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
July 18-21, 2023

  All times in Pacific Time  

Tuesday, July 18

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Informed Consent: More Important Than Ever C.Lin
  0800 How to Keep Never Events From Happening C.Lin
  0900 Break
  0910 Anesthesia for Major Spine Surgery K.Domino
  1010 Awareness During Anesthesia: Etiology and Prevention K.Domino
  1110 Break
  1120 Findings from the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project K.Domino
  1220 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, July 19

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 The Pregnant Trauma Patient and Neonatal Resuscitation K.Quisenberry
  0800 Updates on Anesthesia for Cesarean Deliveries K.Quisenberry
  0900 Break
  0910 Decision Dilemma: Keep Brain Healthy After Surgery C.Lin
  1010 Decision Dilemma: Challenges in Off-Site Anesthesia C.Lin
  1110 Break
  1120 Decision Dilemma: Challenges in Orthopedic Anesthesia C.Lin
  1220 Adjourn
     

Thursday, July 20

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Preoperative Evaluation and Risk Assessment in Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure H.Ramakrishna
  0800 Approach to the Patient With Cardiac Disease for Noncardiac Surgery H.Ramakrishna
  0900 Break
  0910 Complications in Noncardiac Surgery: Key National Data and How It Affects Your Practice H.Ramakrishna
  1010 Burnout: The New Provider Epidemic G.Crosland
  1110 Break
  1120 Resiliency: How to Survive Burnout G.Crosland
  1220 Adjourn
     

Friday, July 21

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Evaluation of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland
  0800 Management of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland
  0900 Break
  0910 Anesthesia for Care of Major Burns G.Crosland
  1010 Coronary Stents: Key Perioperative Challenges and Strategies H.Ramakrishna
  1110 Break
  1120 Dexmedetomidine: Why Should I Consider This a Relevant Drug in 2023? H.Ramakrishna
  1220 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

4.2 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Rev. 11/20/22

FACULTY

J. Grady Crosland, MD, MAR
Adjunct Professor of Department of Anesthesiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas

Karen B. Domino, MD, MPH
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
University of Washington
Staff Anesthesiologist
Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

Charles J. Lin, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Passavant
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Kerry L. Quisenberry, DNP, CRNA
Faculty at Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Anesthesia Group, Inc., Staff CRNA
Cleveland, Ohio
Aultman Ohio Based Physicians Corporation, Staff CRNA
Canton, Ohio

Harish Ramakrishna, MD, FACC, FESC
Professor
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

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 July 4, 2023. $50 penalty for webinar cancellations received after July 4, 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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