Palm Beach, Florida

Palm Beach is home to legendary resorts, exquisite mansions and historic landmarks just waiting to be explored. Gilded Age architecture, chic restaurants, luxury shops, ocean views, and the Lake Worth Lagoon will captivate and make any visitor feel like a VIP.

Bring your umbrella and beach gear. Mid-Town Municipal Beach is easily accessible and perfect for a swim. Grab a gelato and window shop the length of Worth Avenue, which hosts a plethora of high-end retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade, Armani, Tiffany's and more.

Marvel at the art and architecture of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum. Built by 19th century business tycoon Henry Flagler, this mansion is defined by extravagance in its attention to detail. Every corner is adorned by crown mouldings, beautiful damask patterns, metal and masonry work. Visitors can even get a glimpse of Flagler's private railcar and great rooms full of antiques of every kind.
Next, get some fresh air at The Society of the Four Arts, where you'll discover themed gardens and an eclectic collection of metal sculpture.

Rent a bike or stroll the Lake Trail to view local attractions from another angle including the Flagler Museum, gorgeous mansions and estates, a giant Kapok Tree, and pleasure yachts in the harbor. Golf fairways overlooking the ocean at Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course, a fun course to practice your short game. There's so much to do in fabulous Palm Beach!

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Welcome to Palm Beach re-imagined. An intimate ocean retreat; a breath of fresh air. Modern, playful and indulgent. Situated on the sweeping back drop of Florida’s gold coast and with the Atlantic as its playground, Eau Palm Beach invokes the relaxed glamour of America’s first resort destination; a chance to refresh, play and rediscover time. One of only two Forbes Five-Star resorts in Palm Beach and eight in Florida, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is where effortless living meets relaxed luxury.

Situated on a private beach on seven acres of oceanfront with lush tropical gardens, guests are welcomed with champagne, breathtaking ocean views and cooling tropical breezes. Here, you'll find an Active Resort Pool and Adult Tranquility Pool, 3,000 square-foot oceanfront terrace with fire pit, 24-hour access Business Lounge, aquatic sports, boating, fishing and more. Indulge in the warm Florida sunshine, sumptuous accommodations designed by Jonathan Adler, and the award-winning Eau Spa. Eau Spa is 42,000 square feet of pure wonderland. This world-class and award winning spa offers a sublime retreat with a distinct setting to engage in a magical spa experience with a variety of sensational beauty treatments and surprising touches throughout. Lift, spin and flow as you work on your fitness with beachside yoga, spin classes and state of the art equipment. Guests can also join tennis pros daily on of three Har-tru clay tennis courts. Kids can partake in Camp AquaNuts where each week features a new theme to explore in the afternoon, and a morning full of fun in the ocean and pool! Coast Camp for Teens is also available with surfing, Science and more! (Fees apply for all Kids Clubs and for some activities).

When it's time to dine, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa presents a multi-sensory experience with its choices of fine eateries and oceanfront venues. Taking advantage of the bounty of fresh local ingredients while infusing imported luxury items such as rare caviar and artisanal cheese, Eau Palm Beach's Master Chefs are renowned for innovative and savory cuisine. Toss in location and you’ve got an oceanfront fête second to none.

Every guestroom provides the backdrop for your effortless living. Enter your dream space with stylish, custom-made, and intelligent interiors, top-of-the-line entertainment and earth-saving technologies. Retreat in style to your private balcony and engage your senses with refreshing breezes, the rhythmic sounds of the ocean and stunning vistas. Submerge into comfort at night and rise into your next day of adventure and play. Your escape starts here. Spacious guest rooms feature 1 King or 2 Double beds (based on hotel availability), private furnished balcony or Lanai, LCD HDTV, complimentary WiFi access, coffee/tea maker, alarm clock, marble bath with double vanity, bathtub, separate shower, bathrobes, twice daily housekeeping and more.

The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is located approximately 8 miles from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and 43 miles from the Ft. Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

Valet parking only at the hotel. Approximate fee is $35 plus tax, per vehicle, per night. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

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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

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
Palm Beach, Florida
December 11-14, 2023

Monday, December 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Anesthesia for Trauma: Part I S.Barker
  0830 Anesthesia for Trauma: Part II S.Barker
  0930 Break
  0945 Basics of Ultrasound in Regional Anesthesia C.Franco
  1045 Supraclavicular Block: The Spinal of the Upper Extremity C.Franco
  1145 A Systematic Approach to Patients With Pacemakers and Defibrillators H.Ramakrishna
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, December 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Coronary Stents: Key Perioperative Challenges and Strategies H.Ramakrishna
  0830 Dexmedetomidine: Why Should I Consider This a Relevant Drug in 2023? H.Ramakrishna
  0930 Break
  0945 Blood Gas Analysis S.Barker
  1045 Capnography: What Good Is It? S.Barker
  1145 Femoral, Obturator, and Lateral Femoral Blocks C.Franco
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, December 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Femoral, Adductor Canal, and iPACK Block for TKA C.Franco
  0830 ESP and Thoracic Paravertebral Blocks C.Franco
  0930 Break
  0945 Approach to the Patient With Cardiac Disease for Noncardiac Surgery H.Ramakrishna
  1045 Challenges in Valvular Heart Disease: Focus on Aortic Stenosis and Aortic Valve Replacement H.Ramakrishna
  1145 Dealing With the Disruptive Colleague S.Barker
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, December 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia for the Elderly S.Barker
  0830 Malignant Hyperthermia S.Barker
  0930 Break
  0945 Pulmonary Hypertension: A Systematic Approach to Preoperative Evaluation H.Ramakrishna
  1045 SAP Block for Chest Wall: Combining PECS and Serratus Blocks Into One Block C.Franco
  1145 Intraneural vs. Extraneural Injections in Regional Anesthesia C.Franco
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

3 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 4/1/22

FACULTY

Steven J. Barker, PhD, MD
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Carlo D. Franco, MD
Chairman Regional Anesthesia
JHS Hospital of Cook County
Professor Anesthesiology and Anatomy
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Harish Ramakrishna MD, FACC, FESC
Professor
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

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 12, 2023 to November 11, 2023. No refund after November 11, 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)

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*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

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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.