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Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Anesthesia Topics

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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, March 11
0800 Registration - Mandatory Sign In*
0825 Welcome NWAS Staff
0830 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Bioterrorism: An Update for the Anesthesia Provider -- Are You Ready? L.Guzzi
0930 Blast Injuries and Acute Lung Injury: An Anesthesia and Critical Care Review L.Guzzi
1030 Break
1045 Staying Alive: Are You Prepared for a Hospital Shooting? M.Malkin / M.Vadi
1145 Anesthesia for Trauma: The Basics L.Clark
1245 Adjourn
Monday, March 12
0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In*
0830 Intraoperative Cardiac Arrhythmias Recognition and Management L.Guzzi
0930 Update on the Guidelines for Management of the Difficult Airway L.Clark
1030 Break
1045 NPO 8 Hours or Not? L.Clark
1145 Mamas Causing Drama: Adventures in OB Anesthesia M.Vadi
1245 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology

Tuesday, March 13
0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In*
0830 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: General Guidelines L.Guzzi
0930 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Anesthesia Implications L.Guzzi
1030 Break
1045 Kids With Colds: Implication for Anesthesia M.Vadi
1145 Anesthetic Considerations During Robot-Assisted Surgery M.Malkin
1245 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology
Wednesday, March 14 - Day Open
Thursday, March 15
0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In*
0830 Surgical Fires: Prevention and Management M.Vadi
0930 Noncardiac Surgery in the Adult Congenital Heart Patient M.Vadi
1030 Break
1045 Infectious Disease and Risk for the Anesthesia Provider: Hepatitis, HIV, MRSA, the New Threats L.Guzzi
1145 TAP Blocks and Exparel: The New Kids on the Block L.Clark
1245 Adjourn 1.4 Pharmacology

Friday, March 16
0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In*
0830 Sugammadex: Let's Just Relax Everybody L.Clark
0930 Update on the Guidelines for PACU L.Clark
1030 Break
1045 Anesthesia and Obesity: A Growing Problem L.Guzzi
1145 Neuraxial Blockade and Anticoagulant Therapy M.Malkin
1245 Adjourn 2.4 Pharmacology

20 CME I
20 Class A CEC
6.4 Pharmacology Hours†


Feb 26, 2018


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


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Residency Program Director
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Louis Guzzi, MD
Attending in Anesthesia and CCM
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and CCM
Florida State University School of Medicine
FHMG Medical Group
Orlando, Florida

Mathew R. Malkin, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Non-Operating Room Anesthesia
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, California

Marissa G. Vadi, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Anesthesia Simulation
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, California

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LIVE Activity Location Details

03-11-2018 - 03-16-2018

Playa Conchal, Costa Rica: Westin Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal
G, Cabo Velas
Playa Conchal   50308
Costa Rica

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