Los Angeles, California

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The City of Los Angeles (LA) holds many distinctions and many reasons to visit. LA is the entertainment capital of the world, a cultural mecca boasting more than 300 museums, and a paradise of great weather. From tourist attractions like the Walk of Fame's collection of stars to miles of beaches, fabulous shopping, and exquisite dining, LA is the place to be.

Several nightlife venues offer entertainment options galore. Lucky Strike Lanes features 18 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, and LA's preeminent Latin music venue, The Conga Room, dishes out Latin gourmet cuisine and an eclectic lineup of live entertainment. During your stay, stroll Venice Beach to see America's most zany (and amazing) street entertainers - chainsaw jugglers, swamis on rollerblades, and street dancers.

Visit Hollywood and Highland Center for some “that's so LA” shopping and then move on to major attractions such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman's Chinese Theatre. They are one-of-a-kind and undoubtedly a part of American pop culture. Whether it's the majesty of the architecture, the purity of sound, or the beauty of its public garden, Walt Disney Concert Hall has become the cultural symbol of Los Angeles. Make sure to stop by other cutting-edge architecture: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Caltrans District 7 Headquarters, and the U.S. Bank Tower.

Whatever kind of activities you enjoy, you will find them within your grasp in LA!

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills invites you to discover this luxury hotel, blending Hollywood glamour with European elegance. In this chic, urban escape, you'll enjoy a Sofitel experience that enchants, intrigues and refreshes. Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills boasts a prime location, adjacent to the elite shopping experience at the Beverly Center, minutes from the vibrant nightlife of the Sunset Strip and world-class couture on Rodeo Drive. The city’s best attractions are just moments away. 

This hotel offers guests unsurpassed service and amenities including the Estérel restaurant and Riviera 31 lounge-bar, full-service SoSpa, outdoor heated pool with deck, SoFit state-of-the-art fitness center, and Le Salon: a Celebrity Hair Salon to experience the Hollywood Glamour. Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills’ Superior King or Double Room features SoBed™—Sofitel’s luxurious feather bed and duvet sleep system, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar, Bose® Wave® music system, hair dryer, in room safe, and luxurious French toiletries. King rooms are located on the third and fourth floors of the hotel, on either side, and the superior double rooms are located on the Beverly Boulevard side of the hotel.

The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is located approximately 13.5 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 14 miles from Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR), 49 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA), and 53 miles from the LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT). Transportation from area airports to the hotel is available via taxi, shuttle service, Uber and Lyft. Overnight valet parking at the hotel  is available for approximately $45 including tax, per car, per night. Parking price 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 medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional:

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

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner

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.

Topics in Anesthesia
Los Angeles, California
December 5-8, 2017

Tuesday, December 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Traumatic Shock: Assessment and Resuscitation Part I R.Samet  
  0830 Traumatic Shock: Assessment and Resuscitation Part II R.Samet  
  0930 Break
  0945 Management of the Traumatic Airway R.Samet  
  1045 Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Do I Need This Skill? C.Canlas  
  1145 What's Best Anesthesia for Breast Surgery? C.Canlas  
  1245 Adjourn 0.4 Pharmacology  
 

Wednesday, December 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Complications of Regional Anesthesia: Maybe General Anesthesia Is Better After All? C.Canlas  
  0830 Common Bleeding Disorders: What to Do? C.Petrovitch  
  0930 Break
  0945 Mechanisms of Coagulation: Round Up the Usual Suspects C.Petrovitch  
  1045 Anesthesia for Prostatectomy and the DaVinci Robot C.Petrovitch  
  1145 Perioperative Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) R.Samet  
  1245 Adjourn 0.4 Pharmacology  
 

Thursday, December 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Intraneural Injections: Crazy or Best Practice? R.Samet  
  0830 Is My Patient Really a Block Candidate? Will My Block Really Help? R.Samet  
  0930 Break
  0945 Multimodal Anesthesia: There are Other (Better?) Options C.Canlas  
  1045 Non-Operating Room Anesthesia: Venturing Beyond the Operating Room C.Canlas  
  1145 Anesthesia for the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea C.Petrovitch  
  1245 Adjourn 0.7 Pharmacology  
 

Friday, December 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Drugs That Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part I C.Petrovitch  
  0830 Drugs That Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part II C.Petrovitch  
  0930 Break
  0945 Monitoring Cerebral Oximetry: Can This Improve Patient Outcomes? C.Petrovitch  
  1045 Pushing the Limits of Ambulatory Surgery:
Is This Patient Appropriate for My Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center?
C.Canlas  
  1145 PACU / Emergence Complications C.Canlas  
  1245 Adjourn 2.3 Pharmacology  
   

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

3.8 Pharmacology Hours†

 

FACULTY

Christopher L. Canlas, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Charise Petrovitch, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia

Ron E. Samet, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

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 AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1034016; Expiration Date 12/8/17.

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: 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, Austin, Texas, and 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 October 6, 2017 to November 5, 2017. No refund after November 5, 2017; 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 on a CD 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 Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

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.