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Las Vegas, Nevada

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.

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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.

Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World

Welcome to one of Las Vegas' newest Resorts, located on the Strip's north end, across from the convention center and a 10-minute walk to Fashion Show shops. It's all here – over 117,000 square feet of gaming, sports book, nightclubs, a wellness spa, and seven outdoor pools. To understand Resorts World Las Vegas, you need to experience it for yourself - from massive LED displays to service at the touch of your fingertips, Resorts World Las Vegas, the city's most technologically advanced resort, continues to break the mold with unique and never-before-seen offerings.

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Guest rooms offer 400-square-feet of functionality and comfort, and provide a custom-tailored space for both work and play. Each guestroom is outfitted with one King or two Queen beds and boasts residential style furnishings and a contemporary yet luxurious sleeping environment, and sitting area. The sleek bathroom design features a generous walk-in glass shower, elegant ceramic tile, and a custom vanity and fixtures with an LED mirror. In-room amenities include a 55-inch TV, safe, mini-fridge, iron/board and hairdryer. Resorts World Las Vegas is approximately 4.5 miles from Harry Reid International Airport (LAS),  (formerly McCarran International Airport). Self parking at the resort is complimentary. Valet parking available for approximately $21 per car, per night. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

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.

FACULTY

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Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Tenured Full Professor
Director of Graduate Programs
Anesthesia Simulation Education Coordinator
School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Sciences
Western Carolina University
Asheville, North Carolina

Dr. Mark A. Kossick received his research doctorate (DNSc) in 2003 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and completed his clinical research in the electrophysiology laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) while developing a new modified chest lead (MAC1).

He finished his nurse anesthesia education in 1984 at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pennsylvania, affiliated with Edinboro University. Over the past 34 years he has been on faculty at the University of Kansas, UAB, University of Maryland, Union University, and Western Carolina University. Dr. Kossick has lectured extensively on EKG interpretation to an eclectic audience across the United States and from other countries, such as Spain, Germany, Iceland, Australia, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, and New Zealand. Attendees include anesthesiologists, hospitalists, intensivists, emergency department physicians, cardiologists, nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and critical care nurses. He serves as a member of the AANA Journal Editorial Committee, authored 1) an antiarrhythmic chapter in the textbook, Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesiology, 2) the Clinical Monitoring I: Cardiovascular System chapter of all six editions in the textbook, Nurse Anesthesia, and 3) is writing the third edition of a textbook and handbook on EKG interpretation. Dr. Kossick continues to provide anesthesia care to a diverse surgical population at several medical centers across the country.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Due to the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and standards of care regarding EKG monitoring by various professional organizations (physicians in many specialties [anesthesiology, emergency medicine, and critical care], advanced practice nurses) healthcare providers are being challenged to interpret the EKG as well as treat underlying conduction disturbances. This program is designed to update these practitioners with the latest information on this body of scientific information. This seminar offers 8 contact hours.

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

Review the 12-lead EKG system, dipole concept, the predicted morphology of the EKG waveforms, and options for lead placement.

Define the EKG criteria for diagnosing myocardial ischemia, injury, infarction, axis deviation, bundle branch blocks, and fascicular blocks.

Review the recommended placement of limb and chest leads for recording the 12-lead EKG and for continuous monitoring the EKG in the OR, PACU, ICU and ED.

Apply the criteria for the diagnosis of EKG changes associated with pathophysiology

EKG Interpretation Seminar
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 14, 2022

Diagnostic Skills for Myocardial Ischemia, Injury, Infarction, and Management of Atrial Fibrillation

  All times in Pacific Time  
  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0755 Welcome
NWAS Staff
 
  0800 Cardinal Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation: Part I
    • Discuss established guidelines/recommendations for obtaining a 12-lead EKG    
    • Describe relevant cardiac anatomy as it relates to EKG interpretation and the clinical significance of waveform, interval, segment identification, along with graph paper parameters    
  0900 Cardinal Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation: Part II
    • Describe the EKG lead system, dipole concept, and the significance of being able to predict the normal morphology of EKG waveforms in each EKG lead    
    • Describe how the grouping of EKG leads (e.g., II, III, aVF) may provide insight to the anatomical location of myocardial ischemia/injury and infarction    
  1000 Break
  1015 Clinical Guidelines for Diagnosing T Wave and ST Segment Changes
    • Describe the current American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association criteria for assessing EKG evidence of myocardial ischemia/injury    
    • Describe the correct technique and indications for adjusting bedside EKG software parameters for continuous computerized ST segment analysis (e.g., Iso point, ST point, frequency bandwidth, gain setting)    
  1115 Decision Algorithm for EKG Lead Selection Including True Chest Leads versus Modified Chest Leads
    • Describe the current recommendations for optimal EKG lead selection for monitoring patients at risk for myocardial ischemia and/or injury    
    • Discuss acceptable variations for EKG lead placement and how to configure modified chest leads and the derived 12-lead EKG    
  1215 Lunch (On your own)
  1315 Diagnostic Criteria for Myocardial Infarction
    • Identify EKG criteria for myocardial infarction    
    • Recognize the potential value in using biomarkers in the differential diagnosis of myocardial infarction    
  1415 Practice EKG Interpretation: Part I
    • Describe a systematic approach for interpreting 12-lead EKGs    
    • Identify EKG criteria for myocardial ischemia, injury, and infarction
  1515 Break
  1530 Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Implications for Axis Deviation, Bundle Branch Blocks, and Fascicular Blocks
    • Identify EKG evidence of axis deviation, bundle branch blocks and fascicular blocks    
    • Describe the clinical implications of axis deviation, bundle branch blocks and fascicular blocks    
  1630 Practice EKG Interpretation: Part II
    • Describe a systematic approach for interpreting 12-lead EKGs    
   
  • • Diagnose faculty presented EKG rhythm strips and 12-lead EKGs, reviewing the criteria by which each is identified
   
  1730 Adjourn
   
8 CME / 8 Class A CE
 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Tenured Full Professor
School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Sciences
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, North Carolina

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 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1041520; Expiration Date 11/14/22.

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/NWS 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 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 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS 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 September 15, 2022 to October 15, 2022. No refund after October 15, 2022; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

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*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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.

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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.