Portland, Oregon

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Maybe you’ve heard Portland is the only U.S. city listed in Rough Guides’, “Top 10 Cities,” January 2014, and the number one city of Money Journal’s, “Most Liked US Cities,” November 2013. Come get a first-hand look at unmatched natural beauty, a bustling local scene, and sumptuous dining; all effortlessly accessed thanks to a famous light-rail system. With no sales tax, Portland is a haven for commerce regardless of budget or personal style.

Haute couture and hot cuisine rule Portland’s Pearl District, which has quickly become the place to see and be seen. A new generation of cooks have created a distinctive Northwest cuisine - a nouvelle style that reemphasizes local products and produce, Oregon wines and microbrews, and fine cheeses such as Oregon blue. Portland’s Saturday Market is the nation’s largest open-air market for handcrafted goods. Located in the Old Town District, the market offers more than 250 craft booths, an international food court, and live entertainment.

Drown out the city noise in the Portland Classical Chinese Garden, an entire city block of tranquility, ride the only three-door elevator west of the Mississippi at Powell’s City of Books, the world’s largest independent bookstore, or visit the Oregon Zoo. Experience an earthquake registering 5.5 on the Richter scale at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, or visit turn-of-the-century Victorian and Georgian homes along the tree-lined blocks of Northwest 21st and 23rd avenues, housing more than 250 unique shops, brewpubs, art outlets, and eateries. End your day with dramatic city views as you stroll or bike along the new Eastbank Esplanade.

The Nines Hotel

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Poised in the heart of the city center at the top of one of Portland, Oregon’s most beloved landmarks, the stately Meier & Frank Building, the Nines Hotel honors the structure’s storied past, both in its striking decor and impeccable service and was added to the 2011 Travel and Leisure 500 list of top-rated hotels around the globe.

The 24-hour fitness center welcomes any guest looking for an invigorating workout. Departure Restaurant is located atop the Nines Hotel and offers modern Asian cuisine in a sleek, cosmopolitan setting with two outdoor decks and stunning views of the city, mountains, and river. Departure’s bar showcases exotic cocktails, a global wine list, and the city’s largest sake list. Urban Farmer redefines the modern steakhouse with an emphasis on Northwest, sustainable ingredients and simple, straightforward preparations.

Deluxe rooms feature city views, 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on availability), flat screen TV, iPod docking station, iron/board, refreshment center, rainforest shower, make-up/shaving mirror, hair dryer and terry cloth robe.

Located 8 miles (20 minute drive traffic depending or 40 minutes via MAX light rail) from the Portland International Airport (PDX).

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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

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.

Topics in Anesthesia
Portland, Oregon
July 26-29, 2017

Wednesday, July 26

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Managing the Patient With Cardiac Disease: What Does Cardiac Clearance Really Mean? M.Murphy  
  0800 The Obesity Epidemic M.Murphy  
  0900 Blood Gas Analysis: Interpretation and Application of Acid/Base Balance and Oxygenation S.Barker  
  1000 Break
  1015 Flying the Anesthesia Machine: So Simple a Caveman Can Do It? S.Barker  
  1115 Management of the Traumatized Airway C.Smith  
  1215 Manual In-Line Immobilization of the C-Spine in Trauma: Friend or Foe? C.Smith  
  1315 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology
 
 

Thursday, July 27

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Checklist for Trauma and Emergency Anesthesia C.Smith  
  0800 Cardiac Trauma Case Presentations C.Smith  
  0900 Postop Vision Loss: Can We Identify Who Is at Risk? M.Murphy  
  1000 Break
  1015 Case Discussions From the AQI: What Would You Do? M.Murphy  
  1115 What's New in Brain Monitoring? S.Barker  
  1215 Anesthesia for the Elderly S.Barker  
  1315 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology
 
 

Friday, July 28

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 New Developments in Oxygen Transport and Monitoring: Part I S.Barker  
  0800 New Developments in Oxygen Transport and Monitoring: Part II S.Barker  
  0900 Pacemakers and ICDs: Anesthesia Considerations C.Smith  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthetic Issues in Orthopedic Trauma C.Smith  
  1115 Risk Management: The Minefields Where You Walk and Work M.Murphy  
  1215 How Federal Regulations Affect Anesthesia Practice M.Murphy  
  1315 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology
 
 

Saturday, July 29

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Monitoring and Reversal of Non-Depolarizing Relaxants: Impact of Sugammadex C.Smith  
  0800 Golden Hour to Golden Day: Concurrent Polytrauma C.Smith  
  0900 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy  
  1000 Break
  1015 Challenges to Your Regional Practice: Anticoagulants and Other Landmines M.Murphy  
  1115 How Has Technology Affected Outcomes in Anesthesia? S.Barker  
  1215 How to Deal With the Disruptive Colleague S.Barker  
  1315 Adjourn
2.3 Pharmacology
 

24 CME I

24 Class A CEC

4.3 Pharmacology Hours†

FACULTY

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

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Anesthesiologist
MSN Education, LLC
Austin, Texas
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

Charles E. Smith, MD
Professor of Anesthesia
Attending Anesthesiologist
Director, Anesthesia Research
MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

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 24 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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 24 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1033736; Expiration Date 7/29/17.

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 24 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: 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 24 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Austin, Texas, and 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 May 27, 2017 to June 26, 2017. No refund after June 26, 2017; 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 on a CD 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 Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - 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.