IMPORTANT NOTICE:

We have been able to confirm that the Westin Hilton Head did NOT sustain damage from Hurricane Florence and that our meetings this week will take place as scheduled.


Hilton Head, South Carolina

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Hilton Head Island is a foot-shaped barrier island located off the Atlantic Coast of South Carolina, approximately 45 miles north of Savannah, GA; 90 miles south of Charleston, SC; and 30 miles south of historic Beaufort, SC.

The 12-mile long and 5-mile wide island was the first Eco-Planned destination in the U.S. Considered to be one of the finest resort communities in the United States, Hilton Head welcomes millions of visitors from around the globe each year. It offers a range of options for the active visitor with white sand beaches, dozens of championship golf courses, more than 300 tennis courts, and countless bicycle paths.

Whether you enjoy relaxing on the beach, playing a round of golf, or exploring the area’s lush maritime forests, you’ll discover that Hilton Head Island is a true resort mecca, providing family-friendly fun. Dining: Over 250 restaurants reside on Hilton Head Island, ranging from fast-food and gourmet to venues that include all types of ethnic cuisine. For those with a milder palate, the Island also offers great all-American and southern-style fare as well as famous local seafood.

Shopping: More than 200 shops are located on Hilton Head Island, from elegant boutiques and art galleries to an indoor mall with major department stores and specialty shops. The island also has three outlet malls featuring designer brands at a significant savings. Other activities include: Diving, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, bicycle riding, horseback riding, parasailing, motorboating, hiking, waterskiing, jetskiing, windsurfing, surfing, and fishing.

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

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Rediscover Southern luxury at this completely renovated premier oceanfront resort ideally located on a pristine stretch of sugar-white sand along the Atlantic Ocean. Challenge yourself at one of the three Port Royal championship golf courses, play an invigorating match on the award-winning tennis courts, take a bicycle ride along the beaches of the Atlantic, relax by one of the pools, or revitalize your spirit at the most relaxing spa in Hilton Head, The Heavenly Spa by Westin™.

Little ones can have fun and make new friends at the Westin Kids Club®. And when it comes time to revitalize your body, experience some of the finest dining in Hilton Head with fresh seafood and magnificent ocean views at Oceans, a spectacular buffet meal at Carolina Café, or an energizing cup of Starbucks at Aromas Coffee Shop.

Each guestroom features one king or 2 queen Heavenly Beds® (based on availability), iHome, mini-fridge, and Westin’s WakeCup with Starbuck’s coffee and teas, and private balcony. Bathrooms feature Westin Heavenly® Shower with luxurious Rain Forest showerhead, dual-vanities, hair-dryer, make-up/shaving mirror and plush towels.

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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
Hilton Head, South Carolina
September 20-23, 2018

Thursday, September 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome
NWAS Staff
 
  0730 The Future Is Now: ERAS - Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
C.Goldstein
 
  0830 Back to the Future: GDT - Noninvasive and Invasive Goal-Directed Therapy Principles Used in ERAS
C.Goldstein
 
  0930 Break
  0945 The Morbidly Obese Patient: Perioperative Risks
M.Urban
 
  1045 The Patient With Pulmonary Hypertension for a THA
M.Urban
 
  1145 Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST) in Peripheral Nerve Blockade
A.Visan
 
  1245 Adjourn    
 

Friday, September 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia Practice: Transition from Hospital to Office Setting
A.Visan
 
  0830 The World of Cosmetic Surgery: Expect the Unexpected
A.Visan
 
  0930 Break
  0945 The New Kid on the Block I: TAVR Overview and Anesthetic Considerations
C.Goldstein
 
  1045 The New Kid on the Block II: Sugammadex Overview and Clinical Use
C.Goldstein
 
  1145 Perioperative Management of DM
M.Urban
 
  1245 Adjourn    
  1355 Optional PALS Workshop*
 

Saturday, September 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Perioperative Management of Patients for Complex Spine Surgery
M.Urban
 
  0830 Postoperative Delirium: Incidence, Etiology, and Management
M.Urban
 
  0930 Break
  0945 What Is the Role of an Anesthesia Information System in the Current Healthcare Environment?
A.Visan
 
  1045 Healthcare Regulatory Trends: Impact on Anesthesia Providers
A.Visan
 
  1145 Hypoxemia in the Perioperative Setting: the Alveolar Gas Equation Put to Work for You
C.Goldstein
 
  1245 Adjourn
  1355 Optional ACLS Workshop*
 

Sunday, September 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia for Orthopedic Surgery
M.Urban
 
  0830 The AHA! Effect: 2014 ACC/AHA Guideline on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery
C.Goldstein
 
  0930 Break
  0945 Ad Nauseam: PONV Overview and Clinical Strategies
C.Goldstein
 
  1045 Value, Quality and Safety: Challenges and Opportunities for Anesthesia Professionals Part I
A.Visan
 
  1145 Value, Quality and Safety: Challenges and Opportunities for Anesthesia Professionals Part II
A.Visan
 
  1245 Adjourn    
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
*Separate tuition and schedule applies.
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Joseph Christopher Goldstein, MD
Director of Medical Informatics
Director of Anesthesia Clinical Affairs
Co-Director TAVR Program
Staff Anesthesiologist
Department of Anesthesiology
Department of Veterans Affairs, NF/SG VHS
Gainesville, Florida

Michael Urban, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Cornell University Medical College
Medical Director PACU
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York

Alexandru Visan, MD, MBA
CEO, Executive Cortex Consulting
Miami, Florida

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 #1035483; Expiration date 9/23/18.

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, 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 July 22, 2018 to August 21, 2018. No refund after August 21, 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.