San Diego, California

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San Diego is a world-renowned vacation destination that is vibrant and refreshingly easy to navigate. The region offers a host of attractions including the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld San Diego, LEGOLAND California, Balboa Park (the nation’s largest urban cultural park and home to 15 museums), Mission Bay (the largest man-made aquatic park in the country), and the USS Midway Museum to name a few.

In addition, the region is dotted with over 90 golf courses, including Torrey Pines (home of the 2008 U.S. Open). Enjoy numerous casinos, world class shopping and dining, and simple pleasures like a stroll along the bay front, a hike in a nature preserve, or a bonfire on the beach. With 70 miles of breathtaking beaches, spectacular mountains and deserts, there is plenty to see and do.

The Gaslamp District, named for the gas lamps that once lined the streets, is the place to be, boasting 94 historic buildings in the one-square-mile area. Victorian Era-themed, these distinctive buildings set the stage for the best dining, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife in town.

Hotel Solamar

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A celebration of sun and sea, Hotel Solamar is a downtown San Diego Kimpton boutique hotel that reflects it’s dynamic San Diego Gaslamp District location. The hotel is centered in one of San Diego’s most vibrant neighborhoods, one block from PETCO Park, two blocks from San Diego’s trolley, and surrounded by an amazing collection of cultural and leisure attractions.

Deluxe guestrooms include 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds (based on availability), complimentary Internet, LCD flat screen television, plush linens, Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, laptop friendly safe, fully stocked honor bar, terry cloth animal print robes, and more. Take part in the wellness programs, take a free bike out for a spin around town, or relax with an in-room spa service. Delight in the hosted SoCal hour each evening that features local brews and Kimpton’s traditional wines.

Adjacent to Hotel Solamar, Jsix is a bustling Gaslamp District restaurant, winner of San Diego Magazine’s 2007 Best Restaurant award featuring California Coastal cuisine, inspired by the freshest of seafood, artisan produce, and ingredients from nearby farms. LOUNGEsix, located on the rooftop deck of the hotel, is a tropical urban oasis overlooking downtown San Diego and the bay.

Stay fit at Hotel Solamar’s complimentary 4th floor fitness room or do some laps in the heated outdoor pool. Enjoy complimentary evening wine hour featuring wines by Leslie Sbrocco and complimentary organic morning coffee and tea service in the lobby living room.

Hotel Solamar is located just 3 miles from the San Diego International Airport.

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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.

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
San Diego, California
August 8-11, 2017

Tuesday, August 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Update on Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Monitoring G.Manecke  
  0830 Assorted Anesthetic Moments of Terror G.Manecke  
  0930 Break
  0945 Flying the Anesthesia Machine: So Easy a Caveman Can Do It? S.Barker  
  1045 How Has Technology Affected Outcomes in Anesthesia? S.Barker  
  1145 Clinical Case Discussion: "Fire in OR #9!" S.Barker  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, August 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access G.Manecke  
  0830 Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks B.Khatibi  
  0930 Break
  0945 Mechanisms of Coagulation: Round Up the Usual Suspects C.Petrovitch  
  1045 Common Bleeding Disorders: What to Do? C.Petrovitch  
  1145 Drugs That Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part I C.Petrovitch  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Thursday, August 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Drugs That Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part II C.Petrovitch  
  0830 Anesthesia for Prostatectomy and the DaVinci Robot C.Petrovitch  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients With Rheumatologic Conditions E.Martin  
  1045 Maternal Physiologic Changes of Pregnancy: How Do We Compensate? E.Martin  
  1145 Social Media, Vigilance and Professionalism in Anesthesia: Can They Coexist? E.Martin  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, August 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia for the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea C.Petrovitch  
  0830 Anesthesia for the Patient With Diabetes Mellitus C.Petrovitch  
  0930 Break
  0945 Congenital Heart Disease in Adults for Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  1045 Anesthesia Care for TAVR (Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement) or MitraClip Procedures J.Kaplan  
  1145 Noncardiac Surgery in Patients With CIEDs, VADs, or Transplants J.Kaplan  
  1245 Adjourn

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

FACULTY

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

Joel A. Kaplan, MD
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of California at San Diego and University of Louisville
Dean Emeritus, School of Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Bahareh Khatibi, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Director, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Fellowship
UCSD Department of Anesthesiology
San Diego, California

Gerard Manecke, MD
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
UCSD Medical Center
San Diego, California

Erin E. Martin, CRNA, DNP
Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Program Director
Nurse Anesthesia Graduate Programs
Instructor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Charise Petrovitch, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia

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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1034493; Expiration Date 8/11/17.

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 20 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 20 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 June 9, 2017 to July 9, 2017. No refund after July 9, 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.