Sedona, Arizona

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Sedona is situated in a unique geological area that has mesmerized tourists for decades. Some people visit Sedona for breathtaking beauty that fills the senses and feeds the soul. Some visit for the delightfully eclectic shops and galleries. Many visit to savor the flavors and scents of the many restaurant choices available. There is no shortage of spectacular sights and exhilarating activities available.

Check out memorable outdoor adventures like Hummer or Jeep tours, hiking ruins, hot-air ballooning, trail rides, mountain biking, guided tours, championship golf, or just relaxing at a luxurious day spa. Whether you’re in the mood to dine on spicy Southwestern cuisine, cowboy grub, upscale steaks and seafood, authentic international fare, even family-friendly favorites, Sedona’s restaurants have it.

You will find incredible shopping: clothing, antiques, furniture, collectibles, gifts, and more at one-of-a-kind boutiques and gift shops. Start your shopping excursion in Uptown Sedona, a unique and popular shopping district with an eclectic collection of shops - it’s souvenir central. Sedona is truly an adventure for all.

The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

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Set against world-famous red rocks, Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is just minutes from shopping, dining, hiking, mountain bike trails and over 40 art galleries. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, this hotel boasts refreshed suites and a reimagined lobby, designed with locally-inspired elements that capture the essence of Sedona.

Enjoy the heated outdoor lap pool, fitness center, on-site 18-hole championship golf course and Eforea spa by Hilton with sauna and steam room. The Grille at Shadow Rock offers fantastic culinary delights in a Southwestern setting created by Chef Chris Knightly. The Blue Water Café features Al fresco dining with a stunning views of red rocks. Sit at the outdoor bar or relax by the pool while enjoying a meal or snack.

One bedroom King Suites feature upscale amenities including a flat-screen TV, 1 king bed plus a queen-sized sofa bed, wet bar, mini-fridge and a gas fireplace. The bath offers a separate vanity area, deluxe bath products and cozy bathrobes. Other amenities include clock radio with MP3 connection, work desk, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, iron/board, microwave, mini refrigerator and more. Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is located in northern Arizona, ten minutes from the Oak Creek Canyon and 2½ hours from the Grand Canyon. The hotel is a perfect starting point to explore Sedona and is conveniently located to many popular attractions including horseback riding, Montezuma Castle, numerous State Parks, Red Rocks, Uptown Sedona and more.

Hilton Sedona Resort is located approximately 8 miles to Sedona, 112 miles from the Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport (PHX) and 46 miles from the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG).

Resort fee includes: Basic guest room internet access, 800/local calls, Athletic Club access,  15% off selected Spa services, 15% off at Golf ProShop, use of pool toys, board games, use of washer/dryer, welcome house cocktail or wine, live music on selected nights, and parking. Resort fee inclusions 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 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 Anesthesia Practice
Sedona, Arizona
September 17-20, 2018

Monday, September 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 NPO 8 Hours or Not? L.Clark  
  0830 Update on the Guidelines for Management of the Difficult Airway L.Clark  
  0930 Break
  0945 Preoperative Evaluation of the Patient With Heart Disease: What Are the Current Guidelines? C.Petrovitch  
  1045 Anesthesia for the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea C.Petrovitch  
  1145 Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery C.Petrovitch  
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, September 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia for Trauma: Part I S.Barker  
  0830 Anesthesia for Trauma: Part II S.Barker  
  0930 Break
  0945 Blood Gas Analysis S.Barker  
  1045 I've Got Them Intubated, Now How Do I Get This Tube Out? L.Clark  
  1145 Acute Lung Injury From Mechanical Ventilation: What Can We Do About It L.Clark  
  1245 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, September 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia and Postoperative Delirium C.Petrovitch  
  0830 Fluid Management and Goal-Directed Therapy: Should We Say Goodbye to the CVP Catheter? C.Petrovitch  
  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 Postpartum Hemorrhage After Labor and Delivery L.Clark  
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, September 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Clinical Case Discussion: "Fire in O.R. #9!" S.Barker  
  0830 Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Fad or Evidence-Based? L.Clark  
  0930 Break
  0945 Lipid Emulsions Guidelines for Local Anesthetic Toxicity and Other Drugs L.Clark  
  1045 Risks and Complications of Blood Transfusion C.Petrovitch  
  1145 Anesthesia for Prostatectomy and the DaVinci Robot C.Petrovitch  
  1245 Adjourn
1.0 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

2.6 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

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

Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Residency Program Director
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

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 #1035411; Expiration date 9/20/18.

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 July 19, 2018 to August 18, 2018. No refund after August 18, 2018; 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.