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.

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 awe aspiring shows and 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.

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.

Resorts World Las Vegas's pool complex is the largest on the Strip with seven stunning pool experiences to choose from – providing plenty of room to lounge poolside, preferably while enjoying a hand-crafted cocktail. Awana spa is the first of its kind, complete with personalized treatments, immersive facilities and approachable wellness offerings. Stay active in the Fitness Center offering the latest technologies in personalized fitness programming, state-of-the-art equipment and a stretch and recovery zone.With a curated collection of boutiques spanning 70,000 square feet, The District at Resorts World Las Vegas is where current and future trends meet. Browse through designer couture, discover one-of-a-kind treasures, and indulge in some retail therapy. From must-have cravings to last-minute gifts, there's something here for every occasion.

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.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of anesthesiology must 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; and provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner. Presentations are designed to facilitate the healthcare provider in reviewing, updating, and/or expanding knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional.

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
November 15-18, 2022
(Sold Out)

Monday, November 14 - Pre-Conference Workshop

  EKG Interpretation Seminar *    
 

Tuesday, November 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Breakfast
  0730 Cardiac Risk Reduction Therapy A.Wallace  
  0830 Goal-Directed Therapy and Cardiac Output Monitors A.Wallace  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthetic Monitors: How They Work and What Is the Future A.Wallace  
  1045 Coagulopathy and Cardiac Surgery A.Wallace  
  1145 Perioperative Anemia: How Low Can We Go? R.Ing  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, November 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Breakfast
  0730 Cardiac Anesthesia in the Developing World: Global Outreach and Lessons Learned R.Ing  
  0830 The Fontan Circulation and Non-Cardiac Surgery: Rare, but Important R.Ing  
  0930 Break
  0945 Difficult Airway Management: A Clinical Update A.Wallace  
  1045 Inotropes: The Good and the Bad A.Wallace  
  1145 Pacemakers: Ridiculously Simple A.Wallace  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Thursday, November 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Breakfast
  0730 Management of Shock in Children R.Ing  
  0830 Sudden Cardiac Death: The Long QT and Brugada Syndromes R.Ing  
  0930 Break
  0945 Evolution of Anesthesia in the EP Lab: Expanding Your Practice Footprint S.Patel  
  1045 Anesthetic Considerations for VT Ablation: Do We Always Need ECMO? S.Patel  
  1145 Regional Anesthesia in the EP Lab: New Horizons S.Patel  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, November 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Breakfast
  0730 Anesthetic Considerations for Afib Ablation: The Jet Is Your Friend S.Patel  
  0830 Regional Anesthesia in Cardiac Surgery: Polish Your ERAS Pathway S.Patel  
  0930 Break
  0945 Tapping the Latest in Pediatric Anesthesia: 2022 Literature Review for Your Practice R.Ing  
  1045 Anesthetic Considerations in Blunt Thoracic Trauma R.Ing  
  1145 Anesthesia for Adults With Congenital Heart Disease R.Ing  
  1245 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 CEC

4.7 Pharmacology Hours†

 
 

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

*Separate schedule and tuition applies

 
Rev. 6/10/22

FACULTY

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

Saumil Jayant Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Associate Program Director
Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Arthur Wallace, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of California San Francisco
Chief of Anesthesia
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System
San Francisco, California

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John G.T. Augoustides, MD, FASE, FAHA
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Staff Anesthesiologist, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Section
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Program Coordinator

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 1041932; Expiration Date 11/18/2022.

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 16, 2022 to October 16, 2022. No refund after October 16, 2022; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS/NWS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise 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.

*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.

If you'd like assistance booking your airfare, Going Places Travel is happy to help. Booking fees apply. Phone (510) 848-9000 and ask for Laura. Be sure to mention you are attending a Northwest Seminars meeting.

Identification of these travel resources in our materials is solely for the convenience of our attendees. Neither NWS/NWAS nor NWWT endorses these resources. Trip insurance is recommended.

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.