Key Largo, Florida

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

Playa Largo Resort and Spa is perfectly situated on 14.5 secluded beachfront acres boasting sweeping views of Florida Bay and was named the #2 Resort in the Florida Keys by the Condé Nast Traveler 2022 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, plush 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). Resort parking is approximately $20 per car, per night for self-parking and $30 per car, per night for Valet parking. No parking available for boat trailers. 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 18-21, 2024

Thursday, January 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient (Part I) R.Sikorski
  0830 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient (Part II) R.Sikorski
  0930 Break
  0945 The Obesity Epidemic Is Larger Than You Think M.Murphy
  1045 Positioning Injuries: Risk and Responsibility M.Murphy
  1145 Airway POCUS E.Heinz
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, January 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 POCUS for Trauma Patients E.Heinz
  0830 Thoracic Point-of-Care Ultrasound E.Heinz
  0930 Break
  0945 ERAS and Fluid Management Part I: What’s the Latest?? R.Sikorski
  1045 ERAS and Fluid Management Part II: What’s the Latest?? R.Sikorski
  1145 Did You Hear the Patient Had an MI? Troponins Are a Game Changer M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, January 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Burnout in Healthcare: Time To Do Something M.Murphy
  0830 How to Attain Wellness in Healthcare Personnel M.Murphy
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Transgender Care E.Heinz
  1045 Regional Anesthesia for Orthopedics E.Heinz
  1145 Endpoints of Resuscitation R.Sikorski
  1245 Adjourn
     

Sunday, January 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Regional Anesthesia for Abdominal Transplant E.Heinz
  0830 The Monitoring of Coagulation: Are We Behind the Times? R.Sikorski
  0930 Break
  0945 Mass Casualty Scenarios: Caught in the Middle R.Sikorski
  1045 Antibiotics, Allergies and Anaphylaxis M.Murphy
  1145 Ethical Challenges Where You Work M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

5 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/13/23

FACULTY

Eric Robert Heinz, MD, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Vice Chair of Faculty Development
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Washington, District of Columbia

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Owner, MSN Education, LLC
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

Robert A. Sikorski, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Medical Director of Trauma Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The John Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

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 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 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 for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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).

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 FEE

$100 November 19, 2023 to December 19, 2023. No refund after December 19, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may 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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