break
  0945 Update on Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient
T.Grissom
 
  1045 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient: Dogma and Controversy
T.Grissom
 
  1145 Steroids and Surgery
S.Lowson
 
  1245 Adjourn
2.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, April 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Goal Directed Perioperative Fluid Management
S.Lowson
 
  0830 Crystalloids and Colloids: The Ongoing Debate
S.Lowson
 
  0930 Break
  0945 Anticoagulation 2018: How Do We Stop the Bleeding?
D.Sutherland
 
  1045 New Insights Into Hypertension
D.Sutherland
 
  1145 Ketamine: Sooner or Later, Everything Old Is New Again
T.Grissom
 
  1245 Adjourn
4 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, April 11 - Day Open

Thursday, April 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Damage Control Radiology in Trauma: What the Anesthesia Provider Needs to Know
T.Grissom
 
  0830 Bringing the Patient With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Into the OR With Their Ventilator
T.Grissom
 
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Glucose Control
S.Lowson
 
  1045 Beta Blockers and Statins
S.Lowson
 
  1145 Opioid Crisis 2018: The Role for Interventional Pain Management
D.Sutherland
 
  1245 Adjourn
3.8 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Friday, April 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Anesthesia Provider and Technology: Are We Forgetting About the Patient?
D.Sutherland
 
  0830 Arrhythmias: The Tachycardias
S.Lowson
 
  0930 Break
  0945 Arrhythmias: The Bradycardias and Others
S.Lowson
 
  1045 Comfortably Numb: Recognizing and Managing Delirium in the Hospitalized Patient
T.Grissom
 
  1145 Top Ten Anesthesia Papers in the Last Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice?
T.Grissom
 
  1245 Adjourn
2.8 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 CEC

13.2 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshements served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Stuart Lowson, MD, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Surgical/Trauma ICU
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

Dale F. Sutherland, MD
Delaware Anesthesia Associates
Director, Cardiac Anesthesia
Pain Management
Lewes, Delaware

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 AANA for 20 CEC; AANA Code #1035556; Expiration date 4/13/18.

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, Austin, Texas, and 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 February 8, 2018 to March 10, 2018. No refund after March 10, 2018; 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 Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

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.