Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach is part of the Grand Strand, sixty miles of sandy white beaches along the beautiful blue Atlantic Ocean. Around 14 million people visit Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand each year. From day to night, Myrtle Beach offers the finest in entertainment and dining establishments.

There is always something to do, whether it be amusement parks, water parks, or other thrilling venues. Myrtle Beach also has over 100 golf courses. Enjoy some of the hottest nightclubs, dancing, piano, and sports bars in the area. Catch a live show with music ranging from country to Broadway tunes. Take advantage of the area’s many eateries, including theme dining and four star restaurants.

If you like to shop, you won’t be disappointed with area malls, factory outlets, and specialty stores, where you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Don’t miss one of the area’s truly unique attractions - Brookgreen Gardens - the country’s largest sculpture garden.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes

Discover this family friendly, tropical oceanfront retreat, located just steps from the ocean on North Myrtle Beach. As part of the Grande Dunes, an upscale 2,200-acre plantation-style community, guests will enjoy championship golf, tennis, a fitness center, large beachfront pool with a water slide,  and the simple but priceless pleasure of sitting on the pristine beach.

Savor a wide array of freshly prepared favorites and a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean in Ocean’s on 82nd. For alfresco dining, enjoy something light pool side at the Cove or Ocean Blu.  Indulge in a massage or facial at Hibiscus Spa, featuring a full menu of wellness services. Explore the area, from championship courses at Grande Dunes and Barefoot Landing, to the famous Boardwalk, The Pavilion and nearby attractions.

Newly remodeled guest rooms feature 1 King or 2 Queen beds  (based on hotel availability), plus a flat screen TV, mini-refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, alarm clock, large work desk, safe, marble bathroom with robes, hairdryer and more. The Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes offers the ideal blend of comfort, convenience and luxury to make your tropical getaway in this oceanfront setting truly remarkable.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes is located approximately 10 miles from the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). Self parking at the resort is included in the resort fee for hotel guests. Valet parking is approximately $28 per day. Parking rates 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 anesthesia specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

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.

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
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
July 26-29, 2023

Wednesday, July 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Intracranial Pressure, Regulation and Treatment G.Latson
  0830 Anesthesia for Sitting Craniotomy and Other Complex Craniotomy G.Latson
  0930 Break
  0945 Blood Component Therapy: When to Use What R.Wilson
  1045 Ventilation Modalities: Am I Using the Right Technique? R.Wilson
  1145 Airway Evaluation and Management R.Lenhardt
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, July 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Arrhythmias: Part I R.Lenhardt
  0830 Arrhythmias: Part II R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia for Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping G.Latson
  1045 Anesthesia for Carotid Endarterectomy G.Latson
  1145 Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity: Prevent…or Recognize and Treat! R.Wilson
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, July 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 At Home Polypharmacy: How Does It Affect My Anesthesia? R.Wilson
  0830 OSA: What Is the Best Anesthetic? R.Wilson
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Hyperglycemia: An Update R.Lenhardt
  1045 Anesthesia for Abdominal Robotic Surgery R.Lenhardt
  1145 Ketamine, Dexmedetomidine, Lidocaine and Other Adjuncts to General Anesthesia G.Latson
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, July 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Accidental Intraoperative Hypothermia R.Lenhardt
  0830 Obesity and Anesthesia R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy: It Makes a Difference! R.Wilson
  1045 Fentanyl and Substance Abuse Crisis G.Latson
  1145 Anesthesia in Austere Environments, Medical Missions and Mass Casualties G.Latson
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

8.2 Pharmacology Hours†

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
Rev. 6/3/23

FACULTY

 

Gary W. Latson, MD
CAPT, MC, USN (retired)
Division Director Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Baylor Scott and White Healthcare
Temple Memorial Hospital
Temple, Texas
Associate Clinical Professor
Texas A&M University College of Medicine.
Bryan, Texas

Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Richard P. Wilson, DNAP, CRNA
Assistant Program Director
Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Prisma Health - Greenville Memorial Hospital
Greenville, South Carolina

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 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: 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 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1042727; Expiration Date 07/29/2023.

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.

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 May 27, 2023 to June 26, 2023. No refund after June 26, 2023; 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.

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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.

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