Las Vegas, Nevada

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Welcome to Vegas! A land of grandiose hotels, casino gaming, excitement, and luxury. If you can bet on it, you’ll find it here. Comedy and music legends, six resident Cirque du Soleil productions, classic Las Vegas show girl revues, and more are here for your pleasure. From elaborately themed clubs to the new wave of upscale “ultra lounges,” you can experience a variety of night spots. For the golf aficionado, the sixty-plus golf courses in Las Vegas, designed by top golf pros, have put Vegas on the map. Popular courses include Topgolf Las Vegas, Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, Bali Hai Golf Club, TPC Las Vegas, and Royal Links Golf Club.

If you want to unwind, Las Vegas offers the most luxurious and varied spa experiences and pools to be found anywhere. Qua Baths & Spa at Caesar’s Palace, Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian, The Spa & Salon at Aria—wherever you choose to relax, stress doesn’t stand a chance. Afterward, stop by the Bellagio for a superb Botanical Garden experience where radiant colors dance in creative flower displays that will captivate young and old.

Las Vegas has become one of the premium world-class shopping destinations in the country with specialty stores sporting Prada, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Jimmy Choo and so much more. Budget-minded shoppers will delight in the outlet malls both north and south of downtown, easily accessed by bus. Trade dazzling city lights and crowds for the serenity of Red Rock Canyon. Break a sweat with scenic hiking across Moenkopi Loop, Calico Hills, Turtlehead Peak, and more. Keep eyes open for Triassic fossils, various desert flora and wildlife. Travelers can also venture out to see nearby Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, or the Grand Canyon.

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 daylife 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 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.

Anesthesia Jackpot
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 24-27, 2019

Monday, June 24

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery: What the Guidelines Do Not Tell Us E.Lobato  
  0800 Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation: What Do I Need to Know? E.Lobato  
  0900 Perioperative Management of Common Congenital Heart Lesions for Noncardiac Surgery A.Spencer  
  1000 Break
  1015 Pediatric ERAS: Are We There Yet? A.Spencer  
  1115 Hemodynamic Management and Goal-Directed Therapy A.Wallace  
  1215 Cardiac Output Monitors A.Wallace  
  1315 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology hours
 
 

Tuesday, June 25

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Cardiac Risk Reduction Therapy: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About A.Wallace  
  0800 PTSD and Central Adrenergics A.Wallace  
  0900 Coronary Stents and Noncardiac Surgery: Challenges and Controversies E.Lobato  
  1000 Break
  1015 Intraoperative Dx of Myocardial Ischemia: Why It Is Important E.Lobato  
  1115 Pediatric Multimodal Analgesia A.Spencer  
  1215 Anaphylaxis A.Spencer  
  1315 Adjourn
3.4 Pharmacology hours
 
 

Wednesday, June 26

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Emergence Agitation and Delirium: Prevention and Management A.Spencer  
  0800 PONV in Adults and Children: A Look at Current Evidence A.Spencer  
  0900 Anesthesia Machines A.Wallace  
  1000 Break
  1015 How to Setup Electronic Anesthesia Record Systems Without Suffering Too Much A.Wallace  
  1115 Anesthesia and Elderly Patients: Clinical Pearls E.Lobato  
  1215 Ambulatory Surgery and the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea E.Lobato  
  1315 Adjourn
2.1 Pharmacology hours
 
 

Thursday, June 27

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 GERD, LMAs, and Risk of Aspiration E.Lobato  
  0800 Cocaine and Elective Surgery: Delay or Press On? E.Lobato  
  0900 Impact of Ultrasound on Pediatric Anesthesia A.Spencer  
  1000 Break
  1015 Can Antral Sonography Help Me Determine if My Next Patient Has a Full Stomach? A.Spencer  
  1115 Conscious Sedation A.Wallace  
  1215 Drug Use and the Addicted Physician A.Wallace  
  1315 Adjourn 3.0 Pharmacology hours  
   

24 CME

24 Class A CEC

10.4 Pharmacology hours†

 

FACULTY

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

Adam Spencer, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Director of Acute Pain Services
Complex Pain Physician
Vi Riddell Complex Pain and Rehabilitation Centre
Alberta Children's Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Arthur Wallace, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of California
San Francisco, California
Chief Anesthesia Service
Veterans Affair Medical Center
San Francisco, California

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 #1036552; Expiration Date 6/27/2019.

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 April 25, 2019 to May 25, 2019. No refund after May 25, 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.