Napa Valley, California

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With over 400 wineries, the Napa Valley is the world’s most diverse winery region. The Napa Valley’s culinary scene is thriving, with more than 125 restaurants and a farm-to-table culture that inspire chefs throughout the world.

Winter in Napa Valley offers time to slow the pace, and revel in the natural beauty that surrounds the area. Sip wine next to a cozy fireplace to relax, restore, and reconnect. It is also the season for the Napa Valley’s warm and welcoming communities to offer one-of-a-kind hometown holiday experiences that span from elegant to quirky and magical to romantic.

In addition to fabulous wine and food, Napa Valley is home to art, music, architecture, and limitless outdoor adventures on both intimate and grand scales. Revolving art exhibitions at wineries, permanent and special museum exhibitions, art galleries, open studios, historic and contemporary architecture, and art festivals all provide a cultural experience that is legendary. At night, the Napa Valley is sizzling with activity. Whether you’re dancing and dining in Calistoga or catching a live show in downtown Napa, you are pretty much always guaranteed a great time.

The Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa is located approximately 55 miles from the Oakland International Airport (OAK), 32 miles from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and 67 miles from the Sacramento International Airport (SMF). Having a rental car at this location will give you the freedom to fully explore the surrounding area.

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa

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Experience the charm and beauty of California’s world-famous wine country from one of the premier Napa Valley hotels, the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa. Its convenient location, just off of Highway 29, makes it an ideal choice for exploring the Napa Wine Country and other exciting local activities and attractions.

Indulge yourself with signature treatments at The Preserve Spa or tempt your palate with a delectable dish from VINeleven, a unique on-site restaurant featuring contemporary American classics in a relaxed atmosphere. Executive Chef Brian Whitmer’s menus are focused on the seasons and highlight local farmers and artisans.

Guest rooms feature pillow-top mattresses and luxurious linens, flat-screen HD TV, in-room coffee service, refrigerator, hair dryer, and iron and ironing board.

Email us at info@nwas.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065

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.

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
Napa Valley, California
November 27-30, 2018

Tuesday, November 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Preoperative Evaluation of the Patient With Heart Disease: What Are the Current Guidelines? C.Petrovitch  
  0830 Fluid Management and Goal-Directed Therapy: Should We Say Goodbye to the CVP Catheter? C.Petrovitch  
  0930 Break
  0945 Statins and Noncardiac Surgery: Can We Reduce Perioperative Risk? J.Kryc  
  1045 From Symptoms to Biomarkers: Should We Change the Paradigms? J.Kryc  
  1145 Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST) in Peripheral Nerve Blockade A.Visan  
  1245 Adjourn 1.3 Pharmacology Hours  
 

Wednesday, November 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Essential USGRA for Anesthesia Providers: Part I A.Visan  
  0830 Essential USGRA for Anesthesia Providers: Part II A.Visan  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia for the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea C.Petrovitch  
  1045 Acute Pain Management: Opioids and Non-Opioids --What's Your Choice? C.Petrovitch  
  1145 Office-Based Anesthesia: The Wild, Wild West of Healthcare J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn 2 Pharmacology Hours  
 

Thursday, November 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Preeclampsia: What the Nonobstetric Anesthetist Needs to Know J.Kryc  
  0830 Maternal Mortality: Who, When, Where, and Why J.Kryc  
  0930 Break
  0945 Common Bleeding Disorders: What to Do? C.Petrovitch  
  1045 Drugs That Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part I C.Petrovitch  
  1145 Drugs That Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part II C.Petrovitch  
  1245 Adjourn 2.5 Pharmacology  
 

Friday, November 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The World of Cosmetic Surgery. Expect the Unexpected A.Visan  
  0830 Healthcare Regulatory Trends: Impact on Anesthesia Providers A.Visan  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Payment Model Structure Evolution: Challenges and Opportunities for Anesthesia Practice A.Visan  
  1045 Introduction to Nanotechnology: Honey I Shrunk the Kids J.Kryc  
  1145 Nanomedicine: The Cyborg Era Begins J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn 1.4 Pharmacology Hours  

20 CME

20 CEC

7.2 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshements served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Joseph J. Kryc, MD, MBA
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Banner University Hospital
Tucson, Arizona

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

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 September 28, 2018 to October 28, 2018. No refund after October 28, 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.