Key West, Florida

Hurricane Ian Damage Update

Opal Key Resort & Marina received very minor damage and is open for business as usual.

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.

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
June 15-18, 2023

Thursday, June 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Preoperative Evaluation of the Pediatric Patient M.Brockel
  0830 Preoperative Anxiety and Emergence Agitation in Children M.Brockel
  0930 Break
  0945 Healthcare Law, Government Regulation, and Anesthesia: An Update J.Ortiz
  1045 Obstetric Anesthesia: Hot Topics J.Ortiz
  1145 The Patient Is Somewhat Overweight: What Should We Do? E.Frost
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, June 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Big Debate: Colloids vs. Crystalloids - An Update E.Frost
  0830 Vaping? A Good and Safe Alternative to Smoking? E.Frost
  0930 Break
  0945 Pediatric Airway Management M.Brockel
  1045 Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Tonsillectomies in Children M.Brockel
  1145 Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: What's New in Anesthesiology? J.Ortiz
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, June 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Point-of-Care Applications of Ultrasound (POCUS): Improving Perioperative Management J.Ortiz
  0830 Perioperative Care of the Elderly: How Can We Improve Outcomes? J.Ortiz
  0930 Break
  0945 The Transgender Patient: How Does That Impact Our Anesthetic Care? E.Frost
  1045 Anesthesia in the Basement...What Fun E.Frost
  1145 Pediatric Enhanced Recovery After Surgery M.Brockel
  1245 Adjourn
     

Sunday, June 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Emergencies M.Brockel
  0830 PBLD: Pediatrics Case Discussions M.Brockel
  0930 Break
  0945 My Name Is Not Anesthesia: Improving Communication in the OR E.Frost
  1045 Regional Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient J.Ortiz
  1145 Perioperative Acupuncture: An Overview of the Evidence J.Ortiz
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

4 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 7/18/22

FACULTY

 

Megan A. Brockel, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Elizabeth Frost, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Jaime Ortiz, MD, MBA, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Regional Anesthesia
Co-Director Acute Pain Management Service
Ben Taub Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

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 Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1041995; Expiration Date 06/18/2023.

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/NWS 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 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 April 16, 2023 to May 16, 2023. No refund after May 16, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS/NWS 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)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise 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.

*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.

If you'd like assistance booking your airfare, Going Places Travel is happy to help. Booking fees apply. Phone (510) 848-9000 and ask for Laura. Be sure to mention you are attending a Northwest Seminars meeting.

Identification of these travel resources in our materials is solely for the convenience of our attendees. Neither NWS/NWAS nor NWWT endorses these resources. Trip insurance is recommended.

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.