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Maui, Hawaii

From a rugged back country hike through tropical forests to educational activities focusing on Maui’s culture, history, and environment to unique attractions and world class entertainment—the Magic Isles have it all! Snorkel Honolua Bay, or hike through Haleakala National Park.

Enjoy fresh Hawaiian cuisine at a real Lu’au, or experience the best golf in paradise with challenges for players of all skill levels. For an unforgettable vacation that will rejuvenate you, body and soul, come to Maui.

Hyatt Regency Maui

Discover the ultimate Kaanapali Beach hotel - the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, surrounded by 40 lush beachfront acres. Frolic in the resort’s famous 750,000-gallon fantasy pool, pamper yourself at the spa, play championship golf and tennis, scuba, ride the waves, even spend an evening with the heavens. Feast on the beauty of nature, on the hotel’s priceless art collection, and in the delectable restaurants. From fun, family-oriented programs to Hula demonstrations and art and garden tours, you’ll find this resort offers everything you need for a perfect and memorable stay.

Newly-renovated guest rooms feature a separate sitting area and lanai, iron/board, high speed internet access (fee applies), safe, hairdryer, coffee maker, and other amenities to assure a comfortable stay. Bedding options (based on hotel availability) include one king bed plus a full size sofa sleeper or two queen beds plus chaise lounge sofa.

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
Maui, Hawaii
October 9-13, 2023

Monday, October 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 ARDS Update A.Vinayak
  0830 Ventilator Waveforms A.Vinayak
  0930 Break
  0945 ECMO / Impella L.Guzzi
  1045 Airway Management L.Guzzi
  1145 Common Procedures in the ICU: Tracheostomy, PEG, Bedside Debridement R.Sawyer
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, October 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0730 Initial Management of the Multi-Trauma Patient R.Sawyer
  0830 What to Do If Someone Is Bleeding Really, Really Fast R.Sawyer
  0930 Break
  0945 Management of PE: When to Lyse A.Vinayak
  1045 Acute Right Heart Syndromes: The Problem With The Forgotten Ventricle A.Vinayak
  1145 Management of Blast Injuries: On the Battlefield and Off L.Guzzi
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, October 11 - Day Open

     

Thursday, October 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0730 Arterial Blood Gas Evaluation I L.Guzzi
  0830 Arterial Blood Gas Evaluation II L.Guzzi
  0930 Break
  0945 Management of Bad Wounds R.Sawyer
  1045 Necrotizing Pancreatitis: When to, and Not to, Operate R.Sawyer
  1145 Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring A.Vinayak
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, October 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Breakfast
  0730 Update on Sedation and Delirium A.Vinayak
  0830 Lung Ultrasound A.Vinayak
  0930 Break
  0945 Severe C. Difficile Disease: When and How to Operate? R.Sawyer
  1045 AKI in the ICU L.Guzzi
  1145 Nuclear, Biologic and Chemical Terrorism: An Intensivist View L.Guzzi
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

3 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/1/22

FACULTY

Louis Guzzi, MD, FCCM
Attending in Anesthesia and CCM, Advent Health
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and CCM
Florida State University School of Medicine
FHMG Medical Group
Chief, Internal Medicine Advent Health Waterman Hospital
Orlando, Florida

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

Ajeet G. Vinayak, MD
Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
MedStar Georgetown University
Associate Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University
Department of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Washington, District of Columbia

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: NWAS/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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, 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 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/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 August 10, 2023 to September 9, 2023. No refund after September 9, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another 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 NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise and tuition booked through NWAS (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 NWAS! Click here for more information.

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

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

You must sign-in every day you attend to receive credit.

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.

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.