Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park are just 30 miles from Knoxville, nestled at the foot of the Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the south. Natural beauty, entertainment for all ages and tastes, and old-fashioned mountain hospitality make this a special place you and your family are sure to enjoy.

Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, and country music shows await you in nearby Pigeon Forge (about 7 miles). Leisure time activities abound: museums, golf, hiking, rafting, canoeing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding - you name it and you’ll find it. Shopping is a bargain hunter’s dream with everything from local crafts to designer clothes available in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area.

The numerous factory outlet malls in Pigeon Forge alone can keep you occupied for days or you can shop for country crafts along the Craft Loop. If you’ve never experienced fall foliage in the Smokies, you’re in for a real treat. The colors of nature are truly magnificent. Fall is the best time to be in Gatlinburg. It’s time for you to come and see why it’s one of the top five, best attended locations we use!

The Park Vista, a Doubletree Hotel

The Park Vista, a Doubletree Hotel is a Gatlinburg icon that sits overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the City of Gatlinburg. Here you'll find spacious guestrooms, each with a private balcony and views of the Great Smoky Mountains, the sunrise, city lights, and the mysterious “Blue Smoke” indigenous to the area's mountains. Take a stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding the hotel while enjoying the serenity of a Smoky Mountain sunset, with the city lights illuminating the valley below.

During your stay, play away in the indoor, private water-park attraction and multi-tiered, heated swimming pool. Between the adult pool, hot tub and kids wading pool you’re sure make a splash. If hiking in the mountains or shopping in the malls isn’t enough exercise, enjoy the hotel fitness center including free weights and PRECOR® equipment, making it easy for you to stay fit during your stay. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the casual and welcoming eatery Vista Grill and stop by Firefly’s Patio Lounge for mountain views around a firepit, and a great range of drinks and lighter bites.

Guest rooms feature a private balcony, 1 or 2 Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree signature king-sized beds, flat-screen HDTV, coffeemaker, mini-refrigerator, spacious bathroom with deluxe bath products and more.

The Park Vista, a Doubletree Hotel is located approximately 42 miles from and McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS). Self parking is approx. $10 per car, per night at hotel, but is limited. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

Concurrent Conference

October 19-22, 2023 - Anesthesia Spectrum

Contact us here or call (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065
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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.

Law School 101 for Anesthesia Providers
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
October 18, 2023

Wednesday, October 18

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In - Continental Breakfast    
  0755 Welcome
NWAS Staff
 
  0800 Introduction to the American Legal System
J.Szalados
 
  0830 Procedural Law: How the Law Works    
  0900 Medical / Professional Malpractice: What Is It? What Is It Not?    
  1000 Break    
  1015 Testimony Under Oath: Survival Strategies for Depositions and Trial    
  1045 Defensive Strategies: Secrets of Winning    
  1115 Lunch Break (on your own)    
  1215 Contracts    
  1315 State Boards, Medical Staff Credentialing and Privileging and Your Risk    
  1345 Employers and Employees: Labor and Human Resources Law Overview    
  1415 Medical Records: Hidden Risks in Electronic Records    
  1515 Break    
  1530 Managing Your Digital Presence: Who Are You Online?    
  1600 Compliance With Federal Regulations: OSHA, DEA, HIPAA, Stark, Self-Referral, False Claims    
  1630 Should I Incorporate? Basics of Corporate Structure    
  1700 Criminal Law: The Other Side of Practitioner Liability    
  1730 Adjourn    
   

8 CME

8 Class A CE

 
 

Disclaimer: The materials presented in this seminar are for educational purposes only and do not and must not in any way be construed to provide legal advice. There is no tax or accounting or investment advice offered in this seminar. Participants understand that the intent of this purely educational seminar is to gain an overview of legal topics which may be relevant to their professional practice. Participants understand that laws differ among the U.S. states and individual state laws will not be reviewed with particularity. Participants are directed to seek their own legal counsel for advice on any and all legal matters. The presenter reports no conflicts of interest.

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
  Rev. 2/16/23  

FACULTY

James Emery Szalados, MD, JD, MBA, MHA,
FACHE, FCCP, FCCM, FCLM, FNCS
Attorney and Counselor at Law
The Szalados Law Firm, Hilton, New York
Director, Surgical Critical Care and Surgical / Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Director, Neurocritical Care Program and Neurocritical Care Unit
Director, Telemedicine Critical Care Medicine Outreach Program
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anesthesiologist
Rochester General Hospital at Rochester Regional Health System
Rochester, New York

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 8 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 8 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1041887; Expiration Date 10/18/2023.

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 8 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 8 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 August 19, 2023 to September 18, 2023. No refund after September 18, 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.

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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