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.

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

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A bright, elegant style and an exceptional level of service are just two of the reasons why Encore was named the best hotel in Las Vegas in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s 29th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. From large production shows and spellbinding displays, to live music and once-in-a-lifetime chances at adventure, opportunities abound. Unique clubs feature the hottest entertainment, cutting edge technology and the most luxurious spaces that have put this resort on the map as the ultimate destination. World-renowned performers, celebrities and party-goers alike clamor to be part of the action at XS, Surrender, and Encore Beach Club.

Collectively, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore hold more Forbes Travel Guide award-winning restaurants than any other resort in North America. From fine to casual dining, vegan and healthy eating options they have something to please any palate. There are also a number of resort bars and lounges to choose from, each offering unique scenery, menus and entertainment. With two Forbes Travel Guide Five Star award-winning spas, unique salons, luxury shopping, exquisite resort pools and a team of concierges to assist with your every need, you’ll find all you are looking for.

The 745 square-foot Encore Resort Suite Guestroom offers one One king or two queen pillow-top Wynn Dream Beds with overstuffed pillows and shams (based on hotel availability), and floor-to-ceiling windows. The living room offers a 42” HDTV on a swivel to be enjoyed from the bedroom or living room, an elegant sofa and a minibar. The bathroom features an oversized marble tub, separate glass-enclosed shower, dual sinks, 13” LCD TV, separate water closet and terrycloth bathrobes and much more. The room is equipped with bedside touch-screen curtain, lighting, room service, and privacy controls.

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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.

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Update
Las Vegas, Nevada
December 11-14, 2018

Monday, December 10 - Pre-Conference Comprehensive EKG Workshop*

 

Tuesday, December 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Cardiovascular Collapse in the OR: Diagnostic Approach and Management R.Fernando  
  0830 Echocardiography "Nuts and Bolts": Indications, Views, and Guidelines T.Gelzinis  
  0930 Break
  0945 Mechanical Rescue: The Balloon Pump and Percutaneous VADs T.Gelzinis  
  1045 Novel Oral Anticoagulants: Types, Tips and Tricks R.Fernando  
  1145 Cardiopulmonary Collapse in the OR: Real Cases -- What Should We Do? R.Fernando / T.Gelzinis  
  1245 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, December 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Management of Shock in Children R.Ing  
  0830 Anesthesia for Children With Severe Intrathoracic Injuries R.Ing  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia for Patients on ECMO for Noncardiac Surgery R.Fernando  
  1045 Valvular Heart Disease in Noncardiac Surgery R.Fernando  
  1145 Anesthesia for Patients With VADs for Noncardiac Surgery T.Gelzinis  
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours
 
  1355 Optional ACLS Workshop*
 

Thursday, December 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia for Children With Pulmonary Hypertension R.Ing  
  0830 Adventures in Pulmonary Hypertension: A Problem-Based Learning Discussion R.Ing  
  0930 Break
  0945 Magic Bullets for Perioperative Vasoplegia: Vasopressin and Beyond T.Gelzinis  
  1045 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients With Pericardial Disease R.Ing  
  1145 Neuroprotection in Cardiac Surgery J.Feinman  
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
  1355 Optional PALS Workshop*
 

Friday, December 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia for Esophagectomy: Tips and Tricks T.Gelzinis  
  0830 Management of Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Basic Circulatory Support J.Feinman  
  0930 Break
  0945 Recent Advances in Transcatheter Valve Therapy J.Feinman  
  1045 Recent Highlights in Cardiac Anesthesia J.Feinman  
  1145 Highlights in Thoracic Anesthesia: Implications for All of Us T.Gelzinis  
  1245 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

4.4 Pharmacology Hours†

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

FACULTY

Theresa A. Gelzinis, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesia
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

Rohesh J. Fernando, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Richard J. Ing, MBBCh, FCA(SA)
Associate Professor, Children's Hospital Colorado
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Department of Anesthesiology
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado

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 #1036082; Expiration Date 12/14/2018.

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 October 12, 2018 to November 11, 2018. No refund after November 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)

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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.