Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands 

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Surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, Provo has been ranked “Best Beach” by Conde’ Nast magazine and by the World Travel Awards for several years running. Found on the western end of the island chain, Provo offers all modern conveniences, including numerous restaurants, spas, shopping facilities, and more. Although Provo is the most developed of the islands, it is still a destination for those who want to escape their busy schedules and relax.

With the most pristine, turquoise water and beach in the world, it’s no surprise that most of the activities in Turks and Caicos, and things to do in Providenciales, revolve around the ocean and beach. Scuba diving, snorkeling tours, kayaking eco-tours and boat charters are great ways to make your stay memorable. Providenciales is also the center for excellent sport fishing found in Turks and Caicos.

On the north shore of the island, near Grace Bay, you will find the most beautiful beaches, as well as a long coral reef, which is rich in aquatic life. Voted the World's #1 Best Beach by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice awards, Grace Bay is 12 miles of sweeping white sand beach. Here you will find Beaches Turks & Caicos where you can feast in an assortment of delicious restaurants, pamper yourself with a soul-and body-renewing treatment at the heavenly Red Lane® Spa, or just surrender to the sunshine in your chaise lounge drawn right up to the Caribbean Sea.

Splash, swim, and sip the day away with new friends at a sparkling swim-up pool bar. Have the time of your life and experience your very own playground in the heart of the gorgeous tropics. If you want to venture out, Grace Bay beach is also the home to the Princess Alexandra Marine Park, which is the playground of “Jo Jo” the famous bottlenose dolphin. Visitors to the world’s first Conch Farm discover how to grow conch from tiny veligers to four-year-old adults.

Beaches Resort and Spa

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Just over an hour from Miami, Beaches Resort and Spa is nestled amid groves of palms and tropical foliage that fronts a 12-mile stretch of pristine beach.

For everyone who has ever dreamed of getting away from it all and finding a tropical hideaway far removed from all the hustle, bustle, fuss and muss of modern life—Turks & Caicos is that rarest of discoveries, a true island escape.

Enjoy 6 pools, 3 with swim-up bars, dedicated toddler pool with huge Pirates Island Waterpark, 19 specialty restaurants, 15 bars serving unlimited premium drinks, supervised kids camp for kids of all ages, Xbox Play Lounge, Scratch DJ Academy, Liquid at Beaches Nightclub, Trench Town teens-only game room, scuba diving program, and the Red Lane® Caribbean Spa.

If you’re looking for the most comprehensive all-inclusive family vacation on a resort that offers every imaginable amenity and the Caribbean’s largest water theme park, Beaches Turks & Caicos is for you. Voted “Top 25 Hotels for Families in the World 2016” by Trip Advisor.

Book today as this location sells out months in advance every year!

All-inclusive package includes 7 nights accommodations (Saturday to Saturday), all hotel gratuities and taxes, hotel porterage, multiple a la carte dining options, complimentary welcome beverage, basic Wi-Fi Internet, anytime snacks, nightly entertainment, access to fitness center, unlimited premium brand alcohol, access to steam and sauna rooms (treatments are an additional cost), land and water sports including scuba diving included for certified divers, and roundtrip airport transfers in Turks & Caicos (transportation gratuities are an additional cost, suggested at $2/bag).

Please be aware:

The Beaches Resort and Spa is an all-inclusive resort. If you choose to stay elsewhere, you will be charged per person per day for entry into the resort, even if you are only attending the seminar.

Please see the cost below for a day pass at Beaches Turks & Caicos:

DAY PASS: 10am to 6pm
Adult: $520, Child: $180

EVENING PASS: 6pm to 2am
Adult: $540, Child: $180

FULL DAY PASS: 10am to 2am
Adult: $640, Child: $270

This is a firm resort policy. This fee is subject to change without notice at the discretion of resort management.

Email us at info@nwas.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065

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
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands 
April 15-20, 2018

Sunday, April 15

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0755 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0800 Modern Fasting Guidelines R.Lenhardt  
  0900 Airway Evaluation R.Lenhardt  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthesia and Obesity: A Growing Problem L.Guzzi  
  1115 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation: Do the Guidelines Tell Us What We Need to Know? E.Lobato  
  1215 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Monday, April 16

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0800 Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation: Why Is it Important and What Do We Really Need to Know? E.Lobato  
  0900 Perioperative Myocardial Infarction: Should Everyone at Risk Get Troponin Levels? E.Lobato  
  1000 Break
  1015 Multimodal Analgesia R.Lenhardt  
  1115 Intra and Perioperative Hypertension Management: Are You Prepared for SCIP? L.Guzzi  
  1215 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, April 17

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0800 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: General Guidelines L.Guzzi  
  0900 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Anesthesia Implications L.Guzzi  
  1000 Break
  1015 Intraoperative Myocardial Ischemia: Diagnosis and Management E.Lobato  
  1115 Anticoagulants and Reversal Before Surgery R.Lenhardt  
  1215 Adjourn 2.6 Pharmacology Hours
 

Wednesday, April 18 - Open Day

 

Thursday, April 19

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0800 Perioperative Arrhythmia: Part I R.Lenhardt  
  0900 Perioperative Arrhythmia: Part II R.Lenhardt  
  1000 Break
  1015 The Cocaine Positive Patient Scheduled for Elective Surgery: Cancel, Delay or Press On? E.Lobato  
  1115 Anaphylaxis: The Sting Can Come From Anywhere - An Anesthesia Review L.Guzzi  
  1215 Adjourn 1.5 Pharmacology Hours
 

Friday, April 20

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0800 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Bioterrorism: An Update for the Anesthesia Provider - Are You Ready? L.Guzzi  
  0900 A New Wave in Noninvasive Volume-Directed Therapy: Where Are We Now? L.Guzzi  
  1000 Break
  1015 Systematic Approach to Patients With Pacemakers or Implantable Defibrillators E.Lobato  
  1115 Perioperative Evaluation and Management of Patients With Coronary Stents E.Lobato  
  1215 Adjourn
0.3 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

6.4 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Louis Guzzi, MD
Attending in Anesthesia and CCM
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and CCM
Florida State University School of Medicine
FHMG Medical Group
Orlando, Florida

Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Preoperative Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Emilio B. Lobato, MD
Anesthesiology Services
North Florida/South Georgia VAMC
Gainesville, Florida

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 #1035678; Expiration date 4/20/18.

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 February 14, 2018 to March 16, 2018. No refund after March 16, 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.