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Nevis, West Indies

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Nevis is one of the most unspoilt and relaxing islands in the Caribbean. Vividly green with blue skies, clean air and long empty beaches, Nevis has a pace of life that encourages you to stop and appreciate all the natural beauty around you. Boating tours and scuba diving expeditions are favorite activities here as is snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, water skiing, wind surfing and jet skiing. Quaint shopping areas and beautiful Colonial architecture draw visitors to browse for locally designed clothing, artwork, crafts, crystal, porcelain, jewelry, liquor, watches, and leather goods. Dining on Nevis is a delight. You can go local and sample the wide choice of delectable Caribbean dishes, particularly the fabulously fresh fish, or you can taste the world and enjoy a wonderful range of superb international cuisine.

Four Seasons Resort Nevis

Experience the excellence of Four Seasons service with luxurious accommodations during your island adventures. Four Seasons Resort features seven gourmet restaurants and bars offering a wide range of fresh, locally-sourced and delicious dining experiences that capture the culture and flavours of Nevis. Realign body and spirit in a tropical sanctuary of well-being where you'll find rejuvenating body treatments, massage therapies, facials, and salon services. The Resort’s 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II signature golf course is woven into the landscape of the Island, from the slopes of Nevis Peak down to the edge of the Caribbean Sea. Boasting four tee locations at each hole (and one black tee), this par 71 course offers breathtaking scenery on every green and fairway.

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 anesthesia 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
Nevis, West Indies
December 7-11, 2020

Monday, December 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Cleared for Surgery J.Kryc  
  0830 Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy J.Kryc  
  0930 Break
  0945 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: General Guidelines L.Guzzi  
  1045 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Anesthesia Implications L.Guzzi  
  1145 Anaphylaxis: The Sting Can Come From Anywhere L.Guzzi  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, December 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices R.Ball  
  0830 Anesthesia for the Opioid Addicted Patient R.Ball  
  0930 Break
  0945 ASA, Plavix, and Coronary Stents R.Ball  
  1045 Substance Abuse During Pregnancy J.Kryc  
  1145 Anesthetic Management of Obstetric Emergencies J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, December 9 - Day Open

Thursday, December 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Arterial Blood Gas Analysis and Interpretation: Part I L.Guzzi  
  0830 Arterial Blood Gas Analysis and Interpretation: Part II L.Guzzi  
  0930 Break
  0945 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) R.Ball  
  1045 Anesthesia Management of Aortic Aneurysm Repairs R.Ball  
  1145 Statins and Noncardiac Surgery: Can We Reduce Perioperative Risk? J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, December 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Introduction to Nanotechnology: Honey I Shrunk the Kids J.Kryc  
  0830 Nanomedicine: The Cyborg Era Begins J.Kryc  
  0930 Break
  0945 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Bioterrorism: An Update for the Anesthesia Provider - Are You Ready? L.Guzzi  
  1045 Blast Injuries and Acute Lung Injury: An Anesthesia and Critical Care Review L.Guzzi  
  1145 Frailty R.Ball  
  1245 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Ryan D. Ball, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
UPMC Passavant Anesthesiology
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Louis Guzzi, MD
Attending in Anesthesia and CCM
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and CCM
Florida State University School of Medicine
FHMG Medical Group
Orlando, Florida

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

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 8, 2020 to November 7, 2020. No refund after November 7, 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 Gray: 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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