Portland, Oregon

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 Nines Hotel

Poised in the heart of the city center at the top of one of Portland, Oregon’s most beloved landmarks, the stately Meier & Frank Building, the Nines Hotel honors the structure’s storied past, both in its striking decor and impeccable service and was added to the 2011 Travel and Leisure 500 list of top-rated hotels around the globe.

The 24-hour fitness center welcomes any guest looking for an invigorating workout. Departure Restaurant is located atop the Nines Hotel and offers modern Asian cuisine in a sleek, cosmopolitan setting with two outdoor decks and stunning views of the city, mountains, and river. Departure’s bar showcases exotic cocktails, a global wine list, and the city’s largest sake list. Urban Farmer redefines the modern steakhouse with an emphasis on Northwest, sustainable ingredients and simple, straightforward preparations.

Deluxe rooms feature city views, 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on availability), flat screen TV, iPod docking station, iron/board, refreshment center, rainforest shower, make-up/shaving mirror, hair dryer and terry cloth robe.

Located 8 miles (20 minute drive traffic depending or 40 minutes via MAX light rail) from the Portland International Airport (PDX).

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
Portland, Oregon
August 24-27, 2022

Wednesday August 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Basic / Advanced Ventilator Support A.Minokadeh  
  0830 Acute Respiratory Failure and ARDS Management A.Minokadeh  
  0930 Break
  0945 ECMO for ARDS A.Kirkner  
  1045 Nephrocheck and Role of Biomarkers in ICU A.Kirkner  
  1145 Airway Management L.Guzzi  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Thursday, August 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Arterial Blood Gas Evaluation: Ions, Acids and Bases I L.Guzzi  
  0830 Arterial Blood Gas Evaluation: Ions, Acids and Bases II L.Guzzi  
  0930 Break
  0945 Management of Ischemic Stroke in the ICU A.Minokadeh  
  1045 Sepsis and Septic Shock A.Minokadeh  
  1145 APPs and eICU A.Kirkner  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, August 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Developing ERAS for ICU A.Kirkner  
  0830 Acute Care Complications After TAVR A.Kirkner  
  0930 Break
  0945 Noninvasive Cardiac Management: SVV, CO, CI - Treatment and Science L.Guzzi  
  1045 Management of Thoracic Trauma and Thoracic Cases L.Guzzi  
  1145 Status Epilepticus in the ICU A.Minokadeh  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Saturday, August 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) A.Minokadeh  
  0830 Massive Transfusion A.Minokadeh  
  0930 Break
  0945 Right Ventricular Failure A.Kirkner  
  1045 Nuclear, Biologic and Chemical Terrorism: An Intensivist View L.Guzzi  
  1145 Management of Blast Injuries on the Battlefield and Off L.Guzzi  
  1245 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 CE

Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 7/21/21

FACULTY

Lou Guzzi, Lou MD, FCCM
Director, CCM
Florida Hospital, Waterman
Tavares, Florida

Allison Kirkner, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, ANP, CCRN-CSC
Lead Nurse Practitioner, Heart and Vascular Services
University of Virginia Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
Charlottesville, Virginia

Anushirvan Minokadeh MD
Clinical Professor
Program Director, ACCM Fellowship
Resuscitation Training Director
Department of Anesthesiology
UC San Diego School of Medicine
San Diego, California
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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.

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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net

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.