Key West, Florida

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.

Opal Key Resort & Marina

Opal Key Resort & Marina is part of the award-winning Opal collection. You'll find a hub of relaxation and luxury in the middle of all of the excitement that Key West is famous for.  Enjoy the convenience of location, conveniently centered directly next to Mallory Square on the waterfront of Old Town Key West within a working cruise ship port, just one block from Duval Street. Guestrooms are designed to please your senses, provide comfort, and leave you feeling better than when you arrived. Guest rooms feature amenities such as plush bedding, bathrobes, premium bath products, single cup coffee maker, radio/alarm clock with iPod connection, iron/board and much more. Raise a glass and take a bite out of paradise. Ocean views and glorious sunsets add to the unforgettable dining pleasures at the Opal Key Resort & Marina. And dinner accompanied by live entertainment on Sunset Deck makes for a textbook night out in Key West.

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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
Key West, Florida
March 23-26, 2023

Thursday, March 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Mechanical Ventilation: Key Concepts C.Sessler
  0830 ARDS: Current Concepts C.Sessler
  0930 Break
  0945 The Crystalloid Journey: A Tale of IV Fluids E.Gutierrez
  1045 Resuscitation: Fluid Responsiveness and Volume Status E.Gutierrez
  1145 Noninvasive Ventilation in the ED or ICU J.Shiber
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, March 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Traumatic Brain Injury Update J.Shiber
  0830 Post Cardiac-Arrest Care J.Shiber
  0930 Break
  0945 Septic Shock: Concepts and Controversies C.Sessler
  1045 Sedation and Analgesia in the ICU: Comfort Without Coma C.Sessler
  1145 Cardiogenic Shock: Rise of the Machines E.Gutierrez
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, March 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Lactate: Can We Do Better? E.Gutierrez
  0830 Nutrition and Gut Health E.Gutierrez
  0930 Break
  0945 Trauma Airway Management J.Shiber
  1045 ICU Stroke Care J.Shiber
  1145 Overview of Acid-Base Disturbances C.Sessler
  1245 Adjourn
     

Sunday, March 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Life-Threatening Pulmonary Thromboembolism C.Sessler
  0830 Don't Worry, Be Happy: Mitigating Burnout in the ICU C.Sessler
  0930 Break
  0945 Metabolic Resuscitation E.Gutierrez
  1045 Vasopressors: Where Do We Stand in 2023? E.Gutierrez
  1145 The History of Resuscitation J.Shiber
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 CE

5.3 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/22/22

FACULTY

Edward Gutierrez, MD
Critical Care Medicine Specialist
Baptist Health Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida

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 and MRICU
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Medical College of Virginia Physicians and Hospitals
Richmond, Virginia
Past President, American College of Chest Physicians

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

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 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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA Code #1041969; Expiration date 3/26/2023.

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 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 January 22, 2023 to February 21, 2023. No refund after February 21, 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! *Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel will no longer be included in FAP calculations. Click here for more information.

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.