Whitefish, Montana

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Whitefish is one of the most scenic and breathtaking areas in America. Surrounded on three sides by picturesque mountain peaks, this alpine village offers gondola rides, hiking, horseback riding, chuckwagon dinners, and music festivals in the outdoor amphitheater. Whitefish still retains the warm, friendly charm of its bygone railroading days.

With its covered sidewalk main street leading to the cultural arts center, historic depot museum, and public library, this quaint, picturesque western town offers visitors a change from the fast-paced hustle and bustle of urban life. Central Avenue is filled with a variety of quality restaurants, shopping, and night life.

Just a short drive away you’ll find the real treasure of this area, Glacier National Park’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, and stories of Native Americans. Drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road, participate in a ranger-led talk or walk, or investigate the Discovery Cabin in Apgar Village. Take a cruise to learn about geology and park history or take a guided horseback trip.

While a visit to Glacier can take days or weeks to see everything, there are many other places nearby that offer a host of different and interesting vacation options. One must-see is Glacier’s sister park across the International Border, Waterton Lakes National Park. The other half of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Waterton Lakes offers great hiking, scenic cruises, and scenic drives. If that is still not enough to keep you busy, there is also fly fishing, helicopter tours, golf, hot air ballooning, theater, museums, whitewater rafting, alpine slides, canopy tours, mountain biking, and more.

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

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Inspired by the grand lodges of the past and surrounded by mountains with the pristine waters of Whitefish Lake at it’s backdoor. The Lodge is only minutes from downtown galleries and shops of Whitefish and less than a 30-minute drive to the scenic wonders of Glacier National Park. The Lodge offers all the amenities of a full-service resort including complimentary valet parking and shuttle service to boat and personal watercraft rentals, a private beach, and relaxing spa treatments.

Both Viking Creek Rooms and Lodge Suites feature one king or two queen beds (based on availability), soaking tub and walk-in shower, complimentary high-speed Internet access, fireplace, safe, coffee maker, mini-fridge, hairdryer, and iron/board.

Viking Creek Rooms also include a microwave.

The Lodge’s central location makes it easy to reach Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) (15 minutes) and is only minutes from the Whitefish Depot, served daily by Amtrak. Other gateway cities are Missoula, MT (MSO) 132 miles; Spokane, WA (GEG) 261 miles; Calgary, Alberta, Canada (YYC) 293 miles.

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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 specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional:

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

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner

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 Anesthesia Practice
Whitefish, Montana
Glacier National Park
July 16-20, 2018

Monday, July 16

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0750 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0800 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part I D.Lin  
  0900 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part II D.Lin  
  1000 Break
  1015 The Unstable Cervical Spine K.Domino  
  1115 Anesthesia for Major Spine Surgery K.Domino  
  1215 Steroids and Surgery S.Lowson  
  1315 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, July 17

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Arrhythmias: Part I S.Lowson  
  0900 Arrhythmias: Part II S.Lowson  
  1000 Break
  1015 Setting Up a Safe Framework for Office Based Anesthesia D.Lin  
  1115 Checklists: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly D.Lin  
  1215 Awareness During Anesthesia: Etiology and Prevention K.Domino  
  1315 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, July 18 - Open Day

Thursday, July 19

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Anesthesia Closed Claims: New Findings K.Domino  
  0900 Enhanced Recovery: A Focus on the Patient's Perspective D.Lin  
  1000 Break
  1015 PACU Dilemmas D.Lin  
  1115 Burnout: A Healthcare Epidemic D.Lin  
  1215 The New Anticoagulants: What to Do With Them and How to Reverse Them S.Lowson  
  1315 Adjourn
 

Friday, July 20

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Goal-Directed Perioperative Fluid Management S.Lowson  
  0900 Crystalloids and Colloids: The Ongoing Debate S.Lowson  
  1000 Break
  1015 Closed Claims Project: Lessons for the Ambulatory Provider K.Domino  
  1115 Adverse Outcomes and Liability of Obstetric Anesthesia K.Domino  
  1215 Governmental Influences Over Healthcare: How to Have an Impact
K.Domino
 
  1315 Adjourn

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshements served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

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

Della Ming Lin, MD
Senior Fellow, Estes Park Institute
Patient Safety Leadership Fellow and Faculty, HRET
Past Department Chief, Anesthesiology
Queen’s Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

Stuart Lowson, MD, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Surgical/Trauma ICU
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

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, Austin, Texas, and 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. NWAS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 May 17, 2018 to June 16, 2018. No refund after June 16, 2018; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. 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.

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.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

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. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.