Locations

Key Biscayne (Miami), Florida

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Key Biscayne hosts some of the most sparkling, white sandy beaches and offers a wide variety of activities including bicycling, golf, fishing, kite boarding, windsurfing, boating and sailing.

Soar high above the waves on a helicopter tour and take in the unique architectural features of the Miami skyline. Rent a kayak or paddle board at Crandon Park Beach, or take on a challenging course at Crandon Golf. Visit the home of the original Flipper the dolphin at Miami Seaquarium and schedule your own meet and greet with these friendly creatures.

Bring the family to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park for easy access to sunny beaches, bike paths, a picturesque lighthouse, and even a few local restaurants. Stop by the Lighthouse Cafe for a quick snack, coffee, or juice, or have lunch at a favorite venue of locals and visitors alike, The Boater's Grill. There's no shortage of adventures in close proximity to Key Biscayne.

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

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Retreat to an island oasis, located just 20 minutes from Miami International Airport, yet is worlds away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Miami. At The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, the spirit of the Caribbean beckons, inviting you to gaze out at the ocean, inhale the mango-scented breezes, and relax in the luxury of this Miami family resort.

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is one of the most iconic hotels located along the five-mile barrier island of Miami.  The resort boasts two pools, a family-friendly pool with cascading waterfall and separate adult tranquility pool for couples and honeymooners, nestled amongst the lush tropical surroundings, making it ideal for both family vacations and luxury getaways.

Featuring indulgent nightly tequila tastings and world-class dining in one of the resort’s five-globally inspired dining destinations, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami will exceed even the most discriminating guest’s expectations. Yet, with the largest tennis center of any Ritz-Carlton worldwide, nearby Crandon Golf Course, full service destination spa and fitness center, daily Ritz-Kids program, this luxury resort in Key Biscayne, Florida undoubtedly appeals to discerning young guests 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
Key Biscayne (Miami), Florida
December 17-20, 2020

Thursday, December 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation T.Fuhrman  
  0830 Electrolytes T.Fuhrman  
  0930 Break
  0945 Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Fantasy: Examining Dogmas in Anesthesiology R.Isaak  
  1045 Myths and Facts Regarding Perioperative Anaphylaxis and Anaphylactoid Reactions R.Isaak  
  1145 Healthcare Law, Government Regulation and Anesthesia: an Update J.Ortiz  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, December 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Breakfast
  0730 Point-of-Care Applications of Ultrasound (PoCUS): Improving Perioperative Management J.Ortiz  
  0830 Best Anesthesiology Apps J.Ortiz  
  0930 Break
  0945 Basics of Neuroanesthesia: Part I T.Fuhrman  
  1045 Basics of Neuroanesthesia: Part II T.Fuhrman  
  1145 What would YOU do?! Clinical Challenges and Conundrums Facing Anesthesia Providers R.Isaak  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Saturday, December 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Breakfast
  0730 Anesthetic Considerations Endovascular Surgery EVARs, TEVARs, and FEVARs R.Isaak  
  0830 Perioperative Pulmonary Embolism Management R.Isaak  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthetic Implications of Musculoskeletal and CNS Diseases J.Ortiz  
  1045 Regional Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient J.Ortiz  
  1145 Anesthesia for the Aging Patient T.Fuhrman  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Sunday, December 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Breakfast
  0730 Morbid Obesity / OSA T.Fuhrman  
  0830 Anesthesia for the Obstetrical Trauma Patient T.Fuhrman  
  0930 Break
  0945 Advances in the Practice of Anesthesiology: Gameshow Style! R.Isaak  
  1045 Multimodal Analgesia: Management of Acute Pain in a Patient With Chronic Pain J.Ortiz  
  1145 Operating Room Management: Can We Deliver Efficiency and Patient Safety? J.Ortiz  
  1245 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Thomas Fuhrman, MD, MMSc, FCCP
Bay Pines VAHS
Bay Pines, Florida
Professor of Anesthesiology,
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

Robert Isaak, DO
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology, Liver Transplant Division
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Assistant Residency Program Director
Assistant Director, Enhanced Recovery Program
Durham, North Carolina

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

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, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, 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, 2020 to November 17, 2020. No refund after November 17, 2020; 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) 456-7962 - 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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