Live Webinar - Program Replacement for San Juan, Puerto Rico

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars presents Anesthesia Update, a live webinar replacement program, formerly scheduled to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

This live web conference will be presented with the same quality speakers and topics as our on-site conferences. We are pleased to offer a similar program schedule with only minor changes to the original agenda.

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

See below for more details.

Take advantage of special introductory tuition pricing of $650! (Daily rate of $175 per day.)

Hurry! Registration ends for each day's lectures at 5 pm PDT the night prior to the event. Click here to register.

Email us at info@nwas.com or call us (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.

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
Live Webinar
January 18-21, 2021

  All times in PDT  

Monday, January 18

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient: Dogma and Controversy T.Grissom  
  0800 Traditional versus Video Laryngoscopy: Time to Throw Away Your Laryngoscope? T.Grissom  
  0900 Break
  0910 Essential Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation M.Kossick  
  1010 EKG Lead Configuration and Diagnostic Evidence of Myocardial Ischemia M.Kossick  
  1110 Break
  1120 Tomorrow's Pharmacology Today and Beyond P.Strube  
  1220 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, January 19

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 DOGMA, Traditions: What Is the Evidence? P.Strube  
  0800 Safety Era, Challenges and Pitfalls in Daily Anesthesia Practice P.Strube  
  0900 Break
  0910 Damage Control Radiology in Trauma: What the Anesthesia Provider Needs to Know T.Grissom  
  1010 Top Ten Anesthesia Papers in the Last Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice? T.Grissom  
  1110 Break
  1120 Understanding the Pros and Cons of ST Segment Analysis M.Kossick  
  1220 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, January 20

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 EKG Lead Selection: How to Determine What is Best for Your Patient? M.Kossick  
  0800 Diagnostic Criteria for Myocardial Infarction M.Kossick  
  0900 Break
  0910 Pharmacogenetics and Personalized Anesthesia Care P.Strube  
  1010 Opioid Free: Are We Crazy or Bold? P.Strube  
  1110 Break
  1110 Yes, I Take a Blood Thinner: Managing the Trauma Patient on an Oral Anticoagulant T.Grissom  
  1210 Adjourn
 

Thursday, January 21

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 What's New in Monitoring for the Perioperative Patient? T.Grissom  
  0800 Update on Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient T.Grissom  
  0900 Break
  0910 Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Implications of Axis Deviation, Bundle Branch Block, and Fascicular Blocks M.Kossick  
  1010 Practice EKG Interpretation M.Kossick  
  1110 Break
  1120 The Forensics of Anesthesia, CSI and Patient Complication P.Strube  
  1220 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Rev. 11/14/20

FACULTY

Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Editorial Committee AANA Journal
Professor
Director of Graduate Programs
School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Sciences
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, North Carolina

LTC Peter Strube, DNAP, CRNA, MSNA, APRN, APNP, ARNP, AN, USA, MBA(s)
Associate Professor, Saint Mary’s University
Assistant Professor, Rosalind Franklin University
Instructional Academic Staff, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Clinical Instructor Level 3, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

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 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 Anesthesia 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 30 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 cancellations received 14 days or more of the event start date. $125 penalty for webinar cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the event start date. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

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

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

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While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

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.