LIVE Weekend Webinar Conference

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars presents Anesthesia Update, 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.

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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.

   

Anesthesia Update
LIVE Weekend Webinar Conference
December 7-8, 2024

  All times in Pacific Time  

Saturday, December 7

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Techniques and Tools in Airway Management G.Latson
  0800 Ketamine, Dexmedetomidine, Lidocaine and Other Adjuncts to General Anesthesia G.Latson
  0900 Anesthesia for Emergency Stroke Treatment G.Latson
  1000 Break
  1010 Hot Topics in Cardiac Anesthesia H.Ramakrishna
  1110 Approach to the Patient With Cardiac Disease for Noncardiac Surgery H.Ramakrishna
  1210 Lunch Break
  1300 Goal-Directed Therapy and Cardiac Output Monitors A.Wallace
  1400 Autonomic Physiology and Medications to Manage It A.Wallace
  1500 How Do Implement Something Really Dangerous or Expensive? A.Wallace
  1600 Adjourn
     

Sunday, December 8

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 The Extracorporeal Circulation: An Evolution from Cardiopulmonary Bypass to ECMO H.Ramakrishna
  0800 Pulmonary Hypertension: A Systematic Approach to Preoperative Evaluation H.Ramakrishna
  0900 Update in Geriatric Anesthesia H.Ramakrishna
  1000 Break
  1010 Artificial Intelligence and Medicine A.Wallace
  1110 Drug Use and the Addicted Physician A.Wallace
  1210 Lunch Break
  1300 Fentanyl and the Escalating Opiate Crisis G.Latson
  1400 Anesthesia in Austere Environments, Medical Missions and Mass Casualties G.Latson
  1500 Adjourn  
   

15 CME

15 Class A CE

15 CE

5.7 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Rev.

FACULTY

Gary W. Latson, MD
CAPT, MC, USN (retired)
Former Division Director Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Baylor Scott and White Healthcare
Temple Memorial Hospital
Temple, Texas
Associate Clinical Professor
Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Bryan, Texas

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

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

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 15 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1044173; Expiration Date 12/08/2024.

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 15 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), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 15 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 November 23, 2024. $50 penalty for webinar cancellations received after November 23, 2024. 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)

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.

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.

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