Locations

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 experienced 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 Palms Casino Resort

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Internationally recognized for its exceptional accommodations, high-energy nightlife, extravagant pools and world-renowned restaurants, The Palms Casino Resort captures all the excitement and energy of Las Vegas in one vibrant setting. Situated on nearly 30 acres, The 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, added new culinary experiences, re-imagined gaming areas and created even more distinctive nightlife and daylife 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. Whether you’re hungry for a little down-home cooking or have a taste for the exotic, a selection of casual restaurants will please any palate. And 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.

Palms Place Studios are located in the Palms Place Hotel and Spa Tower. These feel more like a home than a hotel. Comfortably removed from the non-stop action of the casino, each of the tower's suites is a study in elegance and relaxation. Palms Place Studios are approximately 615 square feet and feature (1 king bed + 1 Queen sofa sleeper). Guests will enjoy the amenities of an upscale condo such as 9-foot ceilings, living room, imported hardwood and marble floors, two flat screen TVs, a state-of-the-art kitchen, Whirlpool bathtub, safe, iron/board, hair dryer and much more. Please note that the Palms Place is a slightly longer walk to the Palms meeting rooms (approximately 10 mins). Palms Place is about a 5-minute walk from the casino floor. For your convenience, there is the Skytube – an enclosed passageway with two moving walkways – that connect Palms to Palms Place.

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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 anesthesia 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
July 6-9, 2020

Monday, July 6

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Essentials of Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia C.Franco  
  0800 Ultrasound-Guided Interscalene and Supraclavicular Blocks C.Franco  
  0900 ERAS for Cesarean Section M.Tiouririne  
  1000 Break
  1015 Ultrasound Use in Obstetric Anesthesia M.Tiouririne  
  1115 Anesthesia Considerations in Patients With Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices J.Shields  
  1215 Preoperative Management of the Cardiac Patient Undergoing Cardiac and Noncardiac Surgery: Assessments and Plan of Care J.Shields  
  1315 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, July 7

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Major Adverse Cardiac Events (MACE) and Anesthesia J.Shields  
  0800 Anesthesia Considerations During Aortic Valve Surgery J.Shields  
  0900 PECS and Serratus Blocks in Breast Surgery C.Franco  
  1000 Break
  1015 Femoral vs. Adductor Canal Block After TKA C.Franco  
  1115 The Unanticipated Difficult Airway in Obstetric Anesthesia M.Tiouririne  
  1215 Non-Obstetric Surgery during Pregnancy: A Refresher M.Tiouririne  
  1315 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, July 8

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Strategies to Mitigate Obstetric Hemorrhage M.Tiouririne  
  0800 Obstetric Cardiac Life Support M.Tiouririne  
  0900 Advanced Cardiovascular Pharmacology Update J.Shields  
  1000 Break
  1015 Dysrhythmia Pharmacology J.Shields  
  1115 Understanding the Ultrasound of the Lumbar Spine and Neuraxis C.Franco  
  1215 TAP Block and Variations C.Franco  
  1315 Adjourn
 

Thursday, July 9

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Intraneural vs. Extraneural Injections in Regional Anesthesia C.Franco  
  0800 Sciatic Nerve Block: from Classic to Popliteal C.Franco  
  0900 Updates on Preeclampsia M.Tiouririne  
  1000 Break
  1015 Obstetric Emergencies M.Tiouririne  
  1115 Management of the Patient With Suspected Pulmonary Embolism J.Shields  
  1215 Anesthesia Considerations in the Patient With a Ventricular Assist Device J.Shields  
  1315 Adjourn
 

24 CME

24 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Carlo D. Franco, MD
Chairman Regional Anesthesia
JHS Hospital of Cook County
Professor Anesthesiology and Anatomy
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

John Shields, DNP, CRNA
Academic Faculty Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Mohamed Tiouririne, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and OB/GYN
Medical Director Postoperative Care Unit [PACU]
Medical Director Surgical Admission Suite [SAS]
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

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 24 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 24 Class A CE; AANA Code #1038250; Expiration Date 7/9/2020.

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 24 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 24 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 May 7, 2020 to June 6, 2020. No refund after June 6, 2020; 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 Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.

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