Locations

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Welcome to Vegas! A land of grandiose hotels, casino gaming, excitement, and luxury. Comedy and music legends, six resident Cirque du Soleil productions, classic Las Vegas show girl revues, and more are here for your pleasure. From elaborately themed clubs to the new wave of upscale “ultra lounges,” you can experience a variety of night spots. Las Vegas has also become one of the premium world-class shopping destinations in the country with specialty stores sporting Prada, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, and so much more.

Magicians, acrobats, comedians, and music headliners—Vegas has every entertainment you can imagine. Shop your way up and down the Strip with outlet malls, chain retailers, luxury shops, and wacky novelties galore. Top off your night with dancing and drinks at one of several popular nightclubs along the Strip. Beyond Vegas’ glittering lights are natural sights waiting to be explored. Take a day trip to Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire State Park, and many other desert spectacles.

Wynn Las Vegas

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Wynn Resorts holds more Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. Whether you're anticipating your first visit to Wynn Las Vegas, or you're planning a regular trip to your home away from home, there’s always something new to discover at this resort. Choose to include a one-of-a-kind experience during your visit to turn your moments here into unforgettable memories. Whether it be shopping, relaxing or working out, we’re sure you've never done it like this. With two Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spas, unique salons, luxury shopping, exquisite resort pools and a team of concierges to assist with your every need, you'll find all you are looking for within the resort. Creating moments of excitement, discovery and wonder for guests is the heart of every project and conception at Wynn Las Vegas. From large production shows and spellbinding displays, to live music and once-in-a-lifetime chances at adventure, the opportunities abound for memories to be made that will last forever.

Collectively, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore hold more Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award-winning restaurants than any other independent resort in North America. From fine to casual dining, vegan and healthy eating options offer something to please any palate. There are also a number of resort bars and lounges to choose from, each offering unique scenery, menus and entertainment. Discover for yourself why Wynn Las Vegas was named the best hotel in Las Vegas in Condé Nast Traveler magazine's 30th Annual Reader's Choice Awards. Wynn Deluxe Resort rooms are 640 square feet and offer a bright, modern design bathed in warm light and accented with luxurious furnishings. Wynn Deluxe Resort rooms features one king or two double pillow-top Wynn Dream Beds (based on hotel availability) with 507 thread-count linens and overstuffed pillows and shams, floor-to-ceiling windows, elegant furnishings, 55" 4K UHD television, bedside mobile phone charging outlets and touch-screen curtain, lighting, room service, and privacy controls. The bathroom features an oversized marble bath, separate shower and water closet, a 13" LCD TV and plush, terrycloth bathrobes for your comfort.

Wynn Las Vegas is located approximately 3.5 miles from the McCarren International Airport (LAS).  Valet or self-parking is complimentary for registered hotel guests. For non-hotel guests, valet or self-parking will be validated once per day, per vehicle upon receipt of $50 spent within the resort. Paid parking is also available at hourly and daily rates. Parking rates and policies subject to change without notice.

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 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
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 19-22, 2020

Monday, October 19

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 Nutrition in the Critically Ill R.Barraco  
  0800 Antibiotics in the ICU R.Barraco  
  0900 Circulatory Shock: Current Management E.Kistler  
  1000 Break
  1015 Septic Shock: Sepsis and Cutting Edge Treatment Modalities E.Kistler  
  1115 Evidence Based Airway Management in the ICU M.Semler  
  1215 Management of Moderate to Severe ARDS M.Semler  
  1315 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, October 20

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Non-Invasive Respiratory Support for Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure M.Semler  
  0800 Balanced Crystalloid vs. Saline M.Semler  
  0900 Care of the Geriatric Surgical Patient R.Barraco  
  1000 Break
  1015 Palliative Care in the ICU R.Barraco  
  1115 Hemodynamic Management and New Modalities for BP Monitoring E.Kistler  
  1215 Goal-Directed Therapy in the ICU: What's the Evidence? E.Kistler  
  1315 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, October 21

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Postoperative Care of the Surgical Patient E.Kistler  
  0800 Analgesia and Sedation in the ICU E.Kistler  
  0900 Transfusion in the ICU M.Semler  
  1000 Break
  1015 Trauma of the Chest and Abdomen R.Barraco  
  1115 Status Epilepticus in the ICU A.Minokadeh  
  1215 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage A.Minokadeh  
  1315 Adjourn
 

Thursday, October 22

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Ethics in the ICU R.Barraco  
  0800 Clostridium Difficile in Your ICU R.Barraco  
  0900 Beta Blockers in Acute Illness E.Kistler  
  1000 Break
  1015 Transforming the ICU Into a Learning Health Care System M.Semler  
  1115 Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke A.Minokadeh  
  1215 Acute Kidney Injury A.Minokadeh  
  1315 Adjourn
 

24 CME

24 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  

FACULTY

Robert Barraco MD
Chief Academic Officer, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Associate Dean for Educational Affairs
USF Morsani College of Medicine-Lehigh Valley Campus
Professor of Surgery
USF Morsani College of Medicine-Lehigh Valley Campus
Tampa, Florida

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

Mathew Semler MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University of Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Anushirvan Minokadeh, MD
Clinical Professor
Division Chief and Vice Chair, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
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 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 August 20, 2020 to September 19, 2020. No refund after September 19, 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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