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Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Clinical Concerns in Anesthesia

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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.

Sunday, July 8 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1630 Ship Sails
Monday, July 9 - Scenic Cruising Inside Passage
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
0725 Welcome
0730 Preoperative Optimization J.Sanders
0830 Breakfast Break
0930 Management of Preoperative Anemia: EPO Is Not Just for Bicyclists J.Sanders
1030 Cardinal Skills for Comprehensive EKG Interpretation M.Kossick
1130 EKG Lead Configuration, Potential EKG Anatomical Mapping, and Evidence of Ischemia M.Kossick
1230 Understanding the Pros and Cons of Computerized ST Segment Analysis M.Kossick
1330 Adjourn
Tuesday, July 10 - Sitka, Alaska
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
0715 Pediatric Anesthesia: Dangerous Perioperative Problems and Their Prevention J.Sanders
0815 How Do I Handle a Catastrophe in the OR? J.Sanders
0915 Adjourn
Wednesday, July 11 - Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
0715 EKG Lead Selection: Does It Matter? M.Kossick
0815 The Preop 12-Lead EKG and Prior MI: What Is the Diagnostic Criteria? M.Kossick
0915 Break
1500 Laparoscopic Surgery in Adults and Children J.Sanders
1600 Pain Management in Children Analgesia Without Side Effects J.Sanders
1700 Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgical Emergencies: An Interactive Session J.Sanders
1800 Adjourn
Thursday, July 12 - Juneau, Alaska - Day Open
Friday, July 13 - Ketchikan, Alaska - Afternoon Open
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
0715 Practice 12-Lead EKGs and Rhythm Strips I M.Kossick
0815 Breakfast Break
0915 Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Implications for Axis Deviation, Hypertrophy, Bundle Branch Blocks and Hemiblocks M.Kossick
1015 Diagnostic Criteria and Treatment Strategies for Atrial Fibrillation M.Kossick
1115 American Heart Association Update on the Treatment Strategies for Malignant Arrhythmias M.Kossick
1215 Adjourn

Saturday, July 14 - Scenic Cruising Inside Passage
0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
0645 Practice 12-Lead EKGs and EKG Rhythm Strips II M.Kossick
0745 Breakfast Break
0830 Dexmedetomidine, Ketamine and Friends: TIVA Is Not Just Propofol J.Sanders
0930 A Few Things We Thought We Knew but We Were Wrong J.Sanders
1030 Easy Traps to Fall Into and How to Avoid Them J.Sanders
1130 Adjourn

20 CME
20 CEC
Pharmacology Hours TBD †

Sunday, July 15 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Disembark
Departure as scheduled


Jun 08, 2018


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


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

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 C Sanders, FRCA, MBBS, BA, MA
Attending Anesthesiologist
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Associate Professor, Pediatric Anesthesiology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

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LIVE Activity Location Details

07-08-2018 - 07-15-2018

Alaska Hubbard Glacier via the Inside Passage Cruise: Celebrity Infinity
999 Canada Place
Vancouver   V6C 3E1

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