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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.

Wednesday, August 1
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: Stents and CIEDs in the Perioperative Period M.Murphy
0930 Break
0945 Monitoring Cerebral Oximetry: Can This Improve Patient Outcomes? C.Petrovitch
1045 An Update on Regional Anesthesia and Anticoagulation C.Petrovitch
1145 Enhanced Recovery? Should This Now Be Standard of Care? S.Brudney
1245 Adjourn
Thursday, August 2
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast 0730 Morbid Obesity and Anesthesia S.Brudney
0830 Carotid Artery Disease and Its Repair S.Brudney 0930 Break
0945 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy
1045 Avoiding Fires in the OR C.Petrovitch
1145 Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery C.Petrovitch
1245 Adjourn
Friday, August 3
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Anesthesia and Postoperative Delirium C.Petrovitch
0830 Acute Pain Management: Opioids and Non-Opioids --What's Your Choice? C.Petrovitch
0930 Break
0945 Malignant Hyperthermia: More Than Go Get the Ice? C.Petrovitch
1045 Pharmacology Update 2018 S.Brudney
1145 Sedation in the ICU: What Is the State of the Art? S.Brudney
1245 Adjourn

Saturday, August 4
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Does It Matter What Fluids I Use in the OR? S.Brudney
0830 Current Concepts in Transfusion Medicine S.Brudney
0930 Break
0945 Update on Risk Management and Ethics in Anesthesia M.Murphy
1045 If the Procedure Went Well, Why Am I Blind? POVL M.Murphy
1145 Herbs, Supplements, and Other Substances Your Patients Are Taking M.Murphy
1245 Adjourn

20 CME I
20 CEC
Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Jul 25, 2018


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


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Charles S. Brudney, MB, BCh, FRCA
Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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

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LIVE Activity Location Details

08-01-2018 - 08-04-2018

San Diego, California: Hotel Solamar
435 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA   92101
United States of America

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