Locations

Newport, Rhode Island

Over the years, Newport has made a name for itself in a variety of manners, first as a colony founded on religious freedom, later as the summer playground for the American socialite families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt, as a key location for the United States Navy, and then as the yachting capital of the world.

Today, the stories of Newport can be enjoyed on tours through opulent ocean-side mansions, interesting museums, and historic sites such as coastal forts, lighthouses, and worship buildings. For a closer look at the city-by-the-sea, visitors can choose from a variety of walking tours, boat tours, and self-guided tours.

Gilded-Age mansions, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, sailing, beaches and lobster bakes are just some examples of what awaits you. Newport is known for its magnificent beauty and history as a vacation destination for travelers seeking the best of the Northeast. Downtown is full of cobblestone streets, unique shops, waterfront restaurants, and frequent cultural festivals. Three local vineyards offer fine wine, and few places are as beautiful for golfing.

Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina

Goat Island is a unique place in New England, a peaceful escape, just 1 mile from Downtown Newport. Situated on Goat Island and surrounded by picturesque Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina offers the seclusion of a private island while being a short walk from the heart and history of the charming waterfront cobblestone streets of Newport.

This waterfront hotel is centrally located to the area’s abundant attractions and activities, which include great restaurants, landmark mansions, museums, vineyards, golf courses, beaches, state parks, scenic walks, musical and theatrical performances, cruises and more. Expansive grounds offering 360-degree water views provide an ideal setting for various dining options, entertainment, wellness, waterfront spa treatments, family fun, and secluded shoreline cocktails featuring the best sunsets in Newport.

This resort is home to Newport’s only outdoor hotel pool. This seaside saltwater pool has a private sun deck. There is also a heated indoor pool for year-round swimming and soaking. The resort's activities director (a.k.a. “director of fun”) will ensure that you enjoy everything the property has to offer, as well as area attractions. Scheduled activities include weekend yoga, bike rentals, crafts, wine tasting, mixology sessions, movie nights, and much more.

Waterview rooms feature expansive windows with serene water views of the bay and harbor plus spacious bath rooms, work desk, small refrigerator, iHome Stereo with iPod Docking Station,  hairdryer, iron/board, safe  and more. Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina is located approximately 28 miles from T. F. Green Airport (PVD).

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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 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
Newport, Rhode Island
October 18-21, 2021

Monday, October 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Vascular Access: Never Miss Again D.Auyong  
  0830 Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia: Tips and Tricks for Clinical Success D.Auyong  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Management of DM M.Urban  
  1045 Postoperative Delirium M.Urban  
  1145 Obstetric Airway Management: What Is New? S.Vaida  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, October 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Supraglottic Airway Devices: Old and New S.Vaida  
  0830 Uterotonics: Friends or Enemies? S.Vaida  
  0930 Break
  0945 Innovations in Orthopedic Anesthesia D.Auyong  
  1045 New Approaches to Old Problems: Erector Spinae, Quadratus Lumborum, PECS D.Auyong  
  1145 Postoperative Use of Ketamine and Precedex M.Urban  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, October 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Acute Lung Injury: Management of Ventilation M.Urban  
  0830 Cardiac Patient for Noncardiac Surgery M.Urban  
  0930 Break
  0945 Controversies in Obstetric Anesthesia S.Vaida  
  1045 Management of an Incomplete Epidural Block S.Vaida  
  1145 ERAS Made Practical D.Auyong  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Thursday, October 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthetic Management of Preeclampsia S.Vaida  
  0830 Continuous Nerve Blocks: Improving Outcomes D.Auyong  
  0930 Break
  0945 Nerve Injury D.Auyong  
  1045 Pulmonary Hypertension M.Urban  
  1145 Anesthesia for Complex Spine Surgery M.Urban  
  1245 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 CE

6.4 Pharmacology Hours†

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
Rev. 3/5/20

FACULTY

David B. Auyong, MD
Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Lindeman Ambulatory Surgery Center
Section Head, Orthopedic Anesthesiology
Chair, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Guiding Team
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

Michael Urban, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Cornell University Medical College
Medical Director PACU
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York

Sonia Vaida, MD
Research Director
Director, Obstetric Anesthesia
Professor of Anesthesiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Anesthesiology
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania

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 18, 2021 to August 19, 2021. No refund after August 19, 2021; 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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