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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.

Wednesday, May 16
0700 Registration Mandatory Sign In Breakfast
0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
0730 Natural Disaster Management: Theory and Practice L.Pelinka
0830 Murphy's Law: Minimizing the Risk of Anesthesia L.Pelinka
0930 Break
0945 Drug Related Errors and How to Avoid Them L.Pelinka
1045 Update: Trauma Anesthesia M.Murray
1145 Management of the Patient With Acute Coagulopathy of Trauma M.Murray
1245 Adjourn
Thursday, May 17
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Review: Care of Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury M.Murray
0830 Managing the Patient With an Unstable Spine M.Murray
0930 Break
0945 Regional Anesthesia and Anticoagulation L.Misra
1045 Subanesthetic Ketamine: What's Old Is New Again! L.Misra
1145 Hypotension in Beach Chair Position L.Misra
1245 Adjourn
Friday, May 18
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 What's New in Understanding Blast Injury M.Murray
0830 Burn Injury M.Murray
0930 Break
0945 Sugammadex: My Favorite Doughnut L.Pelinka
1045 Is There a Medical Professional Aboard This Aircraft? L.Pelinka
1145 Challenges at 35,000 ft: Case Discussions L.Pelinka
1245 Adjourn

Saturday, May 19
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Damage Control Resuscitation M.Murray
0830 Colloid vs. Crystalloid for Resuscitation of Trauma Patients M.Murray
0930 Break
0945 NOAC Reversal Agents: A Dream Come True? L.Pelinka
1045 Forever Young: Anesthesia in the Elderly L.Pelinka
1145 Issues With the Elderly: Case Discussions L.Pelinka
1245 Adjourn

20 CME I / 20 CEC / Pharmacology Hours TBD†


May 09, 2018


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


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

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

Michael J. Murray MD PhD FCCM FCCP
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology
College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, Arizona
Staff Anesthesiologist
Grand Canyon Anesthesiology Consultants
Phoenix, Arizona

Linda E. Pelinka, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology and
Critical Care Medicine
University of Vienna and
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of
Experimental and Clinical Traumatology
Vienna, Austria, European Union

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LIVE Activity Location Details

05-16-2018 - 05-19-2018

Scottsdale, Arizona: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
6114 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ   85253
United States of America

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