Los Angeles, California
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
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 Vendome Clinique Spa, outdoor heated pool with deck, Sofitel Fitness state-of-the-art fitness center, and Le Salon with BReady Beauty: 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 $65.99 including tax, per car, per night. Parking price subject to change without notice.
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.
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.
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
Tuesday, December 3
|0700||Registration - Mandatory Sign in – Continental Breakfast|
|0730||Crystalloids Versus Colloids: The Debate Lingers - Where Is the Data?||J.Szalados|
|0830||What’s New in Perioperative Fluid Resuscitation and Volume Management?||J.Szalados|
|0945||How to Handle a Catastrophe in the Operating Room||J.Sanders|
|1045||Pediatric Sedation: Procedures, Politics and Pitfalls||J.Sanders|
|1145||Substance Abuse and Pregnancy: What Do I Need to Know?||K.Quisenberry|
Wednesday, December 4
|0700||Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast|
|0730||Updates in Anesthesia for Cesarean Deliveries||K.Quisenberry|
|0830||Anesthetic Considerations for the Obese Parturient||K.Quisenberry|
|0945||Anticoagulation and Coagulation Dilemmas in Anesthesia: A Practical Approach||J.Szalados|
|1045||Trauma Resuscitation: Avoiding the Triad of Death||J.Szalados|
|1145||Preoperative Optimization: Your Patient and Your Mind||J.Sanders|
Thursday, December 5
|0700||Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast|
|0730||Modern Patient Blood Management: EPO Is Not Just for Cyclists||J.Sanders|
|0830||Dexmedetomidine, Ketamine and Friends: TIVA Is Not Just Propofol||J.Sanders|
|0945||My Patient Has a PDPH: What Should I Do Now?||K.Quisenberry|
|1045||What You Need to Know About Your Patient With Asthma||K.Quisenberry|
|1145||Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure: Silent but Deadly Traps for the Unwary Anesthesia Provider||J.Szalados|
Friday, December 6
|0700||Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast|
|0730||Morbid Obesity: The Anesthesia Provider’s Perspective||J.Szalados|
|0830||Anaphylactoid or Anaphylactic? Recognizing and Treating a Potential Firestorm||J.Szalados|
|0945||How Resilient Are We? Anesthesia Burnout||K.Quisenberry|
|1045||What Went Wrong? Surprise Complications and Error Traps||J.Sanders|
|1145||Ethics and Anesthesia||J.Sanders|
20 Class A CE
Pharmacology Hours TBD†
|Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.|
Kerry L. Quisenberry, DNP, CRNA
Faculty at Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Anesthesia Group, Inc., Staff CRNA
Aultman Ohio Based Physicians Corporation, Staff CRNA
John C. Sanders, MA, MBBS, FRCA
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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
Rochester General Hospital at Rochester Regional Health System
Rochester, New York
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: 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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.
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), 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 20 contact hours.
†Pharmacology hours subject to change.
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 October 4, 2024 to November 3, 2024. No refund after November 3, 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.
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Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.
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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.