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Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Clinical Topics 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.

Monday, August 20
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
0730 Steroids and Surgery S.Lowson
0830 Beta Blockers and Statins S.Lowson
0930 Break
0945 What Is New in Obstetric Anesthesia? B.Clayton
1045 Perianesthesia Management of Preeclampsia / Eclampsia B.Clayton
1145 Ultrasound 101: What's Different About Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia? S.Clendenen
1245 Adjourn
2.3 Pharmacology Hours
Tuesday, August 21
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Ultrasound-Guided Central Neuraxial Block: Spinals, Thoracic and Lumbar Epidurals S.Clendenen
0830 Paravertebral Blocks S.Clendenen
0930 Break
0945 Arrhythmias: The Tachycardias S.Lowson
1045 Arrhythmias: The Bradycardias and Others S.Lowson
1145 Code in the OB Unit: Resuscitation Efforts for Mom and Baby B.Clayton
1245 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours
Wednesday, August 22 - Day Open
Thursday, August 23
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Management of Massive Obstetric Hemorrhage B.Clayton
0830 AANA Foundation Closed Claim Study: Lessons Learned B.Clayton
0930 Break
0945 Obstructive Sleep Apnea S.Clendenen
1045 Enhanced Recovery Protocols and Anesthesia S.Clendenen
1145 Perioperative Glucose Control S.Lowson
1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours
Friday, August 24
0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 The New Anticoagulants: What to Do With Them and How to Reverse Them S.Lowson
0830 The Darkside of Opiates for Perioperative Pain Control S.Lowson
0930 Break
0945 Medical Legal Considerations Related to Obstetric Anesthesia B.Clayton
1045 Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia for Orthopedic Surgery S.Clendenen
1145 Regional Anesthesia Complication: Nerve Injury and Local Anesthesia Toxicity S.Clendenen
1245 Adjourn
2.5 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME
20 CEC
8.2 Pharmacology Hours†


Aug 13, 2018


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


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, MS, CRNA
Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Major
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
College of Nursing
Cincinnati, Ohio

Steven R. Clendenen, MD
Chair, Division of Regional Anesthesia
Vice-Chair Practice, Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida

Stuart Lowson, MD, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Surgical/Trauma ICU
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

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LIVE Activity Location Details

08-20-2018 - 08-24-2018

Anchorage, Alaska: The Lakefront Anchorage
4800 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, AK   99517
United States of America

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