San Antonio, Texas

We invite you to a city unlike any other—San Antonio—a land of epic battles, flowing rivers and a flourishing culture. From the stones of the Alamo to the meandering paths of the River Walk, San Antonio takes you on a journey through a land as grand as its reputation.

Stroll the cobblestone sidewalks of the River Walk to uncover an outdoor theater with flamenco dancers and mariachis, nationally acclaimed museums, great nightlife, shopping and sidewalk cafes that offer everything from authentic Tex-Mex to worldly cuisines.

Here, diversity is a way of life, from the colors of the culture to a broad range of attractions.

While Hurricane Harvey brought winds and rain to the San Antonio area, the city was spared major damage that has been seen in other parts of the state. San Antonio is open for business and looking forward to continue welcoming visitors who enjoy all that we have to offer.

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

With a spectacular location on the River Walk and overlooking the historic Alamo Mission, Hyatt Regency San Antonio offers luxurious accommodations and a full range of modern services and amenities for your comfort and convenience.

Step into the soaring 16-story atrium lobby and see how this inviting hotel brings the charm of the River Walk inside. Relax at the stunning rooftop pool and sun deck to soak up breathtaking panoramic vistas of San Antonio, get energized in the fully equipped StayFit™ Gym, or sign up for a rejuvenating health and beauty treatment at DASA, the hotel spa. Explore the world of barbeque at Q Kitchen | Bar , or enjoy an ice-cold beer at Q Bar, a laid-back sports lounge.

Newly renovated guestrooms feature 1 King or 2 Queen Hyatt Grand Beds® (based on availability), flat screen TV, work area, safe, coffee maker, iron/board, hairdryer, plus a modern bathroom with granite counter tops, luxury products and a full-size bathtub/shower combo and more. With genuine Texas hospitality and a prime location, this River Walk San Antonio hotel is the perfect place to learn, relax and begin your next adventure.

The Hyatt Regency San Antonio is located approximately 9 miles from the San Antonio International Airport (SAT). At the hotel, self-parking for guests is approximately $38, per day plus tax. Valet parking is approximately $49, per day plus tax. Rates include in-and-out privileges. Pricing 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

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 Challenges in Anesthesia
San Antonio, Texas
December 16-19, 2021

Thursday, December 16

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Perioperative Risk Calculators: How Many Do We Need? E.Lobato  
  0800 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery: What the Guidelines Do Not Tell Us E.Lobato  
  0900 Update on Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient T.Grissom  
  1000 Break
  1015 Blood Pressure Targets: How Bad Is Hypotension in the OR? T.Grissom  
  1115 The Obesity Epidemic: The Clinical Challenge Is Getting Bigger M.Murphy  
  1215 How Chemical and Biological Agents Will Affect the Anesthesia Service M.Murphy  
  1315 Adjourn
 

Friday, December 17

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Risk Management: The Clinical Minefields Where You Walk and Work M.Murphy  
  0800 Risk Management: The Ethical Minefields Where You Walk and Work M.Murphy  
  0900 Perioperative Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices E.Lobato  
  1000 Break
  1015 GERD, LMAs and Risk of Aspiration E.Lobato  
  1115 Are You and Your Hospital Ready for a Mass Casualty Event? T.Grissom  
  1215 Top Ten Anesthesia Papers in the Last Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice? T.Grissom  
  1315 Adjourn
 

Saturday, December 18

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient: Dogma and Controversy T.Grissom  
  0800 Traditional Versus Video Laryngoscopy: Time to Throw Away Your Laryngoscope? T.Grissom  
  0900 Wellness and Burnout in Healthcare: Part I M.Murphy  
  1000 Break
  1015 Wellness and Burnout in Healthcare: Part II M.Murphy  
  1115 Anesthesia and Elderly Patients: Clinical Pearls E.Lobato  
  1215 Cocaine and Elective Surgery: Delay or Press On? E.Lobato  
  1315 Adjourn
 

Sunday, December 19

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Coronary Stents and Noncardiac Surgery: Challenges and Controversies E.Lobato  
  0800 The Patient With Heart Failure Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery E.Lobato  
  0900 My Next Patient Is on What!?!?! ECMO in the Operating Room T.Grissom  
  1000 Break
  1015 Ketamine: Sooner or Later, Everything Old Is New Again T.Grissom  
  1115 Regional Anesthesia and Anticoagulation Challenges M.Murphy  
  1215 Herbs, Supplements and Other Substances Your Patients Are Not Reporting M.Murphy  
  1315 Adjourn
   

24 CME

24 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/23/20

FACULTY

Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Emilio B. Lobato, MD
Anesthesiology Services
North Florida / South Georgia VAMC
Gainesville, Florida

Mark T. Murphy, MD
MSN Education, LLC
Treasure Island, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

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 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 24 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 24 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 17, 2021 to November 16, 2021. No refund after November 16, 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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net

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.