Kona, Hawaii

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On the Big Island, you'll find diverse rainforest ecosystems, tumbling waterfalls, and a warm and compelling culture whose people embody an authentic and heartfelt Aloha Spirit. The Kohala Coast, also referred to as the Gold Coast because of year round sunshine, stretches of beautiful white sand beaches, and spectacular championship golf courses, is located on the west coast of the Big Island, north of the Kona Coast. The Kohala Coast is Hawaii's golf mecca with world-class courses carved out of ancient lava flows, nestled among historical Hawaiian landmarks and fronting some of the most beautiful coastline of the Pacific. Waimea is home to Parker Ranch where fluorescent green pastures give way to lush valleys and a host of vibrant natural greens.

Within short driving distances of your hotel you can play tennis or go horseback riding. Take a hike into spectacular valleys (Waipio Valley and Pololu Valley are a hiker's paradise) and to hidden waterfalls. Explore the Pacific waters with tropical fish and turtles, go deep sea fishing, scuba diving, or boogie boarding. Visit the world's most famous observatories on majestic Mauna Kea (13,796 feet) for incredible scenery and star gazing. Watch for manta rays at night, delight in a helicopter flight over an active volcano, or go on a sunset cruise. Spring for a guided tour and discover places you normally would not find, be allowed to visit, or explore on your own. Walk to ancient fish ponds, sacred Hawaiian sites, heiaus, and petroglyphs on the Big Island.

Puukohola Heiau, built by King Kamehameha in Kawaihae next to Spencer Beach Park, is worth a visit to learn and experience Hawaiian history. Flume the historic Kohala Sugar Plantation irrigation ditch by kayak on a unique ecotour. Last but not least, the Kohala Coast shoreline offers plenty of opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, and watching the Humpback whales. We advise booking a rental car well in advance.

The Fairmont Orchid

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Imagine waking up to the sound of waves crashing along the shoreline. and evenings spent on your lanai overlooking the gardens and waterfalls. Relax in the outdoor 'Spa Without Walls,' including the waterfall massage hale (houses) and breathtaking oceanfront massage cabanas. Or discover island-style fun and culture: paddle an outrigger canoe, sail aboard a Hawaiian double-hulled sailing canoe, participate in a cultural hike, learn to weave a coconut leaf basket, and more from the Fairmont Beachboys.

Enjoy snorkeling in the clear waters of Pauoa Bay or a refreshing dip in the 10,000 square foot oceanfront swimming pool, then stargaze from one of the lava whirlpools. Choose to play 36 holes of championship golf at the Francis H. I`i Brown golf course, home of the Senior Skins Game for a decade. The Fairmont Orchid has four highly acclaimed restaurants, including a deli and a Japanese restaurant. Visit the Ocean Bar or the Kahakai Bar for a refreshing tropical libation just steps from the beach.

All rooms offer one king or two queen size beds (based on availability), individual climate control, alarm clock, bathrobes, hair dryer, iron/board, safe, mini-bar/refreshment center, high speed Internet access (fee applies), and pay-per-play Nintendo.

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 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.

Anesthesia Update
Kona, Hawaii
February 11-14, 2019

Monday, February 11

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 AHA/ACC Guidelines for Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  0800 Patients with CIEDs, VADs, or Previous Cardiac Transplants for Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  0900 Break
  0915 Recognition and Management of Perioperative Electrolyte Emergencies J.Szalados  
  1015 Management of the Acutely Septic Patient J.Szalados  
  1115 Perioperative Beta Blockade Important or Not? P.Kempen  
  1215 Reading EKGs for Clinical Impact P.Kempen  
  1315 Adjourn
3.1 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, February 12

  0645 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 MRI and Anesthesia P.Kempen  
  0800 ECT and Anesthesia P.Kempen  
  0900 Break
  0915 GDT, ERA, and Perioperative Home for Cardiac Patients in Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  1015 The Cardiac Patient for Thoracic Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  1115 The Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Suit and Trial J.Szalados  
  1215 Four Legal Developments of This Year You Must Know About J.Szalados  
  1315 Adjourn
2.2 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, February 13

  0645 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Whoops - Medical Error! Prevention, Mitigation, and Response J.Szalados  
  0800 Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Physiology, Clinical Care and the Law J.Szalados  
  0900 Break
  0915 Cardiac Stents: Newest Guidelines and Stents P.Kempen  
  1015 Urine Production and Anesthesia: Getting It Right P.Kempen  
  1115 Role of Echocardiography in Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  1215 PBLD: Congenital Heart Disease in Adults for Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  1315 Adjourn
2.4 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, February 14

  0645 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Anesthetic Management of Patients With Uncommon Cardiac Diseases J.Kaplan  
  0800 PBLD: Welcome to the Hybrid OR J.Kaplan  
  0900 Break
  0915 Anesthetic Considerations for Intraoperative Cardiac Electrical Therapy P.Kempen  
  1015 Allergy, Anaphylaxis and Anesthesia P.Kempen  
  1115 The Practice Environment, Scope of Practice and Supervisory Liability J.Szalados  
  1215 My Group Is Being Acquired / Merging: What Must I / We Do to Protect Ourselves? J.Szalados  
  1315 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

24 CME

24 CEC

9.3 Pharmacology Hours

 

FACULTY

Joel A. Kaplan, MD
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of California at San Diego and University of Louisville
Dean Emeritus, School of Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Paul Martin Kempen, MD, PhD
Staff Physician
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management
Weirton Medical Center
Weirton, West Virginia

James Emery Szalados, MD, JD, MBA,MHA,
FACHE, FCCP, FCCM, FCLM

Attorney and Counselor at Law
The Szalados Law Firm, Hilton, NY
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 AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1036260; Expiration Date 2/14/2019.

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), and the Georgia 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 December 13, 2018 to January 12, 2019. No refund after January 12, 2019; 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.