Lake Tahoe (Stateline), California

Buckle in for a wild ride! Lake Tahoe hosts a handful of ski resorts suited to all levels of skier, whether you're going solo or looking for family fun. 300 days of sunshine a year plus Tahoe's glacier-carved basin make for stunning slope conditions on spectacular peaks.

Don't ski? No worries! Snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and snowmobiling are also popular pastimes here. Finish your day with fine dining, nightclubs, 24-hour casino gaming, Broadway-style entertainment, and more. It's all waiting for you in Lake Tahoe!

Edgewood Tahoe Resort

Edgewood Tahoe is only minutes from world-class Heavenly Mountain via complimentary shuttle, and just a short drive to numerous other mountain options as well. Ski Ambassadors from the Concierge/Guest Services team will also be available to provide personal guidance to make sure you get to where you need to be and to make the most of your ski experience. After a day on the slopes, unwind at the Spa Edgewood Tahoe—an 8,500 sqft. space that offers guests uninterrupted serenity and a peaceful and inviting atmosphere. With a stunning streamlined design aesthetic influenced by the innate beauty of the area's natural surroundings, the Spa Edgewood inspires relaxation, rejuvenation, and unmistakable inner balance. If you can pull yourself away from the sandy shores of the sparkling, Sapphire Lake, the year-round lakefront heated pool and hot tub make for the perfect place to unwind without ever having to take your eyes off the mesmerizing waters of the Sierra's shiniest jewel. The state-of-the-art fitness center allows guests a soothing setting for that pre-ski cardio. Staying motivated while in the mountains has never been easier.

Edgewood Tahoe offers curated winter resort activities. When it's time to shop, browse the one-of-a-kind storefronts of the Boutique, Adventure Center, and Golf Shop to find all that you’re looking for and more. For dining, Edgewood Tahoe offers both casual and refined to suit your every mood. The Bistro, is a casual yet refined hub for guests to gather, dine, and reminisce about the day's adventures. In addition to Brooks and the Bistro at Edgewood, there are plentiful additional restaurants in the nearby casinos and Heavenly Village.

Luxurious Tahoe rooms are approximately 500 sqft. and offer 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on availability) plus premium linens, Keurig coffee maker, robes, slippers, mini-refrigerator, bathroom with separate shower and more. Guestrooms also feature a gas fireplace and private deck or terrace. Step out onto your balcony each morning for a breath of fresh mountain air, and let the soft glow of your private fireplace envelop you at night. There's no better way to warm up on a cold winter night than around a cozy fire pit or fireplace. Edgewood has quite a few to choose from, with one in every room plus many more scattered around the property.

Edgewood Tahoe is located approximately 56 miles from the Reno-Taho International Airport (RNO). For more information on transportation to and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport visit http://renoairport.com or South Tahoe Airporter http://southtahoeairporter.com. Overnight parking at the hotel is reduced to $25 per night, per vehicle for those that book their room via NWS/NWWT reservation methods only, (otherwise it is approximately $50 per night). Parking fees are 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
Lake Tahoe (Stateline), California
February 3-7, 2025

Monday, February 3

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Noncardiac Operations J.Richards
  0800 Perioperative Diastolic Dysfunction: The Other Half of Heart Failure J.Richards
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Medications for Intraoperative Blood Pressure Control: “Going Up or Down?” I.Osborn
  1700 Pharmacogenetics B.Berry
  1800 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, February 4

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Emotional Intelligence: Small Details, Big Impact B.Berry
  0800 Multimodal Anesthesia: Can It Impact Length of PACU Stay? B.Berry
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Management of Aortic Stenosis for Noncardiac Operations J.Richards
  1700 Perioperative Fluid Management: Can We Do Better? I.Osborn
  1800 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, February 5

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 The New ASA Airway Guidelines: What's Different? I.Osborn
  0800 Supraglottic Airways: Past, Present and Future I.Osborn
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Geriatrics: Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction and Other Concerns B.Berry
  1700 Putting the (Coagulation) Pieces Back Together: Management of Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy J.Richards
  1800 Adjourn
     

Thursday, February 6

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Intraoperative Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: Bringing the ICU to the OR J.Richards
  0800 Low Tidal Volume Ventilation: Does One Size Fit All? J.Richards
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 PBLD: The Patient on Naltrexone for Surgery I.Osborn
  1700 It's Not Just a Small Adult: Pediatric Review and Update B.Berry
  1800 Adjourn
     

Friday, February 7

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy B.Berry
  0800 When There Is a Fracture and It Must Be Fixed: Management of Multisystem Orthopedic Trauma J.Richards
  0900 Break
  0915 PTSD: What Is It? How Can We Effectively Manage the Patient? I.Osborn
  1015 Sustainability in Anesthesia I.Osborn
   

20 CME

20 CE

8.3 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/27/24

FACULTY

Brian D. Berry Jr., CRNA, MS, MBA
Adjunct Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh
Director, Perioperative Services
System Chief Nurse Anesthetist
Independence Health System
Greensburg, Pennsylvania

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

Justin E Richards, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland 

ACCREDITATION

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1044481; Expiration Date 02/07/2025.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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/NWS is an approved provider of the AR, DC, FL, GA, KS, KY, MI, MS, NH, NM, ND, SC, WV, and WY nursing boards. Provider number: 50-7480

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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 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 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS 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 POLICY

No penalty if canceled by December 4, 2024. Cancellations between December 5, 2024, and January 4, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after January 4, 2025, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond 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.

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