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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.

Sunday, April 15
0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
0755 Welcome NWAS Staff
0800 Modern Fasting Guidelines R.Lenhardt
0900 Airway Evaluation R.Lenhardt
1000 Break
1015 Anesthesia and Obesity: A Growing Problem L.Guzzi
1115 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation: Do the Guidelines Tell Us What We Need to Know? E.Lobato
1215 Adjourn
Monday, April 16
0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
0800 Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation: Why Is it Important and What Do We Really Need to Know? E.Lobato
0900 Perioperative Myocardial Infarction: Should Everyone at Risk Get Troponin Levels? E.Lobato
1000 Break
1015 Multimodal Analgesia R.Lenhardt
1115 Intra and Perioperative Hypertension Management: Are You Prepared for SCIP? L.Guzzi
1215 Adjourn
Tuesday, April 17
0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
0800 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: General Guidelines L.Guzzi
0900 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Anesthesia Implications L.Guzzi
1000 Break
1015 Intraoperative Myocardial Ischemia: Diagnosis and Management E.Lobato
1115 Anticoagulants and Reversal Before Surgery R.Lenhardt
1215 Adjourn
Wednesday, April 18 - Open Day
Thursday, April 19
0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
0800 Perioperative Arrhythmia: Part I R.Lenhardt
0900 Perioperative Arrhythmia: Part II R.Lenhardt
1000 Break
1015 The Cocaine Positive Patient Scheduled for Elective Surgery: Cancel, Delay or Press On? E.Lobato
1115 Anaphylaxis: The Sting Can Come From Anywhere - An Anesthesia Review L.Guzzi
1215 Adjourn

Friday, April 20
0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
0800 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Bioterrorism: An Update for the Anesthesia Provider - Are You Ready? L.Guzzi
0900 Percutaneous Tracheostomy: Why Do I Need to Know How to Do It? L.Guzzi
1000 Break
1015 Systematic Approach to Patients With Pacemakers or Implantable Defibrillators E.Lobato
1115 Perioperative Evaluation and Management of Patients With Coronary Stents E.Lobato
1215 Adjourn

20 CME
20 CEC
6.6 Pharmacology Hours†


Apr 08, 2018


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


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Louis Guzzi, MD
Attending in Anesthesia and CCM
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and CCM
Florida State University School of Medicine
FHMG Medical Group
Orlando, Florida

Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Preoperative Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Emilio B. Lobato, MD
Anesthesiology Services
North Florida/South Georgia VAMC
Gainesville, Florida

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LIVE Activity Location Details

04-15-2018 - 04-20-2018

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands: Beaches Resort and Spa
Lower Bight Road
Providenciales   TKCA 1ZZ
Turks and Caicos Islands

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