Las Vegas, Nevada

Welcome to Vegas! A land of grandiose hotels, casino gaming, excitement, and luxury. If you can bet on it, you’ll find it here. Comedy and music legends, six resident Cirque du Soleil productions, classic Las Vegas show girl revues, and more are here for your pleasure. From elaborately themed clubs to the new wave of upscale “ultra lounges,” you can experience a variety of night spots. For the golf aficionado, the sixty-plus golf courses in Las Vegas, designed by top golf pros, have put Vegas on the map. Popular courses include Topgolf Las Vegas, Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, Bali Hai Golf Club, TPC Las Vegas, and Royal Links Golf Club.

If you want to unwind, Las Vegas offers the most luxurious and varied spa experiences and pools to be found anywhere. Wherever you choose to relax, stress doesn’t stand a chance. Afterward, stop by the Bellagio for a superb Botanical Garden experience where radiant colors dance in creative flower displays that will captivate young and old. Las Vegas has become one of the premium world-class shopping destinations in the country with specialty stores sporting Prada, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Jimmy Choo and so much more. Budget-minded shoppers will delight in the outlet malls both north and south of downtown, easily accessed by bus.

Trade dazzling city lights and crowds for the serenity of Red Rock Canyon. Break a sweat with scenic hiking across Moenkopi Loop, Calico Hills, Turtlehead Peak, and more. Keep eyes open for Triassic fossils, various desert flora and wildlife. Travelers can also venture out to see nearby Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, or the Grand Canyon.

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

Looking for Luxury on the Las Vegas Strip? Then look no further than the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas.  This non-gaming, non-smoking hotel offers guests a relaxing reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the Strip.  Here, guests will find extraordinary experiences - from the award winning spa, fitness center with yoga and pilates studio,  to exquisite dining with stunning views and inventive cocktails at the Hotel Bar. Don't miss the fresh, seasonal American cuisine at the Zen Kitchen, or experience a classic English Afternoon Tea in the stylish Tea Lounge on the 23rd floor. Retreat to the eighth-floor pool deck and enjoy refreshments at the Pool Cafe or a cool drink from the pool bar. When you are ready to get back into the action, Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas' convenient location near the entrance to ARIA Resort & Casino and The Shops at Crystals provides guests unfettered access to the best of the Strip's dining, shopping, gaming and entertainment.

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas City View rooms are approximately 500 square feet and feature 1 king or 2 double beds (based on hotel availability), floor-to-ceiling windows, spa-like bathroom with large soaking tub and stand-alone shower, walk in wardrobe and valet closet. Other amenities include include mini bar, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, iron/board, robes/slippers, and much more.

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas is located approximately 3 miles from Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), formerly known as McCarran Airport. Valet parking is approximately $35 a day with in/out privileges. Self parking is not available. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

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TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other healthcare practitioners who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the anesthesia specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

This is a legal risk management course designed to update anesthesia providers and other healthcare practitioners on the various legal issues that may be encountered and provide practical information for use in practice. Healthcare and law intersect on many different levels because of the complexity of federal and state regulations and a multitude of state laws regarding malpractice, contracts, and other areas of risk. There are legal implications to almost every aspect of healthcare, and therefore, the importance of a general understanding of the substantial legal risks inherent to practice in healthcare cannot be overemphasized. Courses in Health Law are traditionally absent from training curricula in the healthcare professions. This course will provide a concise overview for anesthesia providers and will be presented by an experienced anesthesia provider who has more than ten years of experience as a practicing New York attorney concentrating in healthcare law.

OBJECTIVES

Discuss the notions of liability and evidentiary burden.

Discuss how a lawsuit is commenced, what it means to ‘be served’ and the importance of a timely response to the outcome of a case.

Discuss the importance of the type of malpractice insurance carried and the pitfalls that may be encountered.

Explore the implications of risk management, apology and disclosure, mortality and morbidity discussions, and quality reports.

Discuss what a contract is and is not, including legal terms and how they pose risk to the provider.

Discuss why state boards and staff credentialing can be far more damaging to the healthcare provider than a malpractice suit.

Discuss how Human Resource Law is an evolving area of risk to all providers.

Discuss various federal regulations, provider risk and plan for compliance.

Law School 101 for Healthcare Practitioners
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 15, 2024

Monday, April 15

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In - Continental Breakfast
  0755 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0800 Ethics, Morality and Law: Introduction to the American Legal System
  0830 How the Law Works: Substantive Laws, Precedents, and Procedural Laws
  0900 Professional Negligence / Malpractice: What Is It? What Is It Not? Are You Insured?
  1000 Break
  1015 Testimony Under Oath: Experts and You – Winning Strategies for Depositions and Trial
  1045 Charting With the Jury in Mind: Computer Forensics and the Hidden Risks in Your EMR
  1115 Lunch Break (on your own)
  1215 The Fine Print: The Hidden Risks in Your Contract(s)
  1315 Communication: Informed Consent, Refusal, Advance Directives and Your Risk
  1345 Employers and Employees: Labor and Human Resources Law Overview
  1415 State Boards, Medical Staff Credentialing and Privileging and Your Risk
  1515 Break
  1530 Compliance With Federal Regulations: HIPAA, False Claims, Self-Referral, and Other Traps
  1600 Your Business: Transactional Law and Corporate Structure
  1630 Criminal Law: State of Mind and the Other Side of Practitioner Liability
  1700 Case Studies and Q&A
  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. 2/3/24  

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 Program and Neurocritical Care Unit
Rochester Regional Health System and Rochester General Hospital
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, University of Rochester
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Physician Assistant Program
Rochester Institute of Technology
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Erie, Pennsylvania 

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 1043560; Expiration Date 04/15/2024.

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 February 15, 2024 to March 16, 2024. No refund after March 16, 2024; 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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