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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 Cardiovascular Pharmacology I: Ischemic Heart Disease J.Kaplan
0830 Cardiovascular Pharmacology II: Heart Failure J.Kaplan
0930 Break
0945 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation: Do the Guidelines Tell Us What We Need to Know? E.Lobato
1045 Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation: Why Is It Important and What Do We Really Need to Know? E.Lobato
1145 Are You Confused About Delirium (and Its Causation, Prevention, and Treatment)? J.Drummond
1245 Adjourn
Tuesday, June 12
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Hard Lessons Learned From Unanticipated Bad Outcomes (Part I) J.Drummond
0830 Hard Lessons Learned From Unanticipated Bad Outcomes (Part II) J.Drummond
0930 Break
0945 Anesthesia for Myocardial Revascularization J.Kaplan
1045 Anesthesia Care for TAVR (Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement) or MitraClip Procedures J.Kaplan
1145 The Outpatient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea E.Lobato
1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, June 13 - Open Day

Thursday, June 14
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 The Surgical Patient on Angiotensin-Blocking Drugs: Facts and Controversies E.Lobato
0830 Anesthesia in the Elderly Patient: Clinical Pearls E.Lobato
0930 Break
0945 Should Our Patients (Some, All, or None) Take Statins Preoperatively? J.Drummond
1045 Should Anyone Else in the OR Be Taking Statins Too? J.Drummond
1145 PBLD: Congenital Heart Disease in Adults for Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan
1245 Adjourn

Friday, June 15
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Noncardiac Surgery in Patients With CIEDs, VADs, or Transplants J.Kaplan
0830 Noninvasive Cardiac Output Monitors: State of the Art in the Operating Room J.Kaplan
0930 Break
0945 Perioperative Management of Antiplatelet and Antithrombotic Therapy E.Lobato
1045 The Cocaine Positive Patient Scheduled for Elective Surgery: Cancel, Delay, or Press On? E.Lobato
1145 The Evolving View of Anesthetic Neurotoxicity in Infants J.Drummond
1245 Adjourn

20 CME
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

John C. Drummond, MD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of California, San Diego
Staff Anesthesiologist, VA Medical Center
San Diego, California

Joel A. Kaplan, MD
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of California at San Diego and University of Louisville
Dean Emeritus, School of Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Emilio B. Lobato, MD
Anesthesiology Services
North Florida/South Georgia VAMC
Gainesville, Florida

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LIVE Activity Location Details

06-11-2018 - 06-15-2018

Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Hotel Terra
3335 Village Dr
Teton Village, WY   83025
United States of America

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