Locations

Sedona, Arizona

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Sedona is situated in a unique geological area that has mesmerized tourists for decades. Some people visit Sedona for breathtaking beauty that fills the senses and feeds the soul. Some visit for the delightfully eclectic shops and galleries. Many visit to savor the flavors and scents of the many restaurant choices available. There is no shortage of spectacular sights and exhilarating activities available.

Check out memorable outdoor adventures like Hummer or Jeep tours, hiking ruins, hot-air ballooning, trail rides, mountain biking, guided tours, championship golf, or just relaxing at a luxurious day spa. Whether you’re in the mood to dine on spicy Southwestern cuisine, cowboy grub, upscale steaks and seafood, authentic international fare, even family-friendly favorites, Sedona’s restaurants have it.

You will find incredible shopping: clothing, antiques, furniture, collectibles, gifts, and more at one-of-a-kind boutiques and gift shops. Start your shopping excursion in Uptown Sedona, a unique and popular shopping district with an eclectic collection of shops - it’s souvenir central. Sedona is truly an adventure for all.

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

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The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is located in Northern Arizona, just 90 minutes north of Phoenix, and is Sedona’s closest resort to the Valley of the Sun. This resort offers beautifully appointed guestrooms exquisitely decorated with Southwest features. 

Newly renovated guestrooms feature a gas fireplace, patio or balcony, microwave, wet bar, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/board, and high speed Internet access. In the tradition of a first-class resort, the following services are offered: concierge, room service, valet laundry, sight-seeing tours, and more.

Tee it up at the Sedona Golf Resort, just steps from your room, featuring emerald greens set amid towering crimson sentinels. Not a golfer? Try the Hilton Spa, just steps from the Resort’s main building. Enjoy the beautiful cascades pool or the ShadowRock pool. For your dining pleasure, savor the delectable fare at The Grille at ShadowRock.

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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 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
Sedona, Arizona
June 2-5, 2020

Tuesday, June 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Sepsis B.Kraft  
  0830 Pneumonia: Diagnosis and Treatment B.Kraft  
  0930 Break
  0945 Current Evidence for Sedation Practices in the ICU B.Alvis  
  1045 Basics in Airway Management B.Alvis  
  1145 Common Procedures in the ICU: Tracheostomy, PEG, etc. R.Sawyer  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, June 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Necrotizing Fasciitis R.Sawyer  
  0830 Necrotizing Pancreatitis: When To, and When Not to, Operate R.Sawyer  
  0930 Break
  0945 Ventricular Assist Devices in the ICU B.Alvis  
  1045 Taking Care of the Postoperative CABP Patient B.Alvis  
  1145 Acid-Base Disturbances B.Kraft  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Thursday, June 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 ARDS: Diagnosis and Treatment B.Kraft  
  0830 Use of Venovenous ECMO for ARDS B.Kraft  
  0930 Break
  0945 Initial Management of the Trauma Patient R.Sawyer  
  1045 What to Do If Someone Is Bleeding Really Fast R.Sawyer  
  1145 Current Practice in Coagulation Monitoring B.Alvis  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, June 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Current Practices in Fluid Management in the ICU B.Alvis  
  0830 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathways B.Alvis  
  0930 Break
  0945 Hypoxemia and Related Oxygen Physiology B.Kraft  
  1045 Severe Clostridium Difficile Disease: When and How to Operate R.Sawyer  
  1145 Intra-Abdominal Infections in the ICU R.Sawyer  
  1245 Adjourn

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Bret Alvis, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Division of Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Director of Perioperative Services
Nashville, Tennessee

Bryan David Kraft, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

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

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Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical 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 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 April 3, 2020 to May 3, 2020. No refund after May 3, 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 Kilmer: 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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