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.

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

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 SpaWell 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 Little Market to grab your favorite freshly brewed Ohm 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.

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.

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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.

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
Napa Valley, California
December 10-13, 2024

Tuesday, December 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Perioperative Care for the Transgender Patient Presenting for Surgery J.Szalados
  0830 The Patient as a Smoker / Vaper: What Do You Smoke and How Often? J.Szalados
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Cardiac Arrest: When It’s NOT Really ACLS as per Protocol J.Szalados
  1045 Obstetric Hemorrhage Part I: Why Is the Patient Bleeding and How Bad Is It? A.Traynor
  1145 Obstetric Hemorrhage Part II: The Team Approach to Treatment A.Traynor
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, December 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthetic Neurotoxicity: What Is the Evidence? H.Hemmings
  0830 Serious Adverse Drug Reactions in Anesthesia H.Hemmings
  0930 Break
  0945 Crystalloids versus Colloids - The Debate Lingers: Where Is the Data? J.Szalados
  1045 Anticoagulation and Coagulation Dilemmas in Anesthesia: A Practical Approach J.Szalados
  1145 Cardiac Arrest in Labor and Delivery A.Traynor
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, December 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Fetal Heart Rate Tracings: What the Anesthesia Provider Needs to Know A.Traynor
  0830 Amniotic Fluid Embolism: The Dreaded Diagnosis of Exclusion A.Traynor
  0930 Break
  0945 Awake! Preventing Accidental Awareness Under General Anesthesia H.Hemmings
  1045 All Things Are Poison: Antidotes in Anesthesia H.Hemmings
  1145 Electronic Distraction in the Operating Room: Legal Implications J.Szalados
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, December 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Avoiding, Recognizing, and Managing Provider Burnout J.Szalados
  0830 Four Legal and Legislative Developments of 2024 You Absolutely Must Know About J.Szalados
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia and Perioperative Outcomes H.Hemmings
  1045 Non-Obstetric Surgery in Pregnancy A.Traynor
  1145 Postpartum Tubal Ligation: Why It’s Such an Important Case and How to Get It Done A.Traynor
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 7/17/23

FACULTY

 

Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., MD, PhD
Joseph F Artusio Jr Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology
Professor of Pharmacology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Anesthesiologist-in-Chief
NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York

James Emery Szalados, MD, JD, MBA, MHA,
FACHE, FCCP, FCCM, FCLM, FNCS
Attorney and Counselor at Law
The Szalados Law Firm, Hilton, New York
Director, Surgical Critical Care and Surgical / Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Director, Neurocritical Care Program and Neurocritical Care Unit
Director, Telemedicine Critical Care Medicine Outreach Program
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anesthesiologist
Rochester General Hospital at Rochester Regional Health System
Rochester, New York

Andrea J. Traynor, MD
Clinical Professor
Co-Editor in Chief, Manual of Clinical Anesthesiology
Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology and Maternal Health
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

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: 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/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 October 11, 2024 to November 10, 2024. No refund after November 10, 2024; 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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