Locations

Kona, Hawaii

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On the Big Island, you’ll find diverse rainforest ecosystems, tumbling waterfalls, and a warm culture that embodies an authentic and heartfelt Aloha Spirit. The Kohala Coast, also referred to as the Gold Coast because of year round sunshine, is located on the west coast of the Big Island, north of the Kona Coast. Here you’ll find Hawaii’s golf mecca with world-class courses carved out of ancient lava flows nestled among historical Hawaiian landmarks and fronting some of the most beautiful coastline of the Pacific.

Waimea is home to Parker Ranch where fluorescent green pastures give way to lush valleys and a host of vibrant natural greens. Take a hike into spectacular valleys (Waipio Valley and Pololu Valley are a hiker’s paradise) and to hidden waterfalls. Explore the Pacific waters with tropical fish and turtles, go deep sea fishing, scuba diving, or boogie boarding. Visit the world’s most famous observatories on majestic Mauna Kea (13,796 ft.) for incredible scenery and star gazing. Watch for manta rays at night, delight in a helicopter flight over an active volcano, or go on a sunset cruise.

Walk to ancient fish ponds, sacred Hawaiian sites, heiaus, and petroglyphs on the Big Island. Puukohola Heiau, built by King Kamehameha in Kawaihae next to Spencer Beach Park, is worth a visit to learn and experience Hawaiian history. Flume the historic Kohala Sugar Plantation irrigation ditch by kayak on a unique ecotour. Last but not least, the Kohala Coast shoreline offers plenty of opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, and boating.

The Fairmont Orchid

 

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Imagine waking up to the sound of waves crashing along the shoreline. and evenings spent on your lanai overlooking the gardens and waterfalls. Relax in the outdoor 'Spa Without Walls,' including the waterfall massage hale (houses) and breathtaking oceanfront massage cabanas. Or discover island-style fun and culture: paddle an outrigger canoe, sail aboard a Hawaiian double-hulled sailing canoe, participate in a cultural hike, learn to weave a coconut leaf basket, and more from the Fairmont Beachboys. Enjoy snorkeling in the clear waters of Pauoa Bay or a refreshing dip in the 10,000 square foot oceanfront swimming pool, then stargaze from one of the lava whirlpools. Choose to play 36 holes of championship golf at the Francis H. I'i Brown golf course, home of the Senior Skins Game for a decade. The Fairmont Orchid has four highly acclaimed restaurants, including a deli and a Japanese restaurant. Visit the Ocean Bar or the Kahakai Bar for a refreshing tropical libation just steps from the beach.

All rooms offer one king or two queen size beds (based on availability), individual climate control, alarm clock, bathrobes, hair dryer, iron/board, safe, mini-bar/refreshment center, high speed Internet access (fee applies), and pay-per-play Nintendo.

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
Kona, Hawaii
November 2-6, 2020

Monday, November 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Update in ARDS J.Kress  
  0830 Acid-Base J.Kress  
  0930 Break
  0945 Initial Management of the Multi-Trauma Patient R.Sawyer  
  1045 What to Do if Someone Is Bleeding Really, Really Fast R.Sawyer  
  1145 Transfusion Thresholds S.Lowson  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, November 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 What Fluid Should We Hang? S.Lowson  
  0830 Renal Protection in the Cardiac ICU S.Lowson  
  0930 Break
  0945 Severe Clostridium Difficile Disease: When and How to Operate R.Sawyer  
  1045 Common Procedures in the ICU: Tracheostomy, PEG, Bedside Debridement R.Sawyer  
  1145 Tips on Optimizing Procedures and Avoiding Complications J.Kress  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, November 4 - Day Open

Thursday, November 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Sedation / Analgesia / Delirium J.Kress  
  0830 Antibiotics / Infection in the ICU J.Kress  
  0930 Break
  0945 Procalcitonin: Should We Be Measuring It? S.Lowson  
  1045 Airway Management in the ICU S.Lowson  
  1145 Necrotizing Fasciitis R.Sawyer  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, November 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 ICU and the Elderly S.Lowson  
  0830 ICU Care: Less Is More J.Kress  
  0930 Break
  0945 Nutrition and the Microbiome J.Kress  
  1045 Intra-Abdominal Infections in the ICU R.Sawyer  
  1145 Recent Papers That Made Me Think S.Lowson  
  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

Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical Trauma ICU
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Program Coordinator

Robert G. Sawyer, MD, FACS, FIDSA, FCCM
Professor of Surgery and Medical Engineering
Chair, Department of Surgery
Western Michigan University
Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
Kalamazoo, Michigan

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 September 3, 2020 to October 3, 2020. No refund after October 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.

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