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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.

Tuesday, April 24
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
0730 ASA 1-2 Patient: Surgeon Wants Total Preop Testing—Is That OK? E.Frost
0830 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost
0930 Break
0945 Does ERAS Have Value for Everyone? J.Leslie
1045 Checklists for Anesthesia Practitioners: No Brainers? J.Leslie
1145 Hypotension in Beach Chair Position L.Misra
1245 Adjourn
Wednesday, April 25
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Acute Perioperative Pain Management L.Misra
0830 Subanesthetic Ketamine: What's Old Is New Again! L.Misra
0930 Break
0945 Neuroanesthesia: Not Just for the Neuroanesthesiologist! E.Frost
1045 Deep Brain Stimulation: The Steroids of the 21st Century? E.Frost
1145 Is there is an App for That?: Anesthesia REALLY Smart Phones J.Leslie
1245 Adjourn
Thursday, April 26
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Anesthesia for Cancer Surgery: YES We Can Improve Survival! J.Leslie
0830 Problem Based Anesthesia: 20+ Cases When I Learned Something New! J.Leslie
0930 Break
0945 Paravertebral Blocks L.Misra
1045 Complexities of Regional Anesthesia and Anti-coagulation L.Misra
1145 PBLD: What Would You Do If: The Patient's Brain Is Herniating and Other Crisis Moments In Neuroanesthesia E.Frost
1245 Adjourn

Friday, April 27
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Update on Care of the Patient With Head Trauma E.Frost
0830 Monitoring the Central Nervous System: New Gadgets or Do They Really Help? E.Frost
0930 Break
0945 Periarticular Injections: How Did We Get Here? L.Misra
1045 Preventing and Dealing With Postoperative Delirium J.Leslie
1145 Chemical Dependency and The Anesthesia Practitioner J.Leslie
1245 Adjourn

20 CME I
20 CEC
8.2 Pharmacology Hours†


Apr 17, 2018


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


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Elizabeth Frost, MD
Professor of Anesthesia
Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

John B. Leslie, MD MBA
Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

Lopa M. Misra, DO
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Consultant ‑ Department of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, Arizona

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LIVE Activity Location Details

04-24-2018 - 04-27-2018

San Francisco, California: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
888 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA   94103
United States of America

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