Key Largo, Florida

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Key Largo is the first and northernmost of the Florida Keys, and is only an hour’s drive from South Florida’s two major airports. Home to tropical hardwoods and winding creeks, Key Largo has some of the most interesting botanical scenery in Florida.

Several state parks are within easy reach including John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock State Park, Everglades National Park, and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. In these natural sanctuaries, visitors can enjoy eco-tours, paddleboarding, glass-bottom boat tours, nature trails, and wildlife viewing. Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center will delight visitors with a variety of bird species whether in recovery or enjoying renewed life in a safe environment.

Head to the beach for excellent scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and even dolphin encounter programs. Molasses reef is home to turtles, nurse sharks, rays, and many different kinds of reef fish. Nearby wrecks including Speigel Grove are perfect for advanced divers looking for a challenge. Key Largo is also well-known as a sport-fishing destination. Team up with some of the world’s greatest fishing guides for offshore or backcountry excursions.

Playa Largo Resort and Spa

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Playa Largo Resort and Spa is perfectly situated on 14.5 secluded beachfront acres boasting sweeping views of Florida Bay and was named the #1 Resort in the Florida Keys by the Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers' Choice Awards.

Unwind in the stunning beachfront pool or get active with a vast array of watersports, eco tours, diving, snorkeling, or fishing. Nearby attractions include glass bottom boat, sightseeing tours and unique island shopping. With multiple restaurants, room and beach service, guests will enjoy a variety of epicurean delights. The Ocean Spa, with its massages and treatments, will provide a relaxing and pampering escape. Recharge in your own personal hideaway from days of sand, surf and sun and evening strolls and cocktails. Or never go out and take in the views. This family-friendly resort is a destination in itself.

Guest accommodations are reminiscent of old Florida with an Ameri-Caribbean aesthetic and feature modern amenities such as an interactive Ipad that allows guests to control their experience with a touch of their finger, Smart entertainment panel that allows a cinema effect to streaming movies and music, wood washed porcelain tile flooring, Marriott Luxury Beds, and a balcony. Other room amenities include mini-fridge, coffee/tea maker, alarm clock, safe, iron/board, robes, hairdryer, and more to ensure a comfortable stay. This upscale Island destination located 64 miles from the Miami International Airport (MIA). Valet parking is included in daily resort fee for hotel guests; complementary self parking is also available. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

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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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Key Largo, Florida
January 9-12, 2020

Thursday, January 9

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 The Patient With Cardiac Disease 1: Preop Clearance Is Not So Clear M.Murphy  
  0800 The Patient With Cardiac Disease 2: Management, Monitoring and Meds M.Murphy  
  0900 Essentials of Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia C.Franco  
  1000 Break
  1015 Understanding the Ultrasound of the Lumbar Spine and Neuraxis C.Franco  
  1115 Pediatric Potpourri: Current Controversies H.De Soto  
  1215 Pediatric Pain Management in the Perioperative Period H.De Soto  
  1315 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Friday, January 10

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Anesthesia in Pediatric Trauma H.De Soto  
  0800 Fluid Management in the Pediatric Patient H.De Soto  
  0900 The Patient With Cardiac Disease 3: Stents and CIEDs in the Perioperative Period M.Murphy  
  1000 Break
  1015 The Patient With OSA: Hidden Dangers for Everyone M.Murphy  
  1115 Consolidating PECS / Serratus Blocks Into the SAP Block for Breast Surgery C.Franco  
  1215 TAP Block and Variations C.Franco  
  1315 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Saturday, January 11

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Femoral vs. Adductor Canal Blocks for Knee Analgesia C.Franco  
  0800 Ultrasound-Guided Interscalene and Supraclavicular Blocks C.Franco  
  0900 The Adult Outpatient: Current Issues H.De Soto  
  1000 Break
  1015 Management of the Geriatric Patient H.De Soto  
  1115 Anesthetic Implications of Drug Abuse H.De Soto  
  1215 Is There a Doctor or Nurse on Board? Tips to Handle an Emergency at 30,000 Feet H.De Soto  
  1315 Adjourn
2.2 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Sunday, January 12

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Ultrasound-Guided Femoral, Sciatic and Popliteal Blocks C.Franco  
  0800 Intraneural vs. Extraneural Injections in Regional Anesthesia C.Franco  
  0900 Risk Management: The Minefields Where You Walk and Work M.Murphy  
  1000 Break
  1015 The Obese Surgical Patient: A Big Challenge! M.Murphy  
  1115 Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents: How They Affect the Anesthesia Service M.Murphy  
  1215 Recent Cases from the AQI M.Murphy  
  1315 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

24 CME

24 Class A CE

7.6 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Hernando De Soto, MD
Chief of Anesthesia, University of Florida Proton Institute
Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia and Airway Services
University of Florida Health Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida

Carlo D. Franco, MD
Chairman Regional Anesthesia
JHS Hospital of Cook County
Professor Anesthesiology and Anatomy
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Mark T. Murphy, MD
MSN Education, LLC
Treasure Island, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

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 24 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 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 24 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037328; Expiration Date 1/12/20.

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 24 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 24 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 November 10, 2019 to December 10, 2019. No refund after December 10, 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)

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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 Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.