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.

Contact us here or call (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065

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
October 24-27, 2023

  All times in Pacific Time  

Tuesday, October 24

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Preeclampsia: Role of the Anesthesia Provider B.Clayton
  0800 Considerations for Maternal Patients With Substance Use Disorder B.Clayton
  0900 Break
  0910 Optimizing Labor Analgesia B.Clayton
  1010 My Name Is Not "Anesthesia": Improving Communication in the OR E.Frost
  1110 Break
  1120 Herbs: Can They Impact Our Anesthetic Care? E.Frost
  1220 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, October 25

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Ethical Issues and Anesthesia: How Can They Be Handled? E.Frost
  0800 Long-COVID: Does It Impact Our Anesthetic Care? E.Frost
  0900 Break
  0910 Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation: Why Is It Important and What Do We Really Need to Know? E.Lobato
  1010 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation: Do the Guidelines Tell Us What We Need to Know? E.Lobato
  1110 Break
  1120 Anesthesia for Elderly Patients: General Principles and Clinical Pearls E.Lobato
  1220 Adjourn
     

Thursday, October 26

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Diagnosis and Treatment of Intraoperative Myocardial Ischemia E.Lobato
  0800 Perioperative Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy E.Lobato
  0900 Break
  0910 Shock in the Trauma Patient R.Samet
  1010 Management of the Traumatic Airway R.Samet
  1110 Break
  1120 Regional Anesthesia Reimagined R.Samet
  1220 Adjourn
     

Friday, October 27

  0655 Login to Zoom and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 True Risk of Intraneural Nerve Blockade R.Samet
  0800 Regional Anesthesia and Cancer Recurrence R.Samet
  0900 Break
  0910 Opioid Crisis 2023: What Do We Do Now? D.Sutherland
  1010 Distracted Care: How Technology Is Driving Us Away From the Patient D.Sutherland
  1110 Break
  1120 Provider Wellness 2023: How Do We Keep Ourselves Afloat? D.Sutherland
  1220 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

6.4 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Rev. 12/21/22

FACULTY

Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, CRNA, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Cincinnati
Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Major
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Elizabeth Frost, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Emilio B. Lobato, MD
Anesthesiology Services
North Florida / South Georgia VAMC
Gainesville, Florida

Ron E. Samet, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Dale F. Sutherland, MD
Delaware Anesthesia Associates
Director, Cardiac Anesthesia
Pain Management
Lewes, Delaware

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 1042885; Expiration Date 10/27/2023.

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 October 10, 2023. $50 penalty for webinar cancellations received after October 10, 2023. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. 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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