Locations

St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies

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Nevis is one of the most unspoilt and relaxing islands in the Caribbean. Vividly green with blue skies, clean air and long empty beaches, Nevis has a pace of life that encourages you to stop and appreciate all the natural beauty around you. Boating tours and scuba diving expeditions are favorite activities here as is snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, water skiing, wind surfing and jet skiing. Quaint shopping areas and beautiful Colonial architecture draw visitors to browse for locally designed clothing, artwork, crafts, crystal, porcelain, jewelry, liquor, watches, and leather goods. Dining on Nevis is a delight. You can go local and sample the wide choice of delectable Caribbean dishes, particularly the fabulously fresh fish, or you can taste the world and enjoy a wonderful range of superb international cuisine.

Four Seasons Resort Nevis

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Four Seasons Resort Nevis is located on the western side of the Caribbean island of Nevis, off the coast of St. Kitts. Nevis offers 36 square miles of tranquil and untouched Caribbean, with no large cruise-ship ports, no traffic lights, no fast-food restaurants, no building taller than a coconut tree and a rich history that can be seen throughout the island.

The secluded Four Seasons Resort Nevis is just minutes from the cultural hub of downtown Charlestown, adventures on both land and sea, as well as steps from local hot spots and historic sugar-mill ruins.Offering a three mile pristine stretch of Pinney’s Beach, guests can enjoy swimming in the crystal clear blue water or just relaxing at one of three full size pools at the property. Seven restaurants and bars provide guests with endless dining options and the perfect location to enjoy a stunning Nevis sunset with a rum punch in hand. The Spa at Four Seasons Nevis is the center of tranquility with an expansive Spa Garden.

The Resort features a Championship Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones II and was rated by Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Poll - Top Golf Resort in the Caribbean. The tennis facility offers multiple astro-turf, clay and hard surface courts, including a lit stadium court for exhibition games or night play. The Kids For All Seasons program will entertain children ages 3 to 9 years old, featuring supervised activities that range from learning about local animals to books, games, painting and scavenger hunts while you enjoy a little well-earned time for yourself.

Spacious run of house guest rooms range from 490-569 square feet and offer a fresh take on timeless Caribbean living, with private patios or balconies. Other guest room amenities include a full marble bathroom, safe, hair dryer, iron/board, luxurious bathrobes and slippers, newspaper with breakfast, bottled water at turndown, twice-daily housekeeping service and more.


TRANSPORTATION:
Please note: The Four Seasons Resort Nevis requires a boat ride or flight to be reached from the island of St. Kitts.

FROM ROBERT L. BRADSHAW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SKB) ON ST KITTS: Arriving in St Kitts, a Four Seasons team member will greet your party at the luggage-claim area. From there, you’ll be introduced to a red-cap representative to assist with collecting your luggage. Once outside, you’ll be offered a chilled bottle of water as your bags are being checked off and tagged. When your party is ready, you will be taken on a breathtaking, 15-minute, scenic, countryside ride to Christophe Harbour. Upon arrival, enjoy a complimentary rum punch, fruit juice and other beverages before boarding Four Seasons guest speedboats to the Resort. You’ll arrive at the Resort’s on-property pier, where a staff member will greet you and escort you to your room or villa, where your luggage will also be delivered. Approximate cost: Round Trip $170 per Adult, $85 per child. Prices subject to change without notice.

FROM VANCE W. AMORY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON NEVIS (NEV): When arriving into Nevis airport, you will be greeted by a Four Seasons representative who will help to expedite your arrival process and assist with your luggage. You and your party will be placed into a waiting taxi along with your luggage. After a short, seven-minute transfer, you’ll arrive at the Resort and be escorted to your room. Round-Trip Taxi Transfer Fee $75, per room.

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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
St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
November 29 - December 3, 2021

Monday, November 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Sedation and Analgesia J.Kress  
  0830 Delirium in the ICU J.Kress  
  0930 Break
  0945 Intensive Care Management of Cirrhosis J.Olson  
  1045 Hepatic Encephalopathy J.Olson  
  1145 Emergency Airway Management E.Kistler  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, November 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Circulatory Shock: Current Management E.Kistler  
  0830 Hemodynamic Management…for BP Management in Shock E.Kistler  
  0930 Break
  0945 Update in ARDS J.Kress  
  1045 Acid / Base Disturbances J.Kress  
  1145 Management of the Liver Transplant Patient J.Olson  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, December 1 - Day Open

Thursday, December 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Hepatorenal Syndrome J.Olson  
  0830 Cardiac and Pulmonary Complications of Cirrhosis J.Olson  
  0930 Break
  0945 Goal-Directed Therapy in the ICU: What's the Evidence? E.Kistler  
  1045 Postoperative Care of the Surgical Patient E.Kistler  
  1145 ICU Care: Less Is More J.Kress  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, December 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Nutrition and the Microbiome J.Kress  
  0830 Antibiotics and Infection in the ICU J.Kress  
  0930 Break
  0945 Acute Kidney Injury in the ICU E.Kistler  
  1045 Neurological Emergencies in the ICU E.Kistler  
  1145 Management of Acute Liver Failure J.Olson  
  1245 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/13/20

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

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

Jody Olson, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Hepatology and Transplant Critical Care
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas

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: 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.

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 November 30, 2020 to December 30, 2020. No refund after December 30, 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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