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

Opal Key Resort & Marina is 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, and dinner accompanied by live entertainment on Sunset Deck makes for a textbook night out in Key West.

Opal Key Resort & Marina is located approximately 4.5 miles from the Key West International Airport (EYW) and166 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA).

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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
June 5-8, 2025

Thursday, June 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 TEE in Noncardiac Surgery H.Arora
  0830 Updates in Management of Carotid Arterial Disease H.Arora
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia for Craniotomy G.Latson
  1045 Anesthesia for Complex Spine Surgery G.Latson
  1145 Drug Shortages: Where We Are and Where We Will Be T.Finn
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, June 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia Handoffs: Making Team Care Safe T.Finn
  0830 Hypertension: The New Normal T.Finn
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients Undergoing Endovascular Aortic Surgery H.Arora
  1045 Coronary Stents: Keeping Them Patent in the Perioperative Setting! H.Arora
  1145 Ketamine, Dexmedetomidine, Lidocaine and Other Adjuncts to General Anesthesia G.Latson
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, June 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia for Intravascular Intervention for Cerebral Aneurysms G.Latson
  0830 Diving Medicine and Anesthesiology G.Latson
  0930 Break
  0945 The Everlasting Effects of COVID on Patients Coming for Surgery T.Finn
  1045 What's Wrong With My Baby? Neonatal Resuscitation Review and Analysis T.Finn
  1145 Noncardiac Surgery in Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) H.Arora
  1245 Adjourn
     

Sunday, June 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Vigilance in Anesthesia T.Finn
  0830 Anticoagulation and Regional Anesthesia H.Arora
  0930 Break
  0945 Lessons Learned From Medicolegal Expert Witness Case Reviews H.Arora
  1045 Preventing Opiate Dependency G.Latson
  1145 Treatment of Opiate Dependency and Opiate Use Disorder G.Latson
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

7 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 4/2/24

FACULTY

Harendra Arora, MD, MBA, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology
Vice Chair for Education, Anesthesiology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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

Gary W. Latson, MD
CAPT, MC, USN (retired)
Former Division Director Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Baylor Scott and White Healthcare
Temple Memorial Hospital
Temple, Texas
Associate Clinical Professor
Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Bryan, Texas 

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 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1044507; Expiration Date 06/08/2025.

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 of the AR, DC, FL, GA, KS, KY, MI, MS, NH, NM, ND, SC, WV, and WY nursing boards. 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 POLICY

No penalty if canceled by April 5, 2025. Cancellations between April 6, 2025, and May 6, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after May 6, 2025, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can 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.

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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