Locations

South Beach (Miami), Florida

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South Beach, Florida has been called the American Riviera and an Art Deco Playground. Yet there’s more than fine white sand in South Beach’s fantasy land of exuberant architecture. South Beach offers an eclectic mix of world-class boutiques, galleries and stores, and also rates as a culinary hot spots for gourmet to casual cuisine. Here, the nation’s largest 20th Century National Register Historic District features more than 800 historic buildings erected during the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and contains a variety of architectural styles. Walking and bicycle tours are available.

There are numerous museums, including The Wolfsonian showcasing American and European decorative and fine arts produced between 1885 and 1945. From propaganda posters to World’s Fair memorabilia, the array of objects offers visitors a thought-provoking journey through the modern age. Or visit the Jewish Museum of Florida comprised of two, restored, former historic synagogues, connected with a skylighted bistro. The museum first opened in the 1936 Art Deco synagogue, which features 80 stained glass windows, Deco chandeliers and a Moorish copper dome. For the daring there is always the World Erotic Art Museum as well!

Stroll the beautiful grounds of the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens or banish your winter blues lying on the beach. The beach located at the southern tip of South Beach is a great place to watch cruise ships sailing out to sea or play a game of volleyball or to sail, snorkel and float. For the intrepid shopper, this is a global marketplace that offers a bounty of choices on par with those found in world-class cities. No matter what your taste, numerous specialty shops are here for the picking. At night, South Beach comes alive with crowds dressed in party-casual chic. There are also many first-rate spas and golf courses located here as well.

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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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
South Beach (Miami), Florida
December 17-20, 2018

Monday, December 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Perioperative Care of the Elderly: How Can We Improve Outcomes? J.Ortiz  
  0830 Anesthetic Implications of Musculoskeletal and CNS Diseases J.Ortiz  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia for the Addiction Patient R.Ball  
  1045 ASA, Plavix, and Coronary Stents R.Ball  
  1145 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) R.Ball  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, December 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device R.Ball  
  0830 Anesthesia for Aortic Aneurysms R.Ball  
  0930 Break
  0945 Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia of the Lower Extremity J.Ortiz  
  1045 Complications of Regional Anesthesia J.Ortiz  
  1145 Regional Anesthesia in a Febrile Patient With an Abdnormal INR: Should I Proceed? J.Ortiz  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, December 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Regional Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient J.Ortiz  
  0830 Enhanced Recovery Pathways and Their Application R.Ball  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Complexity of Chronic Pain S.Perry  
  1045 Improving Pain Assessment Practices S.Perry  
  1145 Interprofessional Pain Education S.Perry  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Thursday, December 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Malignant Hyperthermia Update S.Perry  
  0830 Anesthetic Drug Pharmacology S.Perry  
  0930 Break
  0945 Transition from PREoperative Evaluation to PERIoperative Management A.Visan  
  1045 The World of Cosmetic Surgery: Expect the Unexpected A.Visan  
  1145 Healthcare Regulatory Trends: Impact on Anesthesia Providers A.Visan  
  1245 Adjourn

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshements served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Ryan D. Ball, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
UPMC Passavant Anesthesiology
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jaime Ortiz, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Regional Anesthesia
Co-Director of Acute Pain Management Service
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Susan M. Perry, PhD, CRNA, ARNP
Col, USAF, NC (retired)

Senior Assistant Dean, CRNA Programs
Associate Professor
University of South Florida College of Nursing
Tampa, Florida

Alexandru Visan, MD, MBA
CEO, Executive Cortex Consulting, LLC
Miami, Florida

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 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 is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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 18, 2018 to November 17, 2018. No refund after November 17, 2018; 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 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.

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.

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