Portland, Oregon

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Maybe you’ve heard that the city of Portland, Oregon has been proclaimed as North America’s “Best Big City” according to Money magazine. Come get a first-hand look at unmatched natural beauty, a bustling local scene, and sumptuous dining all effortlessly accessed thanks to a famous light-rail system. With no sales tax, Portland is a haven for commerce regardless of budget or personal style.

Haute couture and hot cuisine rule Portland’s Pearl District, which has quickly become the place to see and be seen. A new generation of cooks have created a distinctive Northwest cuisine - a nouvelle style that reemphasizes local products and produce, Oregon wines and microbrews, and fine cheeses such as Oregon blue.

Portland’s Saturday Market is the nation’s largest open-air market for handcrafted goods. Located in the Old Town District, the market offers more than 250 craft booths, an international food court, and live entertainment.

Drown out the city noise in the Portland Classical Chinese Garden, an entire city block of tranquility, ride the only three-door elevator west of the Mississippi at Powell’s City of Books, the world’s largest independent bookstore, or visit the Oregon Zoo. Experience an earthquake registering 5.5 on the Richter scale at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry or visit turn-of-the-century Victorian and Georgian homes along the tree-lined blocks of Northwest 21st and 23rd avenues, housing more than 250 unique shops, brewpubs, art outlets, and eateries. End your day with dramatic city views as you stroll or bike along the new Eastbank Esplanade.

The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Welcome to The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton, perfectly located in one of America's most walkable cities. Rising 16 stories above the thriving Fountain District, this hotel is steps from premier shops, popular restaurants and Keller Auditorium and just 2 blocks from Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The MAX Light Rail station is a quick stroll for any travels to Greater Portland.

Hotel restaurants blend indulgence with Portland's love for the outdoors. Foodies will crave Terrane Italian Kitchen + Bar for soulful Italian-inspired American food served all day. Grab gourmet pizza at the Chiosco take-out window or stop by The Portland Exchange for custom picnic baskets for a unique day in the city. Don't miss Xport, a rooftop restaurant + lounge, featuring outdoor dining decks and sweeping views of the mountains.

Feel stress slip away in the Meditation Spa or take a refreshing dip in the heated indoor pool. The fitness center is always open and offers classes in meditation, yoga and aqua aerobics. Guest rooms are stunning, rustic and modern with complimentary WiFi, a 50-inch TV, mini-fridge, a coffeemaker with local teas and coffees, and cozy extras like plush robes and slippers.

The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton is located approximately 9 miles from the Portland International Airport (PDX). Valet parking only at the hotel. Valet parking cost is approximately $45 per vehicle, per night. Parking rates subject to change without notice.

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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
Portland, Oregon
August 20-23, 2020

Thursday, August 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Airway Management in the ICU S.Lowson  
  0830 Esophageal Manometry, Driving Pressure, EIT etc. S.Lowson  
  0930 Break
  0945 How Critical Illness Affects the Brain and Vice Versa T.Bleck  
  1045 Neurogenic Respiratory Failure T.Bleck  
  1145 NIPPV: Avoiding the Vent E.Gutierrez  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, August 21

  700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Resuscitation E.Gutierrez  
  0830 Cardiogenic Shock: Rise of the Machines E.Gutierrez  
  0930 Break
  0945 What Fluids Should We Be Hanging? S.Lowson  
  1045 Procalcitonin: Should We Be Measuring It? S.Lowson  
  1145 Acute Stroke Intervention T.Bleck  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Saturday, August 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Critical Care of the Patient With Acute Subarachnoid Hemorrhage T.Bleck  
  0830 Seizures and Status Epilepticus T.Bleck  
  0930 Break
  0945 Nutrition and Gut Health E.Gutierrez  
  1045 Lactate: Is the Honeymoon Period Going to End? E.Gutierrez  
  1145 Massive Transfusion S.Lowson  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Sunday, August 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Management of Severe Head Trauma T.Bleck  
  0830 Coma and Brain Death T.Bleck  
  0930 Break
  0945 Vasopressors: Where Do We Stand in 2020? E.Gutierrez  
  1045 Steroids for Sepsis E.Gutierrez  
  1145 The Elderly and the ICU S.Lowson  
  1245 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Tom Bleck, MD, MCCM, FNCS
Professor Emeritus of Neurological Sciences, Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology
Rush Medical College
Founding Past President, Neurocritical Care Society
Chicago, Illinois

Edward Gutierrez, MD
Critical Care Specialist
Baptist Medical Center
Jacksonville, Florida

Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical Trauma 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 20 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 20.00 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

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 June 21, 2020 to July 21, 2020. No refund after July 21, 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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