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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, May 7
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
0730 Noncardiac Surgery in Patients With CIEDs, VADs, or Transplants J.Kaplan
0830 Anesthesia Care for TAVR (Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement) or MitraClip Procedures J.Kaplan
0930 Break
0945 Sugammadex: Let's Relax Everybody? L.Clark
1045 Pheochromocytoma: What if You Don't Know? L.Clark
1145 Monitoring Cerebral Oximetry: Can We Improve Outcomes When the Brain Is at Risk? C.Petrovitch
1245 Adjourn
2.3 Pharmacology
Tuesday, May 8
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Risks and Complications of Blood Transfusion C.Petrovitch
0830 Anesthesia for the Patient With Morbid Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea C.Petrovitch
0930 Break
0945 Congenital Heart Disease in Adults for Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan
1045 Goal Directed Fluid Therapy During Surgery: How to Improve Outcomes J.Kaplan
1145 Ethical Dilemmas in Anesthesia L.Clark
1245 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology
Wednesday, May 9
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Coronary Stents: New Guidelines—Help or Confuse? J.Kaplan
0830 Postoperative Delirium: What Can We Do to Help? L.Clark
0930 Break
0945 Substance Abuse in Anesthesia Providers L.Clark
1045 Anesthesia for the Patient With Diabetes Mellitus C.Petrovitch
1145 Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery C.Petrovitch
1245 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology
Thursday, May 10
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Acute Pain Management With Non-Opioids C.Petrovitch
0830 Acute Pain Management Using Opioids: What's Your Choice? C.Petrovitch
0930 Break
0945 TAP Blocks and Exparel: The New Kids on the Block L.Clark
1045 Fire in the OR: A Hot Topic L.Clark
1145 Case Discussion: Treatment of Rhythm Problems in the OR, PACU, and ICU J.Kaplan
1245 Adjourn
3.3 Pharmacology

20 CME I
20 CEC
8.5 Pharmacology Hours†


Apr 30, 2018


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


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Residency Program Director
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Joel A. Kaplan, MD
Editor in Chief
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of California at San Diego and University of Louisville
Dean Emeritus, School of Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Charise Petrovitch, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia

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LIVE Activity Location Details

05-07-2018 - 05-10-2018

Santa Fe, New Mexico: La Posada de Santa Fe
330 E Palace Ave
Santa Fe, NM   87501
United States of America

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