Hilton Head Island, 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 hospitality at this 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.

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 Lowcountry "farm and sea to table" meal at The Carolina Room,....or an energizing cup of Starbucks at Ingredients Coffee House.

Each guestroom features one king or 2 queen Heavenly Beds® (based on availability), private balcony, iPod dock radio, mini-fridge, coffee/tea maker, safe, iron/board, and more. Bathrooms feature Westin Heavenly® Shower with luxurious rain showerhead, dual-vanities, hair-dryer, robes, 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 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.

 

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
April 10-13, 2025

Thursday, April 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Going Beyond the Echo Report in the Perioperative Period S.Khoche
  0830 Inotropes and Vasopressors S.Khoche
  0930 Break
  0945 What Do You Mean the Patient Had an MI? Troponins Are a Game Changer M.Murphy
  1045 Perioperative Stents and CIED Management: It Is Not an Anesthesia Responsibility M.Murphy
  1145 Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation J.Knittel
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, April 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Evaluation and Assessment of the Trauma Patient J.Knittel
  0830 Whole Blood for Trauma J.Knittel
  0930 Break
  0945 Stress Dose Steroids Prior to Anesthesia S.Khoche
  1045 Post-Spinal Hypotension in C-Sections: Keeping It Up S.Khoche
  1145 Allergies, Antibiotics and Anaphylaxis: Global Consequences M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, April 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Burnout in Healthcare: A Larger Epidemic M.Murphy
  0830 Wellness and Mental Fitness: Don’t Wait for HR to Provide It M.Murphy
  0930 Break
  0945 Coagulopathy and Viscoelastic Testing in Trauma J.Knittel
  1045 Acidosis in Trauma J.Knittel
  1145 Pulmonary Hypertension and RV Failure: Ever Present Danger S.Khoche
  1245 Adjourn
     

Sunday, April 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Logic of Glycemic Control for the Anesthesia Team S.Khoche
  0830 AI in Anesthesia S.Khoche
  0930 Break
  0945 Burn Resuscitation J.Knittel
  1045 Production Pressures and Outcome Measures: It’s All About the Money M.Murphy
  1145 Ethical Challenges You Will Face M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

6.5 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 6/4/24

FACULTY

 

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

Justin Knittel, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Section Chief, Trauma Anesthesiology
Fellowship Director, Trauma Anesthesiology
Resident Education Director, Surgical ICU
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
St. Louis, Missouri

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Retired Anesthesiologist
St. Petersburg, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars
Pasco, Washington 

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 1044511; Expiration Date 04/13/2025.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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 of the AR, DC, FL, GA, KS, KY, MI, MS, NH, NM, ND, SC, WV, and WY nursing boards. 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 POLICY

No penalty if canceled by February 8, 2025. Cancellations between February 9, 2025, and March 11, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after March 11, 2025, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can 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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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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