Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau is perfect for sun, sand, and surf. Experience the wonder of a thriving coral reef or the intrigue of a sunken wreck on a dive excursion or tour via glass-bottomed boat. Soft white sands and clear waters perfect for snorkeling can be found in many places across the island, but Cable Beach is a hidden gem open to the public. Alternatively, swim with dolphins, meet stingrays and sea lions, or take a Segway tour around Blue Lagoon Island, just a short ferry ride away. Travelling with kids is a breeze when visiting one of the biggest attractions on the islands, Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island. Aquaventure will keep families busy with a multitude of exciting waterslides and pools.

Nature enthusiasts won’t want to miss Ardastra Gardens, Zoo, and Conservation Center. Here visitors will enjoy a variety of native vegetation and the unique opportunity to get up close with flamingos, parrots, and colorful rainbow lorikeets. Discover Nassau’s storied history as a safe haven for pirates, a slave trade hub, and also a hotly contested territory between the British, French, and Spanish until the late 18th century. Walk the Queen’s Staircase to Fort Fincastle, a Bahamian landmark built by slaves in tribute to Queen Victoria’s help in the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas.

Seeking a little native Bahamian culture? Visit The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, an exhibit of paintings, crafts, and more by local artists, all housed in a restored building.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

Located on Cable Beach, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar offers you a piece of paradise in The Bahamas. Explore the city of Nassau, dive into pristine waters, and soak up the sun. A destination within a destination, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar offers a luxury stay during your island getaway. Enjoy miles of sun-soaked beaches, interesting eco-attractions, and the vibrant community of Nassau.  Play the night away at the Baha Mar Casino, featuring 100,000 sq ft of gaming excitement. Hit the links at the Resort's dynamic 18-hole, 72-par Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course or enjoy a tennis match on one of the following surfaces: clay, hard tru or grass at the The Racquet Club at Baha Mar.  Indulge and stay fit at the 30,000 sq ft ESPA at Baha Mar with state of the art fitness facility.

Baha Mar resort guests enjoy exclusive and unlimited access to the new Baha Bay Luxury Beachfront Waterpark, designed to perfectly fuse relaxing island chill with exhilarating fun for the entire family. This luxurious water park is directly adjacent to Baha Mar and set on 15 lush beachfront acres. With an array of spectacular experiences and tantalizing cuisine, however you like to play in the sun, it awaits you at Baha Bay. Unwind in one of six awe-inspiring pools, exlcusive to resort guests or lounge on 3,000 feet of sugary white sand. From cocktails on the beach at Out Island Bar to Mediterranean cuisine served in an open-kitchen ambience at 3 Tides and everything in-between, guests can enjoy island-inspired and global cuisine crafted by a team of highly acclaimed local and international chefs. For added convenience, 24–hour in-room dining is also available.

Run of the house guestrooms offer one king bed or two queen beds (based on hotel availability), full or Juliet balcony, flat screen TV,  coffee service, mini-bar, iHome bluetooth docking station, laptop-sized electronic safe, make-up mirror, hair dryer, push bathrobe, slippers and espa Bath products, iron/board. The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is located 10 minutes from the Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS).

Email us at info@northwestseminars.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the critical care specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of critical care medicine must 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, 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; and provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner. Presentations are designed to facilitate the healthcare provider 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. 

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of critical care services.

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of drugs based on their chemical and pharmacologic properties.

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 all aspects of patient care regardless of the clinical environment in which the practice resides.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups in the provision of critical care services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.


Critical Care: The Team Approach
Nassau, Bahamas
January 5-8, 2022

Wednesday, January 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Life-Threatening Pulmonary Thromboembolism C.Sessler  
  0830 Mechanical Ventilation: Key Concepts C.Sessler  
  0930 Break
  0945 What's New in ARDS? K.Enfield  
  1045 Bed Side Tools to Improve Ventilator Management: Driving Pressure, the Ultrasound, and Impedance K.Enfield  
  1145 Neurogenic Respiratory Failure T.Bleck  
  1245 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, January 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 How Critical Illness Affects the Brain …and Vice Versa T.Bleck  
  0830 Critical Care of the Patient With Acute Subarachnoid Hemorrhage T.Bleck  
  0930 Break
  0945 VAP/VAT/VAC: What Is New, Old, and Different in Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia? K.Enfield  
  1045 Sepsis 2022: What's Old Is New K.Enfield  
  1145 Liberation From Mechanical Ventilation: Evidence-Based Practice C.Sessler  
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Friday, January 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Sedation and Analgesia in the ICU: Comfort Without Coma C.Sessler  
  0830 Overview of Acid-Base Disturbances C.Sessler  
  0930 Break
  0945 Seizures and Status Epilepticus T.Bleck  
  1045 Acute Stroke Intervention T.Bleck  
  1145 C. Diff in the ICU: Stewardship of Antibiotics, Testing, and the Environment K.Enfield  
  1245 Adjourn
2 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Saturday, January 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Who Benefits From the ICU? K.Enfield  
  0830 PICS: How Can We Help the Primary Care Provider? K.Enfield  
  0930 Break
  0945 Management of Severe Head Trauma T.Bleck  
  1045 Coma and Brain Death T.Bleck  
  1145 Don't Worry, Be Happy: Mitigating Burnout in the ICU C.Sessler  
  1245 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours
 
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

3.5 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/29/21

FACULTY

Tom Bleck, MD, MCCM, FNCS
Professor Emeritus of Neurological Sciences, Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology
Rush Medical College
Founding Past President, The Neurological Care Society
Chicago, Illinois

Kyle Enfield, MD
Associate Professor of Pulmonary Medicine,
Director of the Medial ICU,
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

Curtis N. Sessler, MD, FCCP, FCCM, ATSF
Orhan Muren Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Associate Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Adult Critical Care
Medical Director, Critical Care & MRICU
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Medical College of Virginia Physicians & Hospitals
Past President, American College of Chest Physicians
Richmond, Virginia

ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health and Northwest Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Anesthesiology: CME credit will be sent directly to The American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill the Part 2 requirement for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE; Code Number 1040728; Expiration Date 1/8/2022.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida and Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 30 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 November 6, 2021 to December 6, 2021. No refund after December 6, 2021; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWS including net hotel and tuition booked through NWS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWS!

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

We have a block of rooms for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, rooms are based upon availability only and may be at a higher rate. Rooms are available only through us 1 (800) 222-6927.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net

REGISTER EARLY

We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.