Hershey, Pennsylvania

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What began as a town that chocolate built has become a resort destination featuring the latest and greatest in family entertainment. Experience Hershey’s world-class theme park with more than 60 thrilling rides and attractions, relax in the Chocolate Spa, explore a botanical garden for children, see over 200 fascinating animals from 75 North American species at ZOOAMERICA, and tour a museum that tells the many stories behind the name Hershey.

Known as the “cleanest and greenest” destination in America, Hershey is the perfect place to get away from it all with a calendar packed full of concerts, Broadway shows, events, and activities. Learn how chocolate is made on Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour and even help operate an actual Hershey’s Kisses chocolates packaging line at Hershey’s Factory Works. If you love shopping, you’ll find everything from chocolate and outlet stores, to fine jewelry and souvenirs. Whether golf is your passion or just a leisurely pastime, Hershey features a variety of courses for all ages and levels of play.

Hershey’s location is ideal for exciting day trips to the many cultural, historical, educational, and entertainment attractions in nearby Harrisburg, Gettysburg, and Lancaster. If you’ve never been there, you owe it to yourself to visit Lancaster in the heart of Pennsylvania. It’s just 30 minutes from Hershey, but it’s a world apart. In a land of farms and fields, the Amish still live without electricity and use mule teams to plow some of the most beautiful and productive farmland in America. Lancaster is also home to Dutch Wonderland Family Entertainment Complex.

Just 45 minutes south of Hershey is the hallowed ground of Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the Civil War’s most decisive battle. Fascinating tours, exhibits, special events, and programs bring history to life for all visitors, young and old.

Hershey Lodge

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At Hershey Lodge, relax by one of three pools, challenge your family to a round of mini-golf or tennis, or enjoy a meal at one of four restaurants – all while discovering friendly service in every detail. For kids, there are special touches such as their own check in desk, appearances by Hershey’s Product Characters, and special seasonal activities.

You’ll find newly renovated guest rooms featuring chocolate-themed décor, hair dryers, coffee/tea, refrigerators, iron/board, and wireless internet access (fee may apply). Guests of Hershey Lodge also enjoy special Hershey Resorts Advantage privileges such as reduced theme park admission prices and more.

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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.

Topics in Anesthesia
Hershey, Pennsylvania
August 21-24, 2018

Tuesday, August 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Cleared for Surgery J.Kryc  
  0830 Preoperative Evaluation of the Ambulatory Patient J.Kryc  
  0930 Break
  0945 Local Anesthetic Toxicity: Evaluation and Management R.Samet  
  1045 Nerve Deficit After a Nerve Block: Evaluation and Management R.Samet  
  1145 Recognition and Management of the Trauma Airway R.Sikorski  
  1245 Adjourn
1.8 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, August 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Ultrasound-Guided Abdominal Blocks: Techniques and Value R.Samet  
  0830 Ultrasound-Guided Chest Blocks: Techniques and Value R.Samet  
  0930 Break
  0945 Office-Based Anesthesia: The Wild, Wild West of Healthcare J.Kryc  
  1045 Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy J.Kryc  
  1145 Endpoints of Resuscitation R.Sikorski  
  1245 Adjourn 1.3 Pharmacology Hours  
 

Thursday, August 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Current Trends in Monitoring the High-Risk Surgical Patient: Part I R.Sikorski  
  0830 Current Trends in Monitoring the High-Risk Surgical Patient: Part II R.Sikorski  
  0930 Break
  0945 Ultrasound-Guided Upper Extremity Blocks R.Samet  
  1045 Ultrasound-Guided Lower Extremity Blocks R.Samet  
  1145 Statins and Noncardiac Surgery: Can We Reduce Perioperative Risk? J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Friday, August 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 POCUS: Point-of-Care UltraSound - A Great Tool for Everyone R.Samet  
  0830 Introduction to Nanotechnology: Honey I Shrunk the Kids J.Kryc  
  0930 Break
  0945 Nanomedicine: The Cyborg Era Begins J.Kryc  
  1045 Coagulation Monitoring: Are We Behind the Times? R.Sikorski  
  1145 The Management of the Perioperative Patient on Anticoagulants R.Sikorski  
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

4.7 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Joseph J. Kryc, MD, MBA
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Banner University Hospital
Tucson, Arizona

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

Robert A. Sikorski, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Trauma Anesthesia
Johns Hopkins Hospital
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 AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1036027; Expiration Date 8/24/2018.

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, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, 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 June 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018. No refund after July 22, 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.