Key West, Florida

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.

Opal Key Resort & Marina

Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina has been re-imagined as Opal Key Resort & Marina, part of the award-winning Opal collection. You'll find a hub of relaxation and luxury in the middle of all of the excitement that Key West is famous for.  Enjoy the convenience of location, conveniently centered directly next to Mallory Square on the waterfront of Old Town Key West within a working cruise ship port, just one block from Duval Street. Guestrooms are designed to please your senses, provide comfort, and leave you feeling better than when you arrived. Guest rooms feature amenities such as plush bedding, bathrobes, premium bath products, single cup coffee maker, radio/alarm clock with iPod connection, iron/board and much more. Raise a glass and take a bite out of paradise. Ocean views and glorious sunsets add to the unforgettable dining pleasures at the Opal Key Resort & Marina. And dinner accompanied by live entertainment on Sunset Deck makes for a textbook night out in Key West.

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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.

Keys in Anesthesia
Key West, Florida
November 4-7, 2021

Thursday, November 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Lung Lessons: Practical Approach to Evaluation, Risk Stratification and Perioperative Management of Patients With Lung Disease C.Goldstein  
  0830 Stents, DAPT, BB and Statins: Practical Review of the Most Recent Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery C.Goldstein  
  0930 Break
  0945 ERAS Protocols in Pediatrics T.Bhalla  
  1045 Opioid-Sparing Anesthetics T.Bhalla  
  1145 NPO: Is It Worth the Replacement? T.Finn  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, November 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Relax and Breath: A Review of Muscle Relaxants T.Finn  
  0830 Drug Shortages: Where We Are and Where We Will Be T.Finn  
  0930 Break
  0945 Got Rhythm? Perioperative Management of PMs / ICDs C.Goldstein  
  1045 Cardiac Conundrum: Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease C.Goldstein  
  1145 Ketamine Infusion Indications T.Bhalla  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Saturday, November 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Infant Spinal Anesthesia T.Bhalla  
  0830 Pediatric Pain: A Comprehensive Approach T.Bhalla  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anticoagulation Aggravation? Coagulation Confusion? NOAC, DOAC, TXA, PCC: A Practical Review C.Goldstein  
  1045 Emergency Scenarios: Practical Approach to Emergencies and the Concept of Anesthesia-Centric ACLS C.Goldstein  
  1145 Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual and Augmented Reality Primer C.Goldstein  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Sunday, November 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia for the Trauma / Burn Patient T.Finn  
  0830 Anesthesia Handoffs: Making Team Care Safe T.Finn  
  0930 Break
  0945 Vigilance in Anesthesia T.Finn  
  1045 Recognition of the Pediatric Difficult Airway T.Bhalla  
  1145 Prevention of Postoperative Pediatric Problems T.Bhalla  
  1245 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 1/4/21

FACULTY

Tarun Bhalla, MD, MBA, FASA, FAAP
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Akron, Ohio

Timothy P. Finn, CRNA, MSN, MBA, PhD
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Illinois Orthopedic Network
Mount Sinai Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

Joseph Christopher Goldstein, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
OR Medical Director
Director of Anesthesia Clinical Affairs and Medical Informatics
Co-Director TAVR Program
Department of Anesthesiology, VAHS
Gainesville, Florida

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 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA Code #1040724; Expiration date 11/7/2021.

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, 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 September 5, 2021 to October 5, 2021. No refund after October 5, 2021; 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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net

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.