Bonita Springs, Florida

Bonita Springs is a welcoming beach community in Southwest Florida between Fort Myers and Naples. Whether you’re looking to explore nature, relax on the beach, or take a boat out on its clear waters, Bonita Springs is an unforgettable destination with a little something for everyone.

Bonita Springs is home to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, a 21-acre celebration of Florida’s wildlife and habitats. Everglades Wonder Gardens will also give you a glimpse into Florida’s natural history, featuring native vegetation, butterflies, alligators, snakes, birds, flamingos, tortoises, and more. Enjoy the wildlife and views at Barefoot Beach Preserve or rent a boat to take out on the water at Bay Water Boat Rentals. Bonita Springs Public Beach is a great place to go swimming, or seek out the privacy of Lovers Key State Park, a great spot for beachcombing accessible by boardwalk and public tram. Keep your eyes open for manatees and dolphins! Fishing and other outdoor activities including golf, kayaking, and parasailing are popular here. Play 18 holes at Raptor Bay or Bonita Fairways, paddle down the mangroves in Estero bay, or catch some air parasailing the skies of Bonita Bay. Watersports rentals of every kind are easily available as are charter tours, boats for fishing, and sailing certifications.

Take a lazy day to shop 140 stores at the Mirmar Outlets or wine and dine with fresh seafood at Tarpon Bay. Browse the galleries of the Art League of Bonita Springs, an arts organization that hosts both local and traveling art exhibitions and community events.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

Located on 26 lush, tropical acres overlooking Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in Bonita Springs, you’ll find a casual environment that invites limitless recreation and relaxation. Recently honored with Florida Green Lodging’s Three Palm eco-friendly certification, this hotel rewards you with a refreshing respite, surrounded by the best of Bonita Springs and Southwest Florida. Partial Bay View Rooms with Full Balconies feature a 65” HDTV with streaming capability, laptop sized electronic safe, coffee/tea maker, mini-cooler, iron/board, makeup mirror, hair dryer and more.

Here are just a few of the ways you can enjoy your stay:
- Tee off with 18 holes at Raptor Bay Golf Club, the world’s first Audubon certified resort golf course
- Recharge with indulgent treatments and therapies, at the Stillwater Spa
- Plunge down the 140 foot waterslide, or go for a dip in three refreshing pools
- Unmatched recreation on the water, available moments from the resort
- Epicurean delights await you, at Tanglewood and Tarpon Bay restaurants
- Work out at the StayFit™ Gym, featuring the latest in Life Fitness Cardio equipment

You will also enjoy a collection of resort shops, on-site car rental and tour services for your convenience. Discover for yourself why this resort was recently named among Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels!

The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa is located approximately 14.7 miles from the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Hotel parking is approximately $27 per night for Valet, and $18 per night for self-parking. Parking rates subject to change without notice.

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 in reviewing, updating, and/or expanding 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
Bonita Springs, Florida
May 31 - June 3, 2023

Wednesday, May 31

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Mechanical Ventilation: Does the Mode Matter? L.Morrow
  0830 Ventilator Graphics L.Morrow
  0930 Break
  0945 Shock R.Barraco
  1045 Geriatric Trauma R.Barraco
  1145 Applied Respiratory Physiology for Critical Care S.Akhtar
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, June 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Sedation in the ICU S.Akhtar
  0830 Pharmacological Management of Delirium S.Akhtar
  0930 Break
  0945 The Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Perpetuating Myths Since 2001 L.Morrow
  1045 Managing the Obese ICU Patient L.Morrow
  1145 Airway R.Barraco
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, June 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pregnancy and Trauma R.Barraco
  0830 Nutrition in the Critically Ill Patient R.Barraco
  0930 Break
  0945 Glycemic Control in the ICU S.Akhtar
  1045 Fluids, Electrolytes and Hypertonic Therapy in the ICU S.Akhtar
  1145 From Swan to Cheetah: Hemodynamic Monitoring in the ICU L.Morrow
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, June 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 You Won't Believe What I Saw in the ICU Today L.Morrow
  0830 Managing Organ Donors in Your ICU L.Morrow
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Myocardial Infarction S.Akhtar
  1045 Chest and Abdominal Trauma R.Barraco
  1145 Ethics in the ICU R.Barraco
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 4/11/22

FACULTY

Shamsuddin Akhtar, MD
Section Chief, Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology
Director Anesthesia Critical Care
Past-President Society for Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesia
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Robert D. Barraco, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCP
Chief Academic Officer
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Associate Dean for Educational Affairs
Professor of Surgery, Acute Care Surgery
USF Morsani College of Medicine - Lehigh Valley
Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lee Morrow, MD, MSc, FCP, FCCP, ATSF, FCCM
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Director
Creighton University
Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Nebraska-Western Iowa VA Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

PROGRAM COORDINATOR
(non-speaking role)

Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical Trauma ICU
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, 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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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 April 01, 2023 to May 01, 2023. No refund after May 01, 2023; 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! Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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.

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.