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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.

Monday, May 21
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
0730 Pediatric Anesthesia Updates and Challenges F.Chiao
0830 Vascular Access: History, Anatomy, Challenges and New Technology F.Chiao
0930 Break
0945 The Future Is Now: ERAS - Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
1045 Back to the Future: GDT - Noninvasive and Invasive Goal-Directed Therapy Principles Used in ERAS C.Goldstein
1145 Key Issues for Safe Anesthesia in the Morbidly Obese
1245 Adjourn
Tuesday, May 22
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Strategies of Postoperative Analgesia in Morbidly Obese
0830 Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Bariatric Surgery: Prophylaxis and Treatment A.Wadhwa
0930 Break
0945 Interventional Radiology and Satellite Anesthesia in Remote Areas
1045 Sedation Optimization With Novel Agents Including Dexmedetomidine F.Chiao
1145 The AHA! Effect: 2014 ACC/AHA Guideline on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery C.Goldstein
1245 Adjourn
Wednesday, May 23
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Hypoxemia in the Perioperative Setting: The Alveolar Gas Equation Put to Work for You C.Goldstein
0830 The New Kid on the Block I: TAVR Overview and Anesthetic Considerations C.Goldstein
0930 Break
0945 When to Say Yes, When to Say No to Regional Anesthesia
1045 Failed Blocks: Analysis of Possible Reasons, Avoidance and Emergency Strategies A.Wadhwa
1145 Alpha-2 Agonists as an Adjunct Agent to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes F.Chiao
1245 Adjourn

Thursday, May 24
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 The New Kid on the Block II: Sugammadex - Overview and Clinical Use C.Goldstein
0830 Emergence Delirium: Challenges, Controversies and New Treatment Options F.Chiao
0930 Break
0945 Recurring Issues and Treatment in the PACU F.Chiao
1045 Role of Ketamine Perioperatively A.Wadhwa
1145 Low Dose Ketamine and Acute Postoperative Pain A.Wadhwa
1245 Adjourn

20 CME I
20 CEC
Pharmacology Hours TBD†


May 14, 2018


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


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Franklin B. Chiao, MD, Masters
Assistant Professor
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York Presbyterian Medical Center
Director of Pediatric Pain
Director of Pediatric Regional Anesthesia
Instructor and Visiting Professor
New York School of Regional Anesthesia
New York, New York

Joseph Christopher Goldstein, MD
Director of Medical Informatics
Director of Anesthesia Clinical Affairs
Co-Director TAVR Program
Staff Anesthesiologist
Department of Anesthesiology
Department of Veterans Affairs, NF/SG VHS
Gainesville, Florida

Anupama N. Wadhwa, MBBS, DA, MSc
Diplomat of American Board of Anesthesiology
Professor, Director of Residency Curriculum
Director of Faculty Development
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

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LIVE Activity Location Details

05-21-2018 - 05-24-2018

Boca Raton, Florida: Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
900 S Ocean Blvd
Boca Raton, FL   33432
United States of America

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