Napa Valley, California

With over 400 wineries, Napa Valley is the world's most diverse winery region. Napa Valley's culinary scene is thriving with more than 125 restaurants and a farm-to-table culture that inspires 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 are dancing and dining in Calistoga or catching a live show in downtown Napa, you are guaranteed a great time.

The Napa Valley Marriott Hotel 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

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. 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.

Treat yourself to a blissfully experience at The Spa at the Napa Valley Marriott offering a variety of deluxe, full-service treatments for total rejuvenation, or be spoiled and beautified in the salon. Wander the outdoor garden spaces, relax by a warm fire pit, unwind in the luxurious resort-style swimming pool, or stay on track in the fitness center. Enjoy a delicious meal at Little Summer, where you'll find a menu incorporating local, seasonal ingredients to create simple dishes with a gourmet touch or stop by the Market to grab your favorite freshly brewed Napa Valley Roasters drink and a quick snack.

Guest rooms feature 1 King or 2 Double pillow-top beds (based on hotel availability) with luxurious linens, flat-screen HD TV, coffee/tea maker, mini-refrigerator, safe, alarm clock, iron/board, luxurious bathrobes, spa-quality bath essentials and more.

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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.

Topics in Anesthesia
Napa Valley, California
November 28 - December 1, 2023

Tuesday, November 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Perioperative Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices S.Venticinque
  0830 Management Strategies for ARDS S.Venticinque
  0930 Break
  0945 MRI and the Anesthesia Provider R.Lenhardt
  1045 Oral Anticoagulants and Their Reversal Before Surgery R.Lenhardt
  1145 Perioperative Myocardial Infarction S.Akhtar
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, November 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Guidelines for Cardiac Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery: Clinician's Approach S.Akhtar
  0830 Trauma Resuscitation: Monitoring and Treatment S.Akhtar
  0930 Break
  0945 Point-of-Care Ultrasonography: Its Role in Anesthesiology Practice S.Venticinque
  1045 History and Physiology of Crystalloid Solutions S.Venticinque
  1145 Brain Edema and Fluids in Neuroanesthesia: An Update R.Lenhardt
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, November 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Arrhythmias: Part I R.Lenhardt
  0830 Arrhythmias: Part II R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 Update on Geriatric Anesthesia S.Akhtar
  1045 What's New in Delirium and Anesthesia? S.Akhtar
  1145 Nerve Agent Poisoning S.Venticinque
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, December 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Glycemic Control in Perioperative Period S.Akhtar
  0830 Obesity and Anesthesia R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 Fever and Anesthesia R.Lenhardt
  1045 Operating Room Gas and Power Systems: What Happens When They Go Awry S.Venticinque
  1145 Invasive Blood Pressure Measurement: History, Physics, and Application S.Venticinque
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

6.5 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/29/22

FACULTY

Shamsuddin Akhtar, MD
Section Chief, Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology
Director Anesthesia Critical Care
Past-President Society for Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesia
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

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

Steven G. Venticinque, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery
Executive Vice Chair
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Texas Health
San Antonio, 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 September 29, 2023 to October 29, 2023. No refund after October 29, 2023; 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.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel 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.

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.