Locations

Savannah, Georgia

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Savannah’s architecture and history are internationally known, as is its reputation for Southern charm and hospitality. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city’s architecture and historic buildings: the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South’s first public museums), the First African American Baptist Church (one of the oldest African American Baptist congregations in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third oldest synagogue in America), and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America).The largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, Savannah contains more than twenty city squares filled with museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary and Civil War eras.

Don’t miss the chance to see the beautiful cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, and oak-shaded parks drizzling with silvery Spanish Moss. The city’s location offers visitors access to the coastal islands and the Savannah Riverfront, both popular tourist destinations. Tybee Island, formerly known as “Savannah Beach”, is the site of the Tybee Island Light Station, the first lighthouse on the southern Atlantic coast. Savannah is the perfect Georgia vacation destination for all ages – abuzz with art, culture, festivals, concerts, live theater, outdoor cafes, gourmet restaurants, and true Southern hospitality.

Hyatt Regency Savannah

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Located on Bay Street, this newly renovated Savannah riverfront hotel is situated near popular attractions like River Street, City Market, and Tybee Island. Located near River Front Plaza, this hotel offers unequalled access to the largest historic district in the country. Stroll through the Historic District to view stately Georgia homes, landmark architecture, and famed Savannah sights like Forsyth Park. Board a riverboat, hop on the trolley for a moving tour, and enjoy close proximity to Savannah Hilton Head International Airport. Enjoy travel enhancing conveniences including a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor swimming pool. Enjoy an authentic southern breakfast or light specialty lunch at Windows restaurant with beautiful river views.

For those on the go, don’t miss the popular coffee shop, Perks, serving specialty Starbucks® coffees, salads, sandwiches and pastries. Experience the Savannah nightlife and spectacular river views from Vu Lounge and enjoy a signature cocktail while mixing with locals and travelers on the largest river view terrace in town. Spacious guestrooms feature 1 King or 2 Double Beds (based on availability), wireless high-speed Internet, iHome stereo with iPod® docking station, signature Hyatt Grand Beds®, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, iron/board, safe, and KenetMD™ bath products.

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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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Savannah, Georgia
November 14-17, 2017

Tuesday, November 14

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Managing the Patient With Cardiac Disease I: What Does Cardiac Clearance Really Mean? M.Murphy  
  0800 Managing the Patient With Cardiac Disease II: Stents and CIEDs in the Perioperative Period M.Murphy  
  0900 Key Issues for Safe Anesthesia in the Morbidly Obese A.Wadhwa  
  1000 Break
  1015 Sleep, Respiration, and Pain: What Is the Connection? A.Wadhwa  
  1115 Preoperative Assessment / Optimization of a Pediatric Patient R.Bryskin  
  1215 Common Pediatric Emergencies and Trauma R.Bryskin  
  1315 Adjourn 1.5 Pharmacology  
 

Wednesday, November 15

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access and More R.Bryskin  
  0800 Pediatric Orthopedic and Spine Surgery R.Bryskin  
  0900 Hemostasis in a Pediatric Surgical Patient: When the Red Cells Hit the Road R.Bryskin  
  1000 Break
  1015 Pediatric Neuroanesthesia R.Bryskin  
  1115 Role of NMDA Antagonists in Perioperative Analgesia and Hyperalgesia A.Wadhwa  
  1215 Strategies for Postoperative Analgesia in Morbidly Obese A.Wadhwa  
  1315 Adjourn 1.6 Pharmacology  
 

Thursday, November 16

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Lower Limb Blocks A.Wadhwa  
  0800 Upper Limb Blocks A.Wadhwa  
  0900 Pediatric Regional Anesthesia R.Bryskin  
  1000 Break
  1015 The Impact of Anesthesia on the Developing Brain R.Bryskin  
  1115 Fire in the OR: Who Really Gets Burned? M.Murphy  
  1215 How Federal Regulations Affect the Practice of Anesthesiology M.Murphy  
  1315 Adjourn 1.1 Pharmacology  
 

Friday, November 17

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Risk Management: The Minefields Where You Walk and Work M.Murphy  
  0800 Case Discussions: What Would You Do? M.Murphy  
  0900 Regional Anesthesia: Indications, Contraindication, and Failed Blocks A.Wadhwa  
  1000 Break
  1015 Low-Dose Ketamine and Acute Postoperative Pain A.Wadhwa  
  1115 The Procedure Went Well, but the Patient Is Blind: POVL Update M.Murphy  
  1215 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy  
  1315 Adjourn 2 Pharmacology  

24 CME I

24 Class A CEC

6.2 Pharmacology Hours†

FACULTY

Robert B. Bryskin, MD
Pediatric Anesthesiologist
Nemours Children’s Clinic
Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida

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

Anupama N. Wadhwa, MBBS, DA, MSc
Medical Director
Chief of Anesthesiology, Norton Brownsboro Hospital
President Elect, International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP)
President, Kentucky and Indiana Society of Physicians of Indian Origin
Louisville, Kentucky

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 #1034252; Expiration Date 11/17/2017.

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 September 15, 2017 to October 15, 2017. No refund after October 15, 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 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 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.

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