LIVE Webinar Conference

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars presents Current Topics in Anesthesia, a live webinar.

This live web conference will be presented with the same quality speakers and topics as our on-site conferences.

This is a live online course and will not be available for viewing later.

See below for more details.

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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
LIVE Webinar Conference
April 17-20, 2023

  All times in Pacific Time  

Monday, April 17

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Informed Consent for Anesthesia Procedures: Obtaining Informed Consent in Grey Zone Patients K.Schroeder
  0800 Airway Assessment: Moving Beyond Mallampati K.Schroeder
  0900 Break
  0910 Implantable Cardioverter Defib and No Cardiologist: What Now? S.Dunn
  1010 Pediatric Premeds and Parental Presence S.Dunn
  1110 Break
  1120 Controversies in Pediatric Anesthesia S.Dunn
  1220 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, April 18

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Labor Analgesia: State of the Art S.Dunn
  0800 Obstetrical Anesthesia Emergencies S.Dunn
  0900 Break
  0910 Frontiers of Regional Anesthesia K.Schroeder
  1010 Perioperative Analgesia in Patients Presenting for Surgery of the Spine K.Schroeder
  1110 Break
  1120 Pain Management for Trauma Patients K.Schroeder
  1220 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, April 19

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 COVID-19 and Long COVID: Operative Risks and Rapidly Developing Therapies A.Wallace
  0800 Cardiac Output Monitors and Goal-Directed Therapy A.Wallace
  0900 Break
  0910 Ketamine Infusion for Pain / Depression A.Wallace
  1010 Opioid Epidemic: Anesthesia Provider's Role A.Chandrakantan
  1110 Break
  1120 Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy A.Chandrakantan
  1220 Adjourn
     

Thursday, April 20

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Essential Knowledge and Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation M.Kossick
  0800 Understanding the Pros and Cons of ST Segment Analysis M.Kossick
  0900 Break
  0910 EKG Lead Selection: Does It Matter? M.Kossick
  1010 Common PACU Problems A.Chandrakantan
  1110 Break
  1120 Big Data: How Can We Apply to Clinical Practice? A.Chandrakantan
  1220 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

6 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Rev. 11/17/22

FACULTY

Arvind Chandrakantan, MD, MBA, FAAP, FASA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Steven Dunn, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Baystate Medical Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Springfield, Massachusetts

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

Kristopher M. Schroeder, MD, FASA
Professor
Vice Chair of Faculty Development
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin

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

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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 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 14 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS/NWAS will not be responsible for any other liabilities you may incur.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

No penalty for webinar cancellation received by April 3, 2023. $50 penalty for webinar cancellations received after April 3, 2023. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that do not log in 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.

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