Snowmass, Colorado

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At Snowmass, you could spend your entire trip skiing and riding its terrain without covering the same ground twice. From the choice expert terrain of Burnt Mountain Glades, High Alpine and the Cirque, to the long blue groomers and impressive beginner facilities for newcomers, it is an easy choice. With a constantly evolving mix of rails, jumps and transitions, over 100 features in total – including a 22 foot Zaugg-cut Superpipe – Snowmass has earned its reputation as one of the best snowboarding resorts on the planet.

For winter thrills off the slopes, look no further than the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster. Riders will wind their way through over a mile of forest on an elevated track at high speed. The all-new Snowmass Base Village boasts a five-story indoor climbing wall, a village plaza with ice-skating rink, new retail, and The Collective, a building that offers a collection of art, music, culture and activities. Taking a day off from the slopes? Explore the more than 60 miles of snowshoe trails around Aspen, Snowmass and Basalt. Snowshoeing is a great way to see the alpine forest lands. 

The Westin Snowmass Resort

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Thoughtful amenities, mountainside accommodations and a picturesque location in the heart of Snowmass Village combine for brilliant results at The Westin Snowmass Resort. Ideally positioned for adventure-seekers, this hotel places guests moments from Snowmass Village's wealth of activities; from fresh powder skiing and snowboarding to spa treatments and shopping, there are no shortage of ways to experience this charming Alpine destination.

Those craving rejuvenation can indulge in luxury massages and custom facials at The Westin Snowmass Spa. Whether relaxation or exploration is the agenda, don't miss savoring vibrant American cuisine at Snowmass Kitchen or partaking in the lively après ski scene at Vue Lounge. During your stay, you'll enjoy gracious Westin service, ensuring your stay in Snowmass is nothing short of transformative. Tranquil guestrooms are designed to reflect the mountain environs, and feature elevated rustic décor. Rooms come thoughtfully equipped with amenities like 1 King or 2 Queen Westin Heavenly Beds® (based on hotel availability), Heavenly® Bath rainforest shower, flat-screen LCD TV, alarm clock, mini-refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, safe, iron/board, haidryer, robe and slippers, and more.

The Westin Snowmass Resort is located approximately 8 miles from the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE), 70 miles from the Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), and 220 miles from the Denver International Airport. Offsite parking is approximately $20 per day, Valet parking is approximately $35 per day. Parking 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.

Topics in Anesthesia
Snowmass, Colorado
February 10-14, 2020

Monday, February 10

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Preoperative Cardiac Disease Risk Evaluation and Management H.Patel  
  0800 Electrolytes: When to Test and When to Cancel H.Patel  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Pharmacogenomics: The Future of Individualized Medicine and Anesthesia S.Clendenen  
  1700 What's New in Labor Analgesia? B.Clayton  
  1800 Adjourn 1.7 Pharmacology Hours
 

Tuesday, February 11

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Perianesthesia Management of Preeclampsia / Eclampsia B.Clayton  
  0800 Management of Massive Obstetric Hemorrhage B.Clayton  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Perioperative Ventilatory Management: Strategies for Preventing Postoperative Pulmonary Complications H.Patel  
  1700 Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Anesthesia S.Clendenen  
  1800 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, February 12

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Ambulatory Surgery:  Are We Pushing the Envelope of Patient Safety? S.Clendenen  
  0800 Regional Anesthesia Complication: Nerve Injury and Local Anesthesia Toxicity S.Clendenen  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Anesthetic Considerations for the Morbidly Obese B.Clayton  
  1700 Pacemaker / Defib: What You Need to Know H.Patel  
  1800 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, February 13

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 The Da Vinci Risk and Complications H.Patel  
  0800 Outpatient Anesthesia in Children H.Patel  
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Epidural, Paravertebral, Transversus Abdominus Plane and Erector Spinae: Is There an Ideal Block? S.Clendenen  
  1700 Code in the OB Unit: Resuscitation Efforts for Mom and Baby B.Clayton  
  1800 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Friday, February 14

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Medical-Legal Considerations Related to Obstetric Anesthesia B.Clayton  
  0800 Implementation of Outpatient Total Knee Arthroplasty H.Patel  
  0900 Break
  0915 The Opioid Crisis in America - Where Are We, How Did We Get Here, and How Do We Solve the Problem? S.Clendenen  
  1015 Acute Pain Management for the Patient With Chronic Pain S.Clendenen  
  1115 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

7 Pharmacology Hours†

 
*Separate tuition and schedule applies.
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, CRNA
Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati
Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Major
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Steven R. Clendenen, MD
Chair, Division of Regional Anesthesia
Vice-Chair Practice, Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida

Hemal Patel, MD
Medical Director
Epix Healthcare
Memorial Health HCA
Adjunct Professor, South University
Anesthesia Assistant Program
Savannah, Georgia

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 #1037512; Expiration Date 2/14/2020.

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 December 12, 2019 to January 11, 2020. No refund afterJanuary 11, 2020; 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 Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.