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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 14
0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0755 Welcome NWAS Staff
0800 Evidence-Based Preanesthesia Evaluation W.Buhrman
0900 Anesthesia for Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy W.Buhrman
1000 Break
1015 Preop Preparation of the Cardiac Patient for Noncardiac Surgery D.Sutherland
1115 Perioperative Home: Home Sweet Home? D.Sutherland
1215 Checklist for Trauma and Emergency Anesthesia C.Smith
1315 Adjourn
Tuesday, May 15
0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0800 Massive Transfusion Protocol in Trauma Anesthesia C.Smith
0900 Emergency Airway Management in Trauma C.Smith
1000 Break
1015 Working Harder, Longer, and Faster for Less W.Buhrman
1115 Reducing Variation in Anesthesia Care: Evidence-Based Guidelines and Policies W.Buhrman
1215 Opioid Crisis 2018: The Role for Interventional Pain Management D.Sutherland
1315 Adjourn
Wednesday, May 16 - Day Open
Thursday, May 17
0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0800 The Anesthesia Provider and Technology: Are We Forgetting About the Patient? D.Sutherland
0900 Interventional Pain Management 2017: What's New and What's Old? D.Sutherland
1000 Break
1015 Anesthesia and Cardiac Trauma: Case Presentations C.Smith
1115 Anesthetic Considerations for Ocular and Maxillofacial Trauma C.Smith
1215 ERAS: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery - "Coming to a Hospital Near You!" W.Buhrman
1315 Adjourn

Friday, May 18
0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0800 Monitoring and Reversal of Nondepolarizing Relaxants: Impact of Sugammadex C.Smith
0900 Goal-Directed Fluid Management W.Buhrman
1000 Break
1015 Anesthesia for Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab Procedures: Pacemakers and ICDs
1115 Anticoagulation 2018: How Do We Stop the Bleeding?
1215 Myths of Anesthesia
1315 Adjourn

20 CME I
20 CEC
Pharmacology Hours TBD†


May 07, 2018


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


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

William Currie Buhrman, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
UNC School of Medicine
Chief of Anesthesia
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

Charles E. Smith, MD
Professor of Anesthesia
Attending Anesthesiologist
Director, Anesthesia Research
MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Dale F. Sutherland, MD
Delaware Anesthesia Associates
Director, Cardiac Anesthesia
Pain Management
Lewes, Delaware

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LIVE Activity Location Details

05-14-2018 - 05-18-2018

Willemstad, Curacao: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino
1 97223 Baden Powellweg
Netherlands Antilles

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