Locations

Program

Hilton Head, South Carolina

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

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

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.

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
Hilton Head, South Carolina
April 7-10, 2022

Thursday, April 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Preparing for, Coping, and Recovering from COVID Surges in NYC - Clinical Issues: Before, During, and After H.Hemmings  
  0830 Advances in Pharmacology: All Things are Poison-Antidotes in Anesthesia H.Hemmings  
  0930 Break
  0945 Difficult Airway Management C. Godlewski  
  1045 Comprehensive ERAS for Spine Surgery C. Godlewski  
  1145 Preoperative Management of the Cardiac Patient Undergoing Cardiac and Noncardiac Surgery: Assessments and Plan of Care J.Shields  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, April 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia Considerations During Coronary Artery Bypass J.Shields  
  0830 Anesthesia Considerations During Off-Pump Coronary Artery Revascularization J.Shields  
  0930 Break
  0945 How Anesthetics Work: Emerging Mechanisms of General Anesthesia H.Hemmings  
  1045 Anesthesia and Perioperative Outcomes H.Hemmings  
  1145 The Use of Ketamine for Spine Surgery C. Godlewski  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Saturday, April 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Breakfast
  0730 New Techniques in Nerve Monitoring for Thyroid Surgery C. Godlewski  
  0830 Addiction and Recovery in Anesthesia C. Godlewski  
  0930 Break
  0945 Transthoracic Echo and the FATE Assessment J.Shields  
  1045 "Rescue" Transesophageal Echocardiography for Noncardiac Surgery J.Shields  
  1145 Are Anesthetics Toxic to the Brain? H.Hemmings  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Sunday, April 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Breakfast
  0730 Serious Adverse Drug Reactions in Anesthesia H.Hemmings  
  0830 Awake! Preventing Accidental Awareness under General Anesthesia H.Hemmings  
  0930 Break
  0945 Cardiovascular Review: Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Review J.Shields  
  1045 Blocks for Chest Wall Surgery C. Godlewski  
  1145 Addressing Complications of Nerve Blocks C. Godlewski  
  1245 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/19/21

FACULTY

Chris Godlewski, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center
Birmingham, Alabama

Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., MD, PhD
Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology
Professor of Pharmacology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Anesthesiologist-in-Chief
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell
New York, New York

John Shields, DNP, CRNA
Academic Faculty Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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, 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 February 6, 2022 to March 8, 2022. No refund after March 8, 2022; 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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net

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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.

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