Kona, Hawaii

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.

The Fairmont Orchid

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. Play 36 holes of championship golf at the Francis H. I`i Brown golf course, home of the Senior Skins Game for a decade, workout in the fitness center, or check out the 10-court tennis pavilion. The Fairmont Orchid offers six restaurants and lounges to satisfy any craving.

Spacious, newly renovated guest rooms offer one king or two queen size beds (based on hotel availability), private lanai, flat screen TV with media panel, individual climate control, Nespresso Coffee Maker, chiller fridge, alarm clock, bathrobes, marble bathroom, hair dryer, iron/board and more.

The Fairmont Orchid is located approximately 23 miles from Kona International Airport (KOA) and 74 miles from Hilo International Airport (ITO). We advise booking a rental car well in advance. Self-parking is included in the daily resort charge for guests. Valet parking is available for approximately $25 + tax per day. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

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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.

 

Topics in Anesthesia
Kona, Hawaii
February 24-28, 2025

Monday, February 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Preoperative Evaluation T.Trentman
  0830 Cardiometabolic Disease, Anesthesia and Outcome T.Trentman
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Hypertension Management N.Anand
  1045 Perioperative Glucose Management N.Anand
  1145 High Expectations: Navigating Preoperative Cannabis Use and Behavioral Assessment D.King
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, February 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia's Mixtape of Cannabinoid Chemistry and Concoctions D.King
  0830 Ambulatory Artistry: Drawing the Line in Patient Selection for Surgery D.King
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia and the Patient With Hepatic Disease T.Trentman
  1045 Anesthesia, the Autonomic Nervous System and a Murder Mystery T.Trentman
  1145 Alternatives to the Thoracic Epidural N.Anand
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday February 26 – Open Day

     

Thursday, February 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Bread and Butter Regional Anesthesia for the Upper Extremity N.Anand
  0830 Bread and Butter Regional Anesthesia for the Lower Extremity N.Anand
  0930 Break
  0945 Vaping: Anesthesia in the Clouds D.King
  1045 Precision Safety: Navigating the Path to Zero Harm in Anesthesiology D.King
  1145 Professionalism, Anesthesia and the Age of Social Media T.Trentman
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, February 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia and Disruptive Providers T.Trentman
  0830 Anesthesia, Burnout and Resilience T.Trentman
  0930 Break
  0945 Silencing the Storm: Anesthetic Approaches in Modulating Surgical Stress and Inflammation D.King
  1045 Neuraxial Complications N.Anand
  1145 Anesthesia for the Opioid-Tolerant Patient N.Anand
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 CE

7.2 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/25/24

FACULTY

Neelesh K. Anand, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Creighton School of Medicine
Scottsdale, Arizona

Daniel D. King, DNP, MNA, APRN, CRNA, CPPS, CNE
Associate Professor
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program
Chicago, Illinois

Terrence L. Trentman, MD
Chair Emeritus, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic College Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 1044423; Expiration Date 02/28/2025.

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 December 26, 2024 to January 25, 2025. No refund after January 25, 2025; 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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