Locations

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 (weather permitting), 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 the area: Ian Fleming wrote his 007 books here in Jamaica. Explore 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.

What a recent attendee has to say:

"I recently had the opportunity to do an emergency medicine updates course through NWS at Casa Maria Hotel in Jamaica! It was one of the best conference experiences I've had. This is a quaint charming historic 24 room hotel on the coast in Jamaica between Ocho Rios and Port Maria.

This hotel was a hang out for the stars in the 1960s - Sean Connery, Vivien Leigh, Ian Fleming (the creator of James Bond), etc. In the early 1980s it was purchased by an American nurse anesthetist. He and his Jamaican wife who is a fashion designer have completely renovated and restored the historic landmark. If you are ready to go with the flow and relax with a unique Jamaica cultural experience, you’ll love Casa Maria. Paul and Coleen treat you like you’re a honored guest in their home. The food is made from scratch incorporating many local ingredients such as ackee, callaloo, scotch bonnet pepper , plantain, mango, guava, pineapple, coconut, breadfruit, goat, etc. Much of this comes from their own gardens on the property.

The remoteness of the location ensures a peaceful relaxing experience. Additionally excursions can be arranged with Trevor for Dunn’s river falls, blue hole, shopping, sun plantation, blue bamboo beach, snorkeling, cliff jumping, climbing, swimming etc. I suggest you bring more cash than usual for tips and meals off property since there is no atm on sight. This location has a 15-20 people conference room and a 100 people conference room so it’s great fun for mixing business and pleasure. Don’t miss the best pizza on the island here! Also great ice cream!" — CM

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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 for Anesthesia Professionals
Port Maria, Jamaica
November 10-15

Sunday, November 10

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0725 Welcome

NWAS Staff

 
  0730 Preoperative Evaluation of the Patient With Heart Disease: What Are the Current Guidelines?
  0830 Breakfast
  0915 Mechanisms of Coagulation: Round Up the Usual Suspects
  1015 Common Bleeding Disorders: What to Do?
  1115 Drugs That Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part I
  1215 Drugs That Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part II
  1315 Lunch
  1430 Risks and Complications of Blood Transfusion
  1530 Case Discussion or a PBLD
  1630 Adjourn
  1930 Dinner
 

Monday, November 11

  0725 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Anesthesia for the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  0830 Adjourn - Breakfast
  0915 Ocho Rios, Shopping, Dunns River*
  1900 Dinner
 

Tuesday, November 12

  0725 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Anesthesia and Postoperative Delirium
  0830 Adjourn - Breakfast
  0915 Sun Valley Tour*
  1900 Dinner
 

Wednesday, November 13

  0725 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 An Update on Regional Anesthesia and Anticoagulation
  0830 Breakfast
  0915 Anesthesia for the Patient With Diabetes Mellitus
  1015 Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery
  1115 Anesthesia for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  1215 Anesthesia for Prostatectomy and the Da Vinci Robot
  1315 Adjourn - Lunch
  1900 Dinner
 

Thursday, November 14

  0725 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Acute Pain Management: Opioids and Non Opioids - What's Your Choice?
  0830 Adjourn
  0845 Breakfast
  0915 Port Antonio, Boston Bay and Rafting on the Rio Grande*
  1900 Dinner
 

Friday, November 15

  0725 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Fluid Management and Goal-Directed Therapy: Should We Say Goodbye to the CVP Catheter?
  0830 Breakfast
  0920 Monitoring Cerebral Oximetry: Can This Improve Patient Outcomes?
  1020 Malignant Hyperthermia: More Than Go Get the Ice?
  1120 Avoiding Fires in the OR
  1220 Case Discussion
  1320 Adjourn
  1330 Lunch
  1900 Dinner

20 CME I

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Saturday, November 16

(Do not schedule an early flight as you have to depart the hotel four hours prior to flight)
*Tours subject to change due to local conditions. Other tours may be substituted or added. No refund or monetary value for any package inclusions or tours not used.
Refreshements served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Charise Petrovitch, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia

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), 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 11, 2019 to October 11, 2019. No refund after October 11, 2019; 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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