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Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Anesthesia Update

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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, July 23
0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0655 Welcome NWAS Staff
0700 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost
0800 ASA 1-2 Patient: Surgeon Wants Total Preop Testing --Is That OK? E.Frost
0900 Preoperative Risk Assessment C.Popa
1000 Break
1015 Difficult Airway Algorithm C.Popa
1115 Impact of Ultrasound on Pediatric Anesthesia A.Spencer
1215 Antral Sonography: From Theory to Clinical Use A.Spencer
1315 Adjourn
Tuesday, July 24
0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0700 Pediatric ERAS: Are We There Yet? A.Spencer
0800 Emergence Agitation and Delirium: Prevention and Management A.Spencer
0900 Neuroanesthesia: Not Just for the Neuroanesthesiologist! E.Frost
1000 Break
1015 Spinal Cord Injury and Its Surgery: From Stem to Stern E.Frost
1115 Management of Biological Agent Casualties C.Popa
1215 Management of Chemical Agent Casualties C.Popa
1315 Adjourn
Wednesday, July 25
0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0700 Acid/Base, Fluids, and Electrolytes C.Popa
0800 Hemodynamic Monitoring C.Popa
0900 Perioperative Management of Common Congenital Heart Lesions for Noncardiac Surgery A.Spencer
1000 Break
1015 Pediatric Multimodal Analgesia A.Spencer
1115 Monitoring the Central Nervous System: New Gadgets --Do They Really Help? E.Frost
1215 PBLD: What Would You Do if the Patient's Brain Is Herniating and Other Crisis Moments in Neuroanesthesia E.Frost
1315 Adjourn

Thursday, July 26
0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0700 Where Is the Basement Anyway? What Goes on in Interventional Radiology? E.Frost
0800 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight: How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost
0900 PONV in Adults and Children: A Look at Current Evidence A.Spencer
1000 Break
1015 Anaphylaxis A.Spencer
1115 Perioperative Medication Management C.Popa
1215 Needlestick Injuries C.Popa
1315 Adjourn

24 CME I
24 CEC
Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Jul 16, 2018


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


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Elizabeth Frost, MD
Professor of Anesthesia
Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Christian Popa, MD
Colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Director, Critical Care Anesthesiology
Walter Reed Army National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland

Adam Spencer, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Director of Acute Pain Services
Complex Pain Physician
Vi Riddell Complex Pain and Rehabilitation Centre
Alberta Children’s Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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LIVE Activity Location Details

07-23-2018 - 07-26-2018

Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania: Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
250 Kalahari Boulevard
Pocono Manor, PA   18349
United States of America

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