Las Vegas, Nevada

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Vegas has always been known for big casino gambling, showgirls, and the crazed throngs of Fremont Street. But 37.5 million visitors a year continue to discover Vegas' true talent in offering the biggest stars in entertainment, award-winning restaurants featuring culinary celebrities and master sommeliers, and a wide array of luxurious shopping opportunities without ever leaving the Vegas Strip.

Buy a day pass to ride the hop-on-hop-off busses with stops at all the major hotels and attractions all the way to the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. Wherever you go, there’s no shortage of unique attractions offered by Vegas' famous venues and hotels. Get same-day tickets to Blue Man Group, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Cirque du Soleil, and other entertainment headliners from music, magic, comedy, and more. For extreme thrills, jump aboard the X-Scream roller coaster at the Stratosphere or New York New York's Big Apple Coaster. Get a bird's eye view of Vegas from atop the High Roller ferris wheel at the LINQ Hotel. Have dinner and a grand show of medieval jousting at Excalibur, or take a relaxing ride on a gondola through the Venetian hotel.

End your night with dancing and drinks at one of several popular nightclubs along the Strip.
If you need a break from the hustle, consider a day trip outside of Las Vegas to nearby Red Rock Canyon, Boulder City, the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, and Valley of Fire State Park.

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. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore are home to several experiences that promise to delight and entertain everyone that encounters them. From large production shows and spellbinding displays, to live music and once-in-a-lifetime chances at adventure, the opportunities abound for memories to be made that will last forever. Wynn and Encore can boast the most celebrated nightlife and day life experiences in Las Vegas.

Our unique clubs feature the hottest entertainment, cutting edge technology and the most luxurious spaces that have put our resort on the map as the ultimate party destination. World-renowned performers, celebrities and party-goers alike clamor to be part of the action at XS, Surrender and Encore Beach Club. Encore Players Lounge combines the excitement of gaming with a nightlife vibe like only Wynn and Encore can provide. Intrigue, the newest nightclub at Wynn, adds an air of mystery, seduction and the unexpected to your many choices for how to make the most of your night. 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. Whether it be shopping, relaxing or working out, we promise you've never done it like this. 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 within this resort.

The 745 square-foot Encore Resort Suite Guestroom offers 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.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
February 5-8, 2019

Monday, February 4

Pre-Conference EKG Interpretation Seminar*
 

Tuesday, February 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery: What the Guidelines Do Not Tell Us E.Lobato  
  0830 Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation: What Do I Need to Know? E.Lobato  
  0930 Break
  0945 Preoperative Assessment / Optimization of a Pediatric Patient F.Chiao  
  1045 Pediatric Perioperative Surgical Home: The New Frontier F.Chiao  
  1145 PBLD Case Discussion: Management for Screaming Person in the PACU Seemingly With Severe Pain R.Raw  
  1245 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, February 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Regional Anesthesia and Severely Obese Patients R.Raw  
  0830 Regional Anesthesia for Knee Arthroplasty: An Alternate View on Current Controversies R.Raw  
  0930 Break
  0945 Back to Basics: Updates in Laryngospasm, Bronchospasm F.Chiao  
  1045 Bleeding Tonsil and Other Pediatric Emergencies F.Chiao  
  1145 Cocaine and Elective Surgery: Delay or Press On? E.Lobato  
  1245 Adjourn
2.2 Pharmacology Hours
 
  1330 Optional ACLS Workshop*
 

Thursday, February 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Coronary Stents and Noncardiac Surgery: Challenges and Controversies E.Lobato  
  0830 Intraoperative Diagnosis of Myocardial Ischemia: Why It Is Important E.Lobato  
  0930 Break
  0945 Ambulatory Surgery and the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea E.Lobato  
  1045 Emergence Delirium: Challenges, Controversies, and New Treatment Options F.Chiao  
  1145 Drug Errors During Anesthesia R.Raw  
  1245 Adjourn
2.0 Pharmacology Hours
 
  1330 Optional PALS Workshop*
 

Friday, February 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Foundations F.Chiao  
  0830 Recurring Issues and Treatment in the PACU F.Chiao  
  0930 Break
  0945 Drug Errors During Anesthesia R.Raw  
  1045 Non-Epidural Regional Anesthesia Options for Abdominal Surgery R.Raw  
  1145 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS) Presenting Acutely After Surgery R.Raw  
  1245 Adjourn
2.7 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

8.0 Pharmacology Hours†

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

FACULTY

Franklin B. Chiao, MD, Masters
Assistant Professor
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York Presbyterian Medical Center
Director of Pediatric Pain
Director of Pediatric Regional Anesthesia
Instructor and Visiting Professor
New York School of Regional Anesthesia
New York City, New York

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

Robert Maurice Raw, MBChB, MPraxMed, MFGP, DA, FCA
Retired, Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, to 2016
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Director, Regional Anesthesia Study Center of Iowa, to 2016
Iowa City, Iowa

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: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1036374; Expiration Date 2/8/2019.

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 December 6, 2018 to January 5, 2019. No refund after January 5, 2019; 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.