Las Vegas, Nevada

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This is the city that attracts more than 37.5 million visitors a year by offering the grandest hotels, the biggest stars in entertainment, the highest caliber of award-winning chefs and master sommeliers and, of course, the brightest lights. If you can bet on it, you’ll find it here. Comedy and music headliners as well as six resident Cirque du Soleil productions, classic Las Vegas show girl revues, and more are here for your pleasure.

If you want to relax, Las Vegas offers the most luxurious and varied spa experiences and pools to be found anywhere. Las Vegas has become one of the premium world-class shopping destinations in the country. For the golf aficionado, the sixty-plus golf courses in Las Vegas, designed by top golf pros, have put Vegas on the map. The city famous for having “something for everyone” proves its claim when the sun goes down.

From elaborately themed clubs to the new wave of upscale “ultra lounges,” you can experience a variety of night spots. And let’s not forget, nature in Vegas has something special to share as well – Red Rock Canyon offers scenic hiking and wildlife viewing. Or venture out to see nearby Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, or many other desert spectacles.

The Palms Resort Casino

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Internationally recognized for its exceptional accommodations, high-energy nightlife, extravagant pools and world-renowned restaurants, Palms Casino Resort captures all the excitement and energy of Las Vegas in one vibrant setting. Situated on nearly 30 acres, Palms is a boutique property with three distinct towers, each offering unparalleled views of the iconic Las Vegas Strip. Having recently undergone a multi-million dollar transformation, the Palms has redesigned guest rooms, new culinary experiences, re-imagined gaming areas, and created even more distinctive nightlife and daytime experiences.

Each of The Palm’s award-winning restaurants is home to a world-class chef whose cuisine not only excites the senses but the culinary world as a whole. With a variety of atmospheres ranging from sports-driven entertainment to relaxed, poolside dining, the settings are as diverse as the menus. The Eatery is a collection of popular, fast-casual restaurants located at the west end of the casino. No matter what or when you’re craving, you can always grab a quick bite and then get back to the good times. The Palms shines brightest once the sun goes down. For those who want a sizzling dance floor with a view, nothing tops Ghostbar. If you’re looking for a different vibe, The Palm’s offering of lounges and bars are a comfortable, stylish way to make the most of the night.

Home to one of the only IMAX experiences in Las Vegas, Brenden Theatres is a 14-screen movieplex on the Palms casino floor. Each theater really ups the movie magic with tiered stadium seating, plush rocker high-back seats, digital sound and giant wall-to-wall curved screens. When it’s time to relax, nourish your body at the lavishly modern Drift spa. With over 20 treatment rooms and an extensive list of services, Drift is truly a retreat for every body. The spa is also home to the first Hammam in Las Vegas. Inspired by tradition, this co-ed steam bath evolves what has been a Turkish custom for centuries. Recharge Salon & Fitness is a two-story sanctuary featuring a cardio center, beauty salon and pool. From group yoga, Pilates or spin class to a one-on-one personal training session, the fitness center is available to help keep you looking and feeling good while you’re away from home.

Fantasy Tower guestrooms are truly an escape from reality, offering contemporary furnishings and warm, inviting colors to create the ideal Vegas getaway. Amenities include 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on availability), LCD TV, refreshment center, feather/down-free bedding, Jacuzzi bath tub, safe, iron/board, hair dryer and more. The Palms Casino Resort is located approximately 5 miles from the McCarran International Airport (LAS).

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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 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.

Cardiac Anesthesia Update
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 14-17, 2017

Monday, November 13

Pre-Conference Comprehensive EKG Workshop*
 

Tuesday, November 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome
NWAS Staff
 
  0730 Cardiovascular Collapse in the OR: Diagnostic Approach and Management
J.Gutsche
 
  0830 Basic Echocardiography: Indications, Views, and Guidelines
M.Fabbro
 
  0930 Break
  0945 Hemodynamic Rescue: Echo-Guided Salvage in the OR
M.Fabbro
 
  1045 Hemodynamic Rescue: The Balloon Pump and Beyond
J.Gutsche
 
  1145 Cardiovascular Collapse: Real Cases: What Would You Do?
M.Fabbro / J.Gutsche
 
  1245 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology
 
 

Wednesday, November 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Valvular Heart Disease: Staying Out of Trouble in Noncardiac Cases
J.Gutsche
 
  0830 Magic Bullets: Restoring Vascular Tone With Vasopressin and Methylene Blue
J.Gutsche
 
  0930 Break
  0945 Coronary Stents: Types, Platelet Blockade, and Guidelines
M.Fabbro
 
  1045 Novel Oral Anticoagulants: Types, Tips, and Tricks
M.Fabbro
 
  1145 Make the Bleeding Stop: Real Cases: What Would You Do?
M.Fabbro / J.Gutsche
 
  1245 Adjourn
2.7 Pharmacology
 
  1330 Optional ACLS Workshop*
 

Thursday, November 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Extracorporeal Circulation Overview: From CPB to VADs and ECMO
J.Feinman
 
  0830 Anesthesia for Patients on ECMO for Noncardiac Surgery
J.Gutsche
 
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia for Patients With VADs for Noncardiac Surgery
T.Gelzinis
 
  1045 Anesthetic Considerations for Cardiology Venues: The Cath and EP Labs
T.Gelzinis
 
  1145 Perioperative Outcomes in Aortic Stenosis and TAVR: A Review of Current Data
J.Feinman
 
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology
 
  1330 Optional PALS Workshop*
 

Friday, November 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia for Esophagectomy: Robots, Fluids, and the Rest
T.Gelzinis
 
  0830 Mechanical Ventilation: Clinical Update Including Low-Stretch and Lung Isolation
T.Gelzinis
 
  0930 Break
  0945 ECMO: Understanding Mobile Lung Rescue in the United States
J.Gutsche
 
  1045 Neuroprotection and Neurologic Complications in Cardiac Surgery
J.Feinman
 
  1145 Highlights in Cardiovascular Anesthesia: Implications for All of Us
J.Feinman
 
  1245 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology
 

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

4.6 Pharmacology Hours†

*Separate tuition and schedule applies.

FACULTY

Michael Fabbro, DO
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesia
University of Miami
Miami, Florida

Jared W. Feinman, MD
Assistant Professor
Associate Director Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teresa Gelzinis, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesia
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jacob T. Gutsche, MD
Assistant Professor
Director of the Heart and Vascular Intensive Care Unit
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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 #1034255; Expiration Date 11/17/2017.

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: 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, Austin, Texas, and 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 September 15, 2017 to October 15, 2017. No refund after October 15, 2017; 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.