Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

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

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 10 freshwater pools, 4 whirlpools & 1 scuba diving pool, dedicated toddler pool with 45,000 square-foot waterpark with surf simulator, 21 specialty restaurants, 15 bars serving unlimited premium drinks, supervised kids camp for kids of all ages, Xbox Play Lounge, Liquid at Beaches nightly teen club, teens-only game room, scuba diving program, day and night tennis, Fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment 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. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort was named "Winner of 2021 Top Resorts in the Atlantic" by Condé Nast Traveler's Annual Readers’ Choice and "Best for Families: Readers' Choice" by Islands Magazine All Inclusive Awards 2020.

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

Luxury All-Inclusive Package Includes: 7 nights accommodations, all hotel gratuities and taxes, hotel porterage, 21 gourmet restaurants, complimentary welcome beverage, basic Wi-Fi Internet, 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). Gratuities not included for those with Butler service.

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: $370, Child: $180

FULL DAY PASS: 10am to 12am
Adult: $700, Child: $180

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

For important information and COVID-19 requirements for travel to Turks & Caicos, visit:
https://www.visittci.com/travel-info/turks-and-caicos-coronavirus-covid-19

*Please note: Scuba diving at the resort is geared toward the novice and is offered in the mornings which conflicts with scheduled meeting times.

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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 Topics in Anesthesia
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
April 14-19, 2024

Sunday, April 14

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0755 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0800 Preoperative Evaluation of the Pediatric Patient M.Brockel
  0900 Pediatric Airway Management M.Brockel
  1000 Break
  1015 The Backbone of Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics J.Steege
  1115 A Safe Framework for Office-Based Anesthesia D.Lin
  1215 Adjourn
     

Monday, April 15

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part I D.Lin
  0900 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part II D.Lin
  1000 Break
  1015 Preoperative Anxiety and Emergence Agitation in Children M.Brockel
  1115 Improving Outcomes for Intraperitoneal Malignancies: HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy) J.Steege
  1215 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, April 16

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 ERAS for Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Let’s Talk About Pharmacology and Physiology
J.Steege
  0900 Remimazolam: How Does It Compare? J.Steege
  1000 Break
  1015 Checklists: the Good, the Bad and the Preventably Ugly D.Lin
  1115 Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Tonsillectomies in Children M.Brockel
  1215 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, April 17 – Day Open

     

Thursday, April 18

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 Pediatric Foreign Bodies M.Brockel
  0900 PBLD: Pediatric Case Discussions M.Brockel
  1000 Break
  1015 Burnout: How Much More Can We Take? J.Steege
  1115 Workplace Violence Hijacking Performance: What to Do About It D.Lin
  1215 Adjourn
     

Friday, April 19

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0800 Dialog and Disclosure: In the Eyes of the Patient: Part I D.Lin
  0900 Dialog and Disclosure: In the Eyes of the Patient: Part II D.Lin
  1000 Break
  1015 Coagulation: From Disorders to Drugs J.Steege
  1115 Pediatric Enhanced Recovery After Surgery M.Brockel
  1215 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

7.2 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/21/23

FACULTY

Megan A. Brockel, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Della Ming Lin, MD
Senior Fellow, Estes Park Institute
Patient Safety Leadership Fellow and Faculty, HRET
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors
Past Department Chief, Anesthesiology
Queen's Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

Jenna Steege, CRNA, DNP
Associate Program Director
Core Faculty Member
Clinical Instructor / Primary Preceptor
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo School of Health Sciences
Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program
Rochester, Minnesota

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 1043167; Expiration Date 04/19/2024.

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/NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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).

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 FEE

$100 February 14, 2024 to March 15, 2024. No refund after March 15, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may 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.

Travel at your own risk.

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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.

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