Savannah, Georgia

Savannah’s architecture and history are internationally known, as is its reputation for Southern charm and hospitality. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city’s architecture and historic buildings: the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South’s first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest African American Baptist congregations in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third oldest synagogue in America), and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America).

The largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, Savannah contains more than twenty city squares filled with museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary and Civil War eras. Don’t miss the chance to see the beautiful cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, and oak-shaded parks drizzling with silvery Spanish Moss. The city’s location offers visitors access to the coastal islands and the Savannah Riverfront, both popular tourist destinations.

Tybee Island, formerly known as “Savannah Beach”, is the site of the Tybee Island Light Station, the first lighthouse on the southern Atlantic coast. Savannah is the perfect Georgia vacation destination for all ages – abuzz with art, culture, festivals, concerts, live theater, outdoor cafes, gourmet restaurants, and true Southern hospitality.

Hyatt Regency Savannah

Located on Bay Street, this newly renovated Savannah riverfront hotel is situated near popular attractions like River Street, City Market, and Tybee Island. Located near River Front Plaza, this hotel offers unequalled access to the largest historic district in the country. Stroll through the Historic District to view stately Georgia homes, landmark architecture, and famed Savannah sights like Forsyth Park. Board a riverboat, hop on the trolley for a moving tour, and enjoy close proximity to Savannah Hilton Head International Airport. Enjoy travel enhancing conveniences including a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor swimming pool.

Experience spectacular river views from the Savannah River Lounge,  perfect for relaxation after a full day exploring Historic Savannah. Watch as freight boats go by, or simply enjoy the view of the Savannah River. Find outdoor seating and classic southern cuisine at Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery, or grab food on the go at Moss + Oak Express or Corner Pantry. 

Spacious guestrooms feature 1 King or 2 double beds signature Hyatt Grand Beds® (based on hotel availability), flat-screen TV with Netflix/Hulu streaming, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, iron/board, safe, hairdryer and more.

Hyatt Regency Savannah is located approximately 10 miles from Savannah International Airport (SAV) and 130 miles from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).

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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
Savannah, Georgia
December 12-15, 2024

Thursday December 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Mechanical Ventilation: Does the Mode Matter? L.Morrow
  0830 Ventilator Graphics L.Morrow
  0930 Break
  0945 Resuscitation: Mastering Fluid Responsiveness E.Gutierrez
  1045 The Crystalloid Journey: Which Fluids to Use in Resuscitation E.Gutierrez
  1145 Hemodynamic Monitoring: Into the 21st Century!! P.Henson
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, December 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Ethical Considerations in ECMO P.Henson
  0830 Past, Present and Future of Ventricular Assist Devices P.Henson
  0930 Break
  0945 The Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Perpetuating Myths Since 2001 L.Morrow
  1045 You Won't Believe What I Saw in the ICU Today L.Morrow
  1145 NIV and HFNC: Avoiding the Vent E.Gutierrez
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, December 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Vasopressors in 2024 E.Gutierrez
  0830 Lactate: The Boogeyman or an Alarm? E.Gutierrez
  0930 Break
  0945 Pulmonary Hypertension and "The People's Ventricle" P.Henson
  1045 Who Checked a Troponin? Myocardial Injury in the Critically Ill P.Henson
  1145 Managing the Obese ICU Patient L.Morrow
  1245 Adjourn
     

Sunday, December 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Managing Organ Donors in Your ICU L.Morrow
  0830 The Kruger Dunning Effect: Why That Loser You Work With Thinks He Is the Smartest Guy in the Room L.Morrow
  0930 Break
  0945 Acute Kidney Success? Preventing, Diagnosing and Managing Acute Kidney Injury in the ICU
P.Henson
  1045 The Intensivist in the Cardiothoracic ICU E.Gutierrez
  1145 We Are the Dealers: Non-Opioid Pain Management in the ICU E.Gutierrez
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 CEC

6 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 6/27/23

FACULTY

Eddy Gutierrez, MD
Medical Director of the CCU and CVICU
Baptist Medical Center
Jacksonville, Florida

C. Patrick Henson, DO
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology - Division of Critical Care Anesthesiology
Medical Director, OR Holding Room and PACU
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Lee Morrow, MD, MSc, FCP, FCCP, FCCM, ATSF
Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pharmacy
Creighton University
Chief Medical Officer
Live On Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska

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

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1043696; Expiration Date 12/15/2024.

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), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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 October 13, 2024 to November 12, 2024. No refund after November 12, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. 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.

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