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Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

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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.

Thursday, March 8
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
0730 Anesthesia for Trauma: Part I S.Barker
0830 Anesthesia for Trauma: Part II S.Barker
0930 Break
0945 Anesthesia for the Elderly S.Barker
1045 The Massive Transfusion Protocol and Damage Control Resuscitation J.Waters
1145 Introduction to Patient Blood Management J.Waters
1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology
Friday, March 9
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Management of Obstetrical Hemorrhage J.Waters
0830 Neuraxial Anesthesia and Coagulation Dysfunction J.Waters
0930 Break
0945 New Developments in Oxygen Transport and Monitoring: Part I S.Barker
1045 New Developments in Oxygen Transport and Monitoring: Part II S.Barker
1145 Propofol Clinical Concerns M.Welliver
1245 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology
1355 Optional PALS Workshop*
Saturday, March 10
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 How Has Technology Affected Outcomes in Anesthesia? S.Barker
0830 Flying the Anesthesia Machine: So Easy a Caveman Can Do It? S.Barker
0930 Break
0945 Neuromuscular Block: Where We've Been and Where We Are Going M.Welliver
1045 Muscle Relaxation: Is Residual Paralysis Still a Problem? M.Welliver
1145 Sugammadex: Clinical Applications M.Welliver
1245 Adjourn
3.1 Pharmacology
1355 Optional ACLS Workshop*
Sunday, March 11
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Airway Surgeries and Fire Risk M.Welliver
0830 Specific and Unintended Lung Isolation: Techniques and Consequences M.Welliver
0930 Break
0945 Update on the Role of Lipid Emulsion in Clinical Practice: New Roles and Research Into Future Roles R.McAllister
1045 Vision for the Future: Update on Postoperative Vision Loss R.McAllister
1145 The Dangers of Social Media in Medical Practice R.McAllister
1245 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology

20 CME I
20 CEC
6.3 Pharmacology Hours†


Mar 01, 2018


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


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Steven J. Barker, PhD, MD
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Russell Keith McAllister, MD, DABPM
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Assistant Dean of Quality and Patient Safety
Residency Program Director
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Scott & White Medical Center
Temple, Texas

Jonathan H. Waters, MD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine University of Pittsburgh
Vice Chair, Clinical Research
Program Director Regional and Acute Pain Fellowship Program
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Director Acute Interventional Pain Program of UPMC
Professor Swanson School of Engineering
Department of Bioengineering
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mark D. Welliver, DNP, CRNA, ARNP
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
School of Nurse Anesthesia
Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas
Director of Research and Clinical Staff Member
SunBelt Anesthesia Services
Jacksonville, Florida

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LIVE Activity Location Details

03-08-2018 - 03-11-2018

Dallas, Texas: The Highland Dallas
5300 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX   75206
United States of America

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