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Port Maria, Jamaica

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A world away from the bustling crowd. With its colorful land, communities, and people, Jamaica is a tropical island retreat sure to capture your imagination. Experience a unique culture, new foods, marvelous sights, and incredible experiences you could never have at home, just 600 miles south of Miami.

Jamaica offers beautiful aquamarine waters excellent for swimming and snorkeling, as well as a multitude of other adventures. Try the exotic flavors of local cuisine—goat curry, fried dumplings, jerk chicken, and salt fish are favorites of locals and visitors alike.

English is the language, so getting around is “no problem.” It’s a phrase you will hear often, and it means just that; so relax, chill out, slow down, and everything will happen in good time.

For shopping and entertainment, the tourist center of Ocho Rios is only 30 minutes away. Other nearby attractions include the Dunn River Falls, Sun Valley Plantation, Reggae Beach, Boston Bay, Rafting on the Rio Grande, and Fort Haldane.

Experience the history of Ian Fleming's Jamaica, the Birthplace of 007 in the book Goldeneye, by author Matthew Parker. (Learn more.) See what mid-century Jamaica was like, a time and place that set the scene for the making of James Bond.

Casa Maria Hotel

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Escape from the ordinary high rise hotel. Get close to nature and enjoy the refreshing caress of the Caribbean breeze. Escape from fast food and bland fare and enjoy locally prepared Jamaican cuisine. Retreat from the hustle of the “Tourist Center” and meet the ordinary Jamaican. Enjoy a small historic, newly renovated, boutique inn reflecting the simple charms of a Jamaica of long ago. Snorkel nearby in the clear waters along one of the best reefs in Jamaica. There are many scenic sights within walking distance of the hotel and opportunities to meet the locals. Sean Connery enjoyed drinking and dining at Casa Maria, as did Katherine Hepburn, Erroll Flyn, Jane Russell, Noel Coward, Gregory Peck, Vivian Leigh, and many other stars of the 50s. Ocho Rios is only a 30 minute taxi ride away.

WHAT THIS PROGRAM IS ALL ABOUT: It is designed to let you get to know Jamaica and enjoy a unique small group atmosphere while spending a week interacting with each other and the faculty. You will enjoy new and unusual foods and meet genuine Jamaicans. RAP in Jamaica is planned to let you experience new things in life.

HOTEL FEE INCLUDES: Round-trip airport to hotel transfers (80 miles), from Montego Bay (Saturday to Saturday only); seven nights stay at Casa Maria Hotel; all meals at the hotel, coffee, tea and tap water (soft drinks and alcoholic beverages not included); Government Room and Food Tax; wireless internet access; rafting on the Rio Grande River; a day of Ocho Rios shopping; beach access; climbing Dunn’s River Falls; and Banana Plantation/Botanical Garden tour.

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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.

Reviews in Anesthesia Practice
Port Maria, Jamaica
November 5-10, 2017

Sunday, November 5

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0725 Welcome

NWAS Staff

 
  0730 How Do We Assess Volume in the Perioperative Period
  0830 Breakfast
  0915 Goal-Directed Fluid Rx
  1015 Crystalloids and Colloids
  1115 What Is the Ideal Hemoglobin?
  1215 Pharmacological Management of Bleeding
  1315 Lunch
  1430 The New Anticoagulants: What to Do With Them and How to Reverse Them
  1530 Beta Blockers and Statins: When Should We Use Them?
  1630 Adjourn
5.4 Pharmacology
 
  1830 Cocktail Party
  2000 Dinner
 

Monday, November 6

  0725 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Arrhythmias: The Tachycardias
  0830 Breakfast
  0915 Arrhythmias: The Bradycardias and Others
  1015 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology
 
  1030 Ocho Rios Shopping, Pottery Factory, Dunns River*
  1930 Dinner
 

Tuesday, November 7

  0725 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Sepsis
  0830 Breakfast
  0930 Perioperative Glucose Control
  1030 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology
 
  1045 Sun Valley Tour*
  1900 Dinner
 

Wednesday, November 8

  0725 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 The Dark Side of Opiates for Perioperative Pain Control
  0830 Breakfast
  0915 Multimodal Pain Therapy: Ketamine, Lidocaine and Others
  1015 Multimodal Pain Therapy: Ofirmev and the NSAIDs
  1115 Vasopressin and Other Inotropes
  1215 Adjourn - Lunch - Afternoon Open
4 Pharmacology
 
  1900 Dinner
 

Thursday, November 9

  0725 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Electrolyte Emergencies
  0830 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology
 
  0845 Breakfast
  0915 Port Antonio, Boston Bay, and Rafting on the Rio Grande*
  1900 Dinner
 

Friday, November 10

  0725 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Traumatic Brain Injury: What to Do in the OR and ICU
  0830 Breakfast
  0920 Caring for the Jehovah's Witness
  1020 Awareness: The Controversy Continues
  1120 Case Studies in Adult Trauma
  1220 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology
 
  1230 Lunch - Afternoon Open
  1900 Dinner
*Other tours may be substituted or added
 

Saturday, November 11

(Do not schedule an early flight as you have to depart the hotel four hours prior to flight)
     

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

15.3 Pharmacology Hours†

 

FACULTY

Stuart Lowson, MD, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Surgical/Trauma ICU
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

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 #1033952; Expiration Date 11/10/2017.

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: 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, Austin, Texas, and 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 September 6, 2017 to October 6, 2017. No refund after October 6, 2017; 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.

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