Glacier National Park (Whitefish), Montana

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. 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.

Glacier National Park Entry Fee: 7 day pass: $35 per vehicle (no per-person fee). Annual Pass: $70  Park entrance fees subject to change without notice.
https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/fees.htm

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

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 at Whitefish Lake  is located just 10 minutes away from Whitefish Mountain Resort via free shuttles, 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,  heated pools and relaxing hot tubs,  lakefront saunas, a private beach, full service spa, fitness center, boutique shopping, and much more. The Lodge at Whitefish Lake offer guests dining experiences ranging from the lakefront dining room for breakfast and dinner, the bar for lunch and casual dinner, and the Coffee Dock Cafe for grab & go items. Both Viking Creek Rooms and Lodge Studio Suites feature one king or two queen beds (based on hotel availability), soaking tub and walk-in shower, complimentary high-speed Internet access, fireplace, safe, coffee maker, mini-fridge, microwave, hairdryer, and iron/board and more.

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake is located approximately 20 minutes from Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) (15 minutes). Other gateway cities are Missoula, MT (MSO) 132 miles; Spokane, WA (GEG) 261 miles; Calgary, Alberta, Canada (YYC) 293 miles. The Lodge at Whitefish Lake provides transportation for guests traveling via Whitefish Amtrak depot and the Glacier Park International Airport. Please schedule with the hotel directly at least 24-hours in advance for timely service. The Lodge has an underground parking garage, Tesla charging station, alternative electric car charging station, and on-site parking for guests. Oversized vehicle and trailer parking can be accommodated only with advance request.

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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.

 

Topics in Trauma Anesthesia
Glacier National Park (Whitefish), Montana
May 20-24, 2024

Monday, May 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Pregnant Trauma Patient in Your OR: Don't Stare at the Belly! R.Dudaryk
  0830 Reversal of Anticoagulation for Trauma and Emergency Surgery R.Dudaryk
  0930 Break
  0945 Management of Hemorrhagic Shock: What the Anesthetist Needs to Know J.Richards
  1045 Updates in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury J.Richards
  1145 Whole Blood Resuscitation in Trauma J.Knittel
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, May 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Fluid Resuscitation and Management in Burn Injury J.Knittel
  0830 Vasopressors in Trauma and Hypovolemic Shock: Squeezing an Empty Tank R.Dudaryk
  0930 Break
  0945 Intraoperative Low Tidal Volume Ventilation: Does One Size Fit All? J.Richards
  1045 Perioperative Diastolic Dysfunction: The Other Half of Heart Failure J.Richards
  1145 When There Is a Fracture and It Must Be Fixed: Management of Multisystem Orthopedic Trauma J.Richards
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, May 22 – Day Open

     

Thursday, May 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Management of Thoracic Trauma J.Richards
  0830 Intraoperative Management of Septic Shock: Bringing the ICU to the OR J.Richards
  0930 Break
  0945 Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation J.Knittel
  1045 Coagulopathy in Trauma and Viscoelastic Testing J.Knittel
  1145 TXA Update: The Gift That Keeps on Giving R.Dudaryk
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, May 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Massive Transfusion or Massive Confusion: An MTP Update R.Dudaryk
  0830 Diagnosis and Management of Massive Pulmonary Embolism in Surgical Patients R.Dudaryk
  0930 Break
  0945 Trauma Airway Management: Avoiding Laryngoscope-Induced Mortality R.Dudaryk
  1045 Acid-Base Status in Trauma J.Knittel
  1145 Hanging and Strangulation Injury J.Knittel
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

6.4 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 12/14/23

FACULTY

 

Roman Dudaryk, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Division of Trauma Anesthesia / Critical Care Medicine
Co-Director Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Director of Quality, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, Florida

Justin Knittel, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Section Chief, Trauma Anesthesiology
Fellowship Director, Trauma Anesthesiology
Resident Education Director, Surgical ICU
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
St. Louis, Missouri

Justin E. Richards, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland 

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 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: 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 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1043256; Expiration Date 05/24/2024.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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), 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 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 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 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS 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 March 21, 2024 to April 20, 2024. No refund after April 20, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows 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.

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.

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