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Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Anesthesia Jackpot: Trauma

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Overview / Abstract:

This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it.

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

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.

Monday, June 18
0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0655 Welcome NWAS Staff
0700 Initial Trauma Evaluation and Management W.Wilson
0800 ASA Difficult Airway for Trauma W.Wilson
0900 Awake Topicalized Intubation J.Hecker
1000 Break
1015 Update on Pathways of Secondary Injury After Trauma J.Hecker
1115 Damage Control Resuscitation M.Murray
1215 Colloid vs. Crystalloid for Resuscitation of Trauma Patients M.Murray
1315 Adjourn
Tuesday, June 19
0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0700 Managing the Patient With an Unstable Spine M.Murray
0800 Management of the Trauma Patient With ARDS M.Murray
0900 Practical Review of Hemodynamic Medications W.Wilson
1000 Break
1015 Massive Transfusion for Trauma and Large Blood Loss Procedures W.Wilson
1115 Endpoints of Resuscitation for Trauma and Large Blood Loss Operations W.Wilson
1215 Anesthesia for TBI J.Hecker
1315 Adjourn
Wednesday, June 20
0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0700 Anesthesia for the Polytrauma Patient With TBI as Well J.Hecker
0800 Brain Function Monitors J.Hecker
0900 Management of the Patient With Acute Coagulopathy of Trauma M.Murray
1000 Break
1015 What's New in Understanding Blast Injury? M.Murray
1115 Burn Injury M.Murray
1215 Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Anesthesia Provider W.Wilson
1315 Adjourn

Thursday, June 21
0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0700 Allergy and Anaphylaxis W.Wilson
0800 Trauma Anesthesia for the Elderly W.Wilson
0900 Awake Craniotomy J.Hecker
1000 Break
1015 Dexmedetomidine in Trauma J.Hecker
1115 Traumatic Amputation M.Murray
1215 Management of Pain, Agitation and Delirium in the Trauma Patient M.Murray
1315 Adjourn

24 CME
24 CEC
Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Jun 11, 2018


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Surgical Technology CE


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

James G. Hecker, PhD, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Michael J. Murray, MD, PhD, FCCM, FCCP
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology
College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, Arizona
Staff Anesthesiologist
Grand Canyon Anesthesiology Consultants
Phoenix, Arizona

William C. Wilson, MD, MA
Director of Critical Care Services
Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Medicine, and Surgery
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Irvine, California

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LIVE Activity Location Details

06-18-2018 - 06-21-2018

Las Vegas, Nevada: The Westin Las Vegas
160 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV   89109
United States of America

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