Key West, Florida

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With its charming lanes, quaint shops, and fabulous vintage “Conch Homes,” the scenery of Key West will enchant you. From lush tropical foliage to breathtaking turquoise waters, Key West is the perfect setting for unrivaled watersports, seaside dining, souvenir hunting, and local cultural experiences.

Snorkeling and diving enthusiasts will not want to miss swimming amongst the only living coral reef in the continental U.S. Look out for parrotfish, multi-colored wrasses, grouper, butterfly fish, angelfish, hogfish, porcupinefish, trumpetfish, and snapper. Turtles, rays, lobsters, and dolphins also make their home in this living reef. Back on land, tee up at The Key West Golf Club, designed by golf legend Rees Jones. This course is suited to players of all abilities. Key West also hosts the former home of Ernest Hemingway, now accessible to thousands of visitors every year as a museum.

Shopping Key West is a delight. Here, you’ll find treasures unlike anywhere else. Get beach ready with a pair of Kino sandals, made right in Key West, or stop in to one of many unique art galleries for a native masterpiece to take home. When it’s time to eat, dining options are abundant and diverse, whether you’re barefoot or ready for china and silver. Take a food tour to sample fare from several prominent Key West restaurants.

Margaritaville Resort & Marina Key West

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We are pleased to offer you the resort in Key West with the absolute best location of any hotel in the area! Margaritaville Key West Resort is located in the heart of historic old-town Key West, directly on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, next to Sunset Pier. This lovely hotel is in traditional Key West romantic Victorian-style and offers elegantly appointed rooms with the Heavenly Bed®.

Just steps from your door are all the famous attractions of Key West. All around you will find wonderful restaurants, bars, clubs, and souvenir shops. When you want an escape from the attractions and need to feel the tropical breeze, Margaritaville Key West Resort is ready to oblige with their own private tropical island retreat just 500 yards off the coast. This tranquil beach area provides access to cool drinks, cabanas, and some of the best service in the Florida Keys (fee applies).

Margaritaville Key West Resort also boasts one of the best restaurants in Key West with dramatic water views. Don’t wait to book your room - our group rates are deeply discounted for this premiere property and sell out early each year.

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
Key West, Florida
March 23-26, 2020

Monday, March 23

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 Initial Management Strategies in Treating Trauma Patients J.Claridge  
  0800 Managing the Polytrauma Patient, Including TBIs J.Claridge  
  0900 Fluid Management P.Marik  
  1000 Break
  1015 Lactate Myths P.Marik  
  1115 Goal-Directed Therapy in the ICU: What's the Evidence? E.Kistler  
  1215 Postoperative Care of the Surgical Patient E.Kistler  
  1315 Adjourn
1.7 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Tuesday, March 24

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Hemodynamic Management and New Modalities for BP Management E.Kistler  
  0800 Circulatory Shock: Current Management E.Kistler  
  0900 Taking Care of Obese Patients in the ICU J.Claridge  
  1000 Break
  1015 Resuscitation and Management of the Bleeding and Coagulopathic Patient J.Claridge  
  1115 Sepsis 2020 P.Marik  
  1215 Vitamin C, Hydrocortisone and Thiamine for Sepsis P.Marik  
  1315 Adjourn
2.1 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Wednesday, March 25

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Mobility in the ICU P.Marik  
  0800 ARDS 2020 P.Marik  
  0900 ICU Ventilator Management E.Kistler  
  1000 Break
  1015 ICU Analgesia and Sedation E.Kistler  
  1115 Rhabdomyolysis and Compartment Syndromes J.Claridge  
  1215 Intra-Abdominal Sepsis, Source Control, Stewardship and the Microbiome J.Claridge  
  1315 Adjourn
2 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, March 26

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Hypertensive Crisis P.Marik  
  0800 Nutrition in the ICU P.Marik  
  0900 Using Informatics and Systems to Improve Patient Care J.Claridge  
  1000 Break
  1015 Best Practice in ICU Design and Flow J.Claridge  
  1115 Airway Management in the ICU E.Kistler  
  1215 Beta Blockers in Acute Illness E.Kistler  
  1315 Adjourn
2.2 Pharmacology Hours

24 CME

24 CEC

8 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Paul E. Marik, MD, FCCP, FCCM
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Department of Internal Medicine
Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Norfolk, Virginia

Erik B. Kistler, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Anesthesia Critical Care (ACCM) VA ICU Service
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
University of California San Diego / VA San Diego
Adjunct Professor
Department of Bioengineering
University of California
San Diego, California

Jeffrey Claridge, MD
Professor of Surgery and Critical care
MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
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Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical ICU
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Program Coordinator

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 24 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 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 24 Class A CE; Code Number 1037604; Expiration Date 3/26/2020.

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 24 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 24 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 September 15, 2019 to October 15, 2019. No refund after October 15, 2019; 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.