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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
0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
0755 Welcome NWS Staff
0800 Update on Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient T.Grissom
0900 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient: Dogma and Controversy T.Grissom
1000 Break
1115 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS): Anesthesia Optimization J.Leslie
1215 Checklists for Anesthesia Practitioners: No Brainers? J.Leslie
1245 Cardinal Skills for Comprehensive EKG Interpretation M.Kossick
1315 Adjourn
Tuesday, May 22
0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
0800 EKG Lead Configuration, Potential EKG Anatomical Mapping, and Evidence of Ischemia M.Kossick
0900 Understanding the Pros and Cons of Computerized ST Segment Analysis M.Kossick
1000 Break
1015 Damage Control Radiology in Trauma: What the Anesthesia Provider Needs to Know T.Grissom
1115 Ketamine: Sooner or Later, Everything Old is New Again T.Grissom
1215 Problem-Based Anesthesia: 20+ Cases When I Learned Something New! J.Leslie
1315 Adjourn
Wednesday, May 23 - Day Open
Thursday, May 24
0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
0800 Anesthesia for Laparoscopy J.Leslie
0900 Prevention and Treatment of Perioperative Hypertension J.Leslie
1000 Break
1015 EKG Lead Selection: Does It Matter? M.Kossick
1115 The Preop 12-Lead EKG and Prior MI: What Is the Diagnostic Criteria? M.Kossick
1215 Perioperative Considerations for the Patient With Spinal Cord Injury T.Grissom
1315 Adjourn

Friday, May 25
0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
0800 Anesthetic Considerations for Care of the Patient With Traumatic Brain Injury T.Grissom
0900 In Search of the Perfect Clot: Management of the Actively Bleeding Patient T.Grissom
1000 Break
1015 Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Implications for Axis Deviation, Hypertrophy, Bundle Branch Blocks and Hemiblocks M.Kossick
1115 Anesthetic Considerations in the Geriatric Patient J.Leslie
1215 Anesthesia and Alzheimer's Disease J.Leslie
1315 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

Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Anesthesia Simulation Education Coordinator
School of Nursing
College of Health and Human Sciences
Western Carolina University
Asheville, North Carolina

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

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LIVE Activity Location Details

05-21-2018 - 05-25-2018

Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Kattengat 1
Amsterdam   1012 SZ

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