Locations

Key West, Florida

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From dynamic Duval Street to the splendid Victorian architecture of Old Town to the azure waters, Key West has something for everyone. Aficionados of fine art will find Key West teeming with museums, art galleries, and an active theatrical community. Ernest Hemingway’s home and Tennessee Williams Fine Art Center are fascinating.

Water lovers can enjoy unmatched Key West water sports. Just beneath the breathtaking aqua and deep turquoise waters are intricate coral reefs that protect tiny Key West from the Atlantic Ocean. Snorkeling and diving enthusiasts can enjoy exploring the only living coral reef in the continental U.S. For those who seek excitement above the water, Key West is truly a fisherman’s paradise.

For the land lover, Key West offers charming lanes to meander, quaint shops to explore, and fabulous old “Conch Homes” with wide verandas and lush tropical landscaping. Shopping is a delight with unique treasures found nowhere else. Dining options are abundant and diverse, whether you’re barefoot or ready for china and silver. The Key West Golf Club, designed by golf legend Rees Jones, offers lush tropical landscaping and is suited to players of all abilities. There’s something for every visitor, luring all to fall in love with this fun-loving island city that celebrates the sunset every night with a variety of special activities.

Margaritaville Key West Resort (formerly The Westin)

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We are pleased to offer you the resort in Key West with the absolute best location of any hotel in the area! Margaritaville Key West Resort is located in the heart of historic old-town Key West, directly on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, next to Sunset Pier. This lovely hotel is in traditional Key West romantic Victorian-style and offers elegantly appointed rooms with the Heavenly Bed®.

Just steps from your door are all the famous attractions of Key West. All around you will find wonderful restaurants, bars, clubs, and souvenir shops. When you want an escape from the attractions and need to feel the tropical breeze, Margaritaville Key West Resort is ready to oblige with their own private tropical island retreat just 500 yards off the coast. This tranquil beach area provides access to cool drinks, cabanas, and some of the best service in the Florida Keys (fee applies).

Margaritaville Key West Resort also boasts one of the best restaurants in Key West with dramatic water views. Don’t wait to book your room - our group rates are deeply discounted for this premier property and sell out early each year.


Note: The Westin Key West Resort has been bought out and is now being re-branded as the Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina. The hotel is being updated and will now feature the fun, casual feel that one would associate with Jimmy Buffet and Key West. http://www.margaritavillekeywestresort.com/
http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Margaritaville-to-rebrand-Westin-resort-in-Key-West

The 178-room resort will be renamed Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina. The hotel was built in 1996.
The first Margaritaville restaurant opened in Key West in 1987. The brand is named after Jimmy Buffett’s 1977 hit song.

UPDATE AS OF 9/11/17:

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, we are awaiting an assessment from Key West and the Margaritaville Resort to see what damage the Resort and area may have received. As soon as we receive that information, we will email everyone that is registered for the upcoming November 2017 Key West, Florida meetings with updates. Please be patient as this may take some time for the team at the Resort and government officials to complete this process.

Email us at info@nwas.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065

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.

Keys in Anesthesia
Key West, Florida
November 2-5, 2017

(THIS PROGRAM HAS RELOCATED TO DESTIN, FLORIDA. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RE-REGISTER.)

Wednesday, November 1

    Optional Comprehensive EKG Seminar*    
 

Thursday, November 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Sugammadex: My Favorite Doughnut L.Pelinka  
  0830 NOAC Reversal Agents: A Dream Come True L.Pelinka  
  0930 Break
  0945 Cleared for Surgery J.Kryc  
  1045 Preoperative Evaluation of the Ambulatory Patient J.Kryc  
  1145 Intubation for the Sick Child With Severe Cardiac Disease R.Ing  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, November 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Critically Ill Infant for Anesthesia R.Ing  
  0830 Update on Neurotoxicity of Anesthetic Agents R.Ing  
  0930 Break
  0945 Traumatic Shock: The Anesthesia Provider's and the Intensivist's Point of View L.Pelinka  
  1045 Treating Traumatic Shock: What's New? L.Pelinka  
  1145 From Symptoms to Biomarkers: Should We Change the Paradigms? J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn
  1355 Optional PALS Workshop*
 

Saturday, November 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Statins and Noncardiac Surgery: Can We Reduce Perioperative Risk? J.Kryc  
  0830 Office-Based Anesthesia: The Wild, Wild West of Healthcare J.Kryc  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia Jeopardy for the Child With Cardiac Disease R.Ing  
  1045 Hyperlactemia and Anesthesia R.Ing  
  1145 Issues With the Elderly: Case Reports L.Pelinka  
  1245 Adjourn
  1355 Optional ACLS Workshop*
 

Sunday, November 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Noncardiac Anesthesia for Children With Congenital Heart Disease R.Ing  
  0830 Managing Blast Injuries: Are You Ready? L.Pelinka  
  0930 Break
  0945 Fluid Management in Trauma: New Trends L.Pelinka  
  1045 Obstetric Issues Impacting Anesthesia Practice J.Kryc  
  1145 Maternal Mortality: Who, When, Where, and Why J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn    

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

*Separate tuition and schedule applies

FACULTY

Richard J. Ing, MBBCh, FCA(SA)
Associate Professor, Children's Hospital Colorado
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Department of Anesthesiology
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado

Joseph J. Kryc, MD, MBA
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Banner University Hospital
Tucson, Arizona

Linda E. Pelinka, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology and
Critical Care Medicine
University of Vienna and
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of
Experimental and Clinical Traumatology
Vienna, Austria, European Union

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 #1033530; Expiration date 11/5/17.

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 3, 2017 to October 3, 2017. No refund after October 3, 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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