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. As for gaming, if you can bet on it, you’ll find it here.

Vegas is more than gambling, showgirls, and the crazy throngs of Fremont Street. Catch comedy and music headliners as well as fantastic acrobatic performances and master magicians. Take a walk down the famous Vegas Strip for premium shopping and dining options tailored by the biggest culinary names in the industry. Get thrills aboard the Stratosphere’s X-Scream roller coaster, take in a medieval jousting match at Excalibur, or ride a gondola through the Venetian. There’s no shortage of unique entertainment shared amongst the various venues and hotels.

And while Vegas offers many urban delights, nature has something special to share here as well. Red Rock Canyon offers scenic hiking and wildlife viewing either self-guided or coordinated with your own experience local tour guide. Next venture a bit further out to see Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire State Park, and many other desert spectacles.

The Westin Las Vegas

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The Westin Las Vegas is a calm sanctuary amidst the bustle of Las Vegas, yet just one block from the famous Las Vegas “Strip,” offering you easy access to its dizzying array of casinos, dining for all tastes, and pulsing nightlife.

Refresh in the  comfortably heated, sparkling pool or unwind on the deck and enjoy the sunshine under cool water misters. This pool is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year! The 10,000 square foot Hibiscus Spa features 14 soothing treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, and comfortable locker room. Choose from many spa treatments and services to help you look your best and feel rested. Keep up with your fitness routine during your stay with access to state-of-the-art Lifestyle Fitness cardio machines, strength-training equipment, and free weights. The cardio machines have built-in cable televisions and some have iPod/MP3 docking stations.

When it's time to dine, Jake & Eli offers a whiskey-inspired restaurant that features a mix of mouth-watering comfort food classics, crave-worthy street foods, burgers and steaks. The menu is approachable and fun while featuring well-sourced beef and seasonally inspired Modern American fare. Jake & Eli Bar & Lounge offers an extensive selection of bourbon, specialty cocktails and crave-worthy reimagined classics that are sure to please your palate. Or, stop by the in-house Starbucks® to grab a quick breakfast on the go or a mid-afternoon coffee break. No matter when hunger strikes, you’ll find something to tempt you on the In-Room Dining Menu, with popular selections from the in-house restaurant, Jake & Eli. Or, stop by the in-house Starbucks® to grab a quick breakfast on the go or a mid-afternoon coffee break.

After an action-packed Vegas day, retreat to the comfort of newly renovated guest rooms featuring elegant, contemporary decor, one king or two double Heavenly® Bed (based on hotel availability), flat-screen TV, individual cup coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron/board, Heavenly® Bath and more. The Westin Las Vegas is located approximately 5 miles from 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.

Hot Topics in Anesthesia
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 10-13, 2018

Monday, April 9 – Pre-Conference Comprehensive EKG Workshop*

Tuesday, April 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Preoperative Testing: When Should You Order HCG, BNP, Troponin, INR, or HbA1c? R.Roy  
  0830 Chronic Medications: Continue or Discontinue Preoperatively? R.Roy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Update in Trauma Resuscitation I R.Sikorski  
  1045 Update in Trauma Resuscitation II R.Sikorski  
  1145 Management of the Patient With Bronchospasm and Reactive Airway Disease J.Szalados  
  1245 Adjourn
2.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, April 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pulmonary Edema in the PACU: Diagnosis and Management J.Szalados  
  0830 Perioperative Glucose Management: What Is the Best Evidence? J.Szalados  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia Administration: Ten Current Controversies R.Roy  
  1045 Perioperative Catastrophe: One, Two, or Three Victims R.Roy  
  1145 Recognition and Management of the Trauma Airway R.Sikorski  
  1245 Adjourn
2.2 Pharmacology Hours
 
  1355 Optional ACLS Workshop*
 

Thursday, April 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Postoperative Analgesia: Intraoperative Drug Administration to Reduce Postoperative Analgesic Requirements R.Roy  
  0830 Postoperative Respiratory Arrest: How to Avoid R.Roy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Coagulation Monitoring: Are We Behind the Times? R.Sikorski  
  1045 Cardiac Risk Stratification for the Anesthesia Care Provider R.Sikorski  
  1145 Four Legal Developments of This Year You Must Know About J.Szalados  
  1245 Adjourn
3 Pharmacology Hours
  1355 Optional PALS Workshop*
 

Friday, April 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Fluid Management in the Critically Ill Trauma Patient I R.Sikorski  
  0830 Fluid Management in the Critically Ill Trauma Patient II R.Sikorski  
  0930 Break
  0945 Why Do Patients Sue Their Anesthesia Provider? J.Szalados  
  1045 Electronic Distraction in the OR: Legal Implications J.Szalados  
  1145 Medical Malpractice: What It Is and What Strategies Minimize My Exposure J.Szalados  
  1245 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours
 

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

8.1 Pharmacology Hours†

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

FACULTY

Raymond Clyde Roy, PhD, MD
Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Robert A. Sikorski, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Trauma Anesthesia
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

James Emery Szalados, MD, JD, MBA,
BSc, MHA, FCCP, FCCM, FCLM
The Szalados Law Firm
Principal, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Director, Surgical Critical Care
Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit (with admitting privileges)
Director, Neurocritica Care Unit (with admitting privileges)
Director, Telemedicine Critical Care Medicine Outreach Program
ViaHealth System at Rochester General Hospital
Rochester, New York

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 #1034982; Expiration Date 4/13/18.

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: 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 February 9, 2018 to March 11, 2018. No refund after March 11, 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.