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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, June 11
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
0730 Managing the Patient With Cardiac Disease I: What Does Cardiac Clearance Really Mean? M.Murphy
0830 Managing the Patient With Cardiac Disease II: Beta Blockers, Statins, Alpha Agonists --Oh My! M.Murphy
0930 Break
0945 Obstetrical Emergencies I R.McAllister
1045 Obstetrical Emergencies II R.McAllister
1145 Monitoring Cerebral Oximetry: Can We Improve Outcomes When the Brain Is at Risk? C.Petrovitch
1245 Adjourn
Tuesday, June 12
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 Update on Regional Anesthesia and Anticoagulation. M.Murphy
1045 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy
1145 Vision for the Future: Update on Postoperative Vision Loss R.McAllister
1245 Adjourn
Wednesday, June 13
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity History and the Latest Recommendations R.McAllister
0830 Update on the Role of Lipid Emulsion in Clinical Practice: New Roles and Research Into Future Roles R.McAllister
0930 Break
0945 Risk Management: The Minefields Where You Walk and Work M.Murphy
1045 Anesthesia for the Patient With Diabetes Mellitus C.Petrovitch
1145 Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery C.Petrovitch
1245 Adjourn

Thursday, June 14
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 The Dangers of Social Media in Medical Practice R.McAllister
0830 Acute Pain Management with Non-Opioids C.Petrovitch
0930 Break
0945 Acute Pain Management Using Opioids: What's Your Choice? C.Petrovitch
1045 How Federal Regulations Affect Anesthesia Practice M.Murphy
1145 Fire in the OR: Who Really Gets Burned? M.Murphy
1245 Adjourn

20 CME I / 20 CEC / Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Jun 04, 2018


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


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Mark T. Murphy, MD
MSN Education, LLC
Austin, Texas
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

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

Russell Keith McAllister, MD, DABPM
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Assistant Dean of Quality and Patient Safety
Residency Program Director
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Scott & White Medical Center
Temple, Texas

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LIVE Activity Location Details

06-11-2018 - 06-14-2018

St. Pete Beach, Florida: Tradewinds Island Grand Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL   33706
United States of America

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