Duck Key, Florida

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If you’ve had enough of an overcrowded and weary world, the islands of the Lower Keys are the place for you. You can snorkel or dive over the Looe Key coral reef, ride a bicycle through Key Deer country, take a fishing adventure in the back country, or troll the deep blue waters beyond the reef.

Hawks Cay Island Resort, located midway down the Florida Keys on the secluded 60 acre island of Duck Key, offers some of the world’s best fishing, exciting water sports, dolphin interaction programs, a saltwater lagoon, five gorgeous swimming pools, and luxurious accommodations. Other nearby Keys have hidden treasures for everyone to discover.

At Marathon’s Crane Point, visitors can hike through a wondrously preserved tropical hardwood grove and visit the home of an early 20th Century settler family. Sombrero Reef, a federally protected section of the United States’ only living coral barrier reef, lies just a few miles offshore. Marathon’s natural environment has activities for everyone, spectacular sailing, fishing, diving, snorkeling, and scuba appeal to families, as do the island’s impeccably maintained Sombrero Beach and a host of eco-attractions and marine-based environmental programs such as turtle encounters. Beyond it are the deep blue waters of the Florida Straits, which host world-class wreck diving on artificial reefs.

Plan a vacation with your family and friends where you can dine in exquisite restaurants and relax in a full-service spa, while kids and teens have fun, all in the casual, relaxed pace of the Keys. Daily flights are offered into nearby Miami (90 miles), Fort Lauderdale (130 miles), and Key West (60 miles) International airports. Having a rental car is advised. For those who prefer to travel via water, Hawks Cay can easily be reached via the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico and offers a full-service marina, with dockage for vessels up to 110 feet.

Hawks Cay Resort

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Hawks Cay offers a true resort retreat. Hawks Cay Resort is the only resort in the continental United States that features an on-site dolphin research facility, with a variety of educational and exciting programs for adults, children, and the entire family to enjoy. Located just a few miles from the dock are the only living coral reefs in the continental United States, the strong Gulfstream currents, the fish-filled waters of Everglades National Park, and many productive local flats and bridges.

Hawks Cay Marina features knowledgeable and friendly Florida Keys fishing captains and guides and a complete fleet of both charter boats, rides, and rentals to accommodate anglers and water lovers of all ages and skill levels. The resort also offers plenty of activities for little ones, tweens, and teens. For adults, the Calm Waters Spa, ranked top 25 in North America by Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Awards" in 2009 and 2010, provides an exceptional yet unassuming escape where you can indulge in revitalizing island-inspired spa treatments. From a romantic dinner at Alma and a cozy glass of wine by the fire pit, to a toes-in-the-sand lunch at Beach Grill, Hawks Cay restaurants offer diverse menus and settings all within a short stroll from your room. All rooms feature amenities such as premium bedding, bathrobes, flat screen TV, wireless Internet access, mini-fridge, and safe.

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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
Duck Key, Florida
December 3-6, 2020

Thursday, December 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Shock: An Overview J.Shiber  
  0830 Trauma Airway Management J.Shiber  
  0930 Break
  0945 Update in ARDS J.Kress  
  1045 Acid-Base J.Kress  
  1145 Glucose Control in the ICU R.Lenhardt  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, December 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Fluids in Neocritical Care: An Update R.Lenhardt  
  0830 Anticoagulation in the ICU R.Lenhardt  
  0930 Break
  0945 Post-Cardiac Arrest Care J.Shiber  
  1045 Traumatic Brain Injury Update J.Shiber  
  1145 Complications in the ICU J.Kress  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Saturday, December 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Sedation / Analgesia / Delirium J.Kress  
  0830 ICU Care: Less Is More J.Kress  
  0930 Break
  0945 Thermoregulation in ICU Patients R.Lenhardt  
  1045 Acute Stroke: A Review of Modern Guidelines R.Lenhardt  
  1145 Cardiac Devices: Pacers, ICDs, VADs J.Shiber  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Sunday, December 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Noninvasive Ventilation in the ED or ICU J.Shiber  
  0830 EKGs (a Curriculum of Lectures: Ischemia, Infarction, Arrhythmias, etc.) J.Shiber  
  0930 Break
  0945 Antibiotics / Infection in the ICU J.Kress  
  1045 Nutrition and the Microbiome J.Kress  
  1145 Management of the Brain Dead Donor R.Lenhardt  
  1245 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  

FACULTY

John P. Kress, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Director, Medical ICU
University of Chicago
Department of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Chicago, Illinois

Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Preoperative Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Joseph R. Shiber, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM, FCCM
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Neurology and Surgery
Co-Director Neuroscience ICU and ICU UF North
Director ECMO / Advanced Lung Service
Intensivist SICU / TICU
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, Florida

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 Anesthesia 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 I 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 I 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: NWAS 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 T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida and Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia 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 October 4, 2020 to November 3, 2020. No refund after November 3, 2020; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS 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 Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

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.