Sedona, Arizona

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.

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is located in Northern Arizona, and is Sedona’s closest resort to the Valley of the Sun. A magical location, stunning landscape and a rich history, Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock is your ideal home for adventure in the red rock country.  With a recent multi-million dollar renovation, the resort features the Sedona Athletic Club and full service eforea spa, outdoor Warrior Pit fitness facility, Championship Gary Panks designed golf course, mountain bike repair and cleaning station, self serve laundry facility, and much more. Enjoy two sparkling outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs, and a variety of poolside amenities and offerings for guests of all ages. The 25,000 sq.ft. Sedona Athletic Club is complete with lighted tennis courts, fitness room, HIIT Pit, motion studio, 25-meter outdoor lap pool, steam, and sauna. For those looking for a real challenge, the Outdoor Warrior Pit is equipped with tires, ropes, sledgehammers and anchors. The Pit serves as a cross training facility where resort guests can exercise at their leisure or attend one of the weekly classes led by a seasoned instructor.

At Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, dining options are designed with you in mind. Shadowrock Tap + Table is the resort’s celebrated social hub. Designed to bring the outdoors in, the vibrant indoor/outdoor restaurant offers a wealth of amenities including the Porch - a large outdoor garden with fire pits, water features, games and scenic seating. Just need a small bite and a drink? The ShadowRock's rectangular 27-seat bar is home to many fun experiences including 16  television screens where you can catch a game, live music, and more. Don't want to leave the pool? Al fresco dining doesn’t get better than this with poolside dining on the fireside patio where you can soak up the magical ambiance of Red Rock Country.

One bedroom suites offer 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on hotel availability), plus sofa sleeper, gas fireplace, patio or balcony, two HDTVs, small refrigerator, microwave, wet bar coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/board, and high speed Internet access.

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is located approximately 113 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and 47 miles from Flagstaff Pulliam Regional Airport (FLG). 

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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 Anesthesia Practice
Sedona, Arizona
September 13-16, 2023

Wednesday, September 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Minimally Invasive Airway Management (Beyond MAC) I.Osborn
  0830 Anesthesia for the Tracts: Bronchoscopy and GI Endoscopy I.Osborn
  0930 Break
  0945 Artificial Intelligence in Cars and Now for Anesthesia L.Clark
  1045 Methadone: Not Just for Addiction - Now for the OR? L.Clark
  1145 Allergic Reactions: So Easy to Miss!! How to Handle? A.Wadhwa
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, September 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Key Issues for Safe Anesthesia in the Morbidly Obese A.Wadhwa
  0830 Strategies of Postoperative Analgesia in Morbidly Obese A.Wadhwa
  0930 Break
  0945 Medications for Intraoperative Blood Pressure Control: "Going Up or Down?" I.Osborn
  1045 Perioperative Fluid Management: Can We Do Better? I.Osborn
  1145 Keeping Up With Ketamine: A Review of New Uses L.Clark
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, September 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Some Things We Do Anesthesia for Really No Reason, Why Do We Continue to Do This? L.Clark
  0830 Pheochromocytoma: What if You Don't Know? L.Clark
  0930 Break
  0945 NMDA Antagonists: Role in Perioperative Period and Beyond A.Wadhwa
  1045 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Components, Benefits to Patients and Healthcare A.Wadhwa
  1145 Pediatric Anesthesia for the Occasional Provider I.Osborn
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, September 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 New Concepts in Neuroanesthesia I.Osborn
  0830 The Geriatric Patient for Anesthesia: Considerations and Strategies I.Osborn
  0930 Break
  0945 Disclosure of Harmful Medical Errors: How, When and Why? A.Wadhwa
  1045 I'm in the Basement: Anesthesia for Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy L.Clark
  1145 Cardiac Arrest Situations in the Perioperative Period L.Clark
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/22/22

FACULTY

Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Chairman of the Institutional Review Board
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Irene P. Osborn, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Division of Neuroanesthesia
Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, New York

Anupama Wadhwa, MBBS, MSc, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Texas Southwestern
President, International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP)
Past President, Kentucky and Indiana Society of Physicians of Indian Origin (KIAPI)
Dallas, Texas

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 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 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 15, 2023 to August 14, 2023. No refund after August 14, 2023; 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.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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.

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.