Kauai, Hawaii

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

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa was inducted into the 2021 Travel + Leisure World's Best Award, with over a decade of honors as one of the best resorts in Hawaii. The resort was also honored as one of the The Top 20 Resort Hotels in Hawaii in 2020 Travel + Leisure World's Best Award.

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 from 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.

Self-parking is included in the resort fee. Valet parking is available for $30 per day. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the critical care specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of critical care medicine 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, 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 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. 

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of critical care services.

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of drugs based on their chemical and pharmacologic properties.

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 all aspects of patient care regardless of the clinical environment in which the practice resides.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups in the provision of critical care services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Kauai, Hawaii
September 25-29, 2023

Monday, September 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Aortic Stenosis and Anesthesia: Taking the Fear Out of Fearsome S.Khoche
  0830 Inotropes and Vasopressors S.Khoche
  0930 Break
  0945 Patient Selection and Preoperative Evaluation for Ambulatory Surgery T.Tran
  1045 Updates on Ambulatory Surgery T.Tran
  1145 Perioperative Blood Glucose Management N.Anand
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, September 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0730 Trauma Anesthesia Fundamentals N.Anand
  0830 Perioperative Hypertension Management N.Anand
  0930 Break
  0945 Factor Concentrates, Hemostasis, and New Developments S.Khoche
  1045 Post-Spinal Hypotension in C-Sections: Keeping It Up S.Khoche
  1145 Sedation Techniques for Ophthalmic Surgery T.Tran
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, September 27 - Day Open

     

Thursday, September 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients: Pearls for the Adult Anesthesiologist T.Tran
  0830 Identifying and Managing Risks: Medically Complex Patients Scheduled for Low-Risk Surgery T.Tran
  0930 Break
  0945 Bread and Butter Regional Anesthesia for the Upper Extremity N.Anand
  1045 Bread and Butter Regional Anesthesia for the Lower Extremity N.Anand
  1145 Stress Dose Steroids Prior to Anesthesia S.Khoche
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, September 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0730 Noncardiac Anesthesia for Patients With LVADs and Heart Transplants S.Khoche
  0830 Pulmonary Hypertension and RV Failure: Ever-Present Danger S.Khoche
  0930 Break
  0945 PBLD: Morbid Obesity, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery - Oh My! Is That Possible? T.Tran
  1045 Anesthesia for the Opioid-Tolerant Patient N.Anand
  1145 Cannabis, Pain, and Anesthesia N.Anand
  1245 Adjourn  
 

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

6.5 Pharmacology Hours†

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
  Rev. 7/20/22  

FACULTY

Neelesh Anand, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Swapnil Khoche, MBBS, DNB, FCARCSI
Associate Professor
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

Tina Tran, MD
Chief of Anesthesia for the Wilmer Eye Institute
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Taussig Faculty, Colleges Advisory Program
Co-Director of Clinical Preceptorship in Anesthesiology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care 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 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1042411; Expiration Date 09/29/23.

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 July 27, 2023 to August 26, 2023. No refund after August 26, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS/NWS 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)

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.

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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.