Las Vegas, Nevada

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.

Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World

Welcome to one of Las Vegas' newest Resorts, located on the Strip's north end, across from the convention center and a 10-minute walk to Fashion Show shops. It's all here – over 117,000 square feet of gaming, sports book, nightclubs, a wellness spa, and seven outdoor pools. To understand Resorts World Las Vegas, you need to experience it for yourself - from massive LED displays to service at the touch of your fingertips, Resorts World Las Vegas, the city's most technologically advanced resort, continues to break the mold with unique and never-before-seen offerings.

Resorts World Las Vegas's pool complex is the largest on the Strip with seven stunning pool experiences to choose from – providing plenty of room to lounge poolside, preferably while enjoying a hand-crafted cocktail. Awana spa is the first of its kind, complete with personalized treatments, immersive facilities and approachable wellness offerings. Stay active in the Fitness Center offering the latest technologies in personalized fitness programming, state-of-the-art equipment and a stretch and recovery zone.With a curated collection of boutiques spanning 70,000 square feet, The District at Resorts World Las Vegas is where current and future trends meet. Browse through designer couture, discover one-of-a-kind treasures, and indulge in some retail therapy. From must-have cravings to last-minute gifts, there's something here for every occasion.

Guest rooms offer 400-square-feet of functionality and comfort, and provide a custom-tailored space for both work and play. Each guestroom is outfitted with one King or two Queen beds and boasts residential style furnishings and a contemporary yet luxurious sleeping environment, and sitting area. The sleek bathroom design features a generous walk-in glass shower, elegant ceramic tile, and a custom vanity and fixtures with an LED mirror. In-room amenities include a 55-inch TV, safe, mini-fridge, iron/board and hairdryer. Resorts World Las Vegas is approximately 4.5 miles from Harry Reid International Airport (LAS),  (formerly McCarran International Airport). Self parking at the resort is complimentary. Valet parking available for approximately $21 per car, per night. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

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
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 19-22, 2023

Monday, June 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Arrythmias I S.Lowson
  0830 Arrythmias II S.Lowson
  0930 Break
  0945 Shock R.Barraco
  1045 Geriatric Trauma R.Barraco
  1145 Massive Transfusion Protocol in Non-Traumatic Patients P.Thangudu
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, June 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 eCPR: Why? P.Thangudu
  0830 Post Cardiac Arrest Management P.Thangudu
  0930 Break
  0945 Driving Pressure, Transmural Pressure and Other Ventilator Guides S.Lowson
  1045 Postoperative Pulmonary Problems S.Lowson
  1145 Pregnancy and Trauma R.Barraco
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, June 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Palliative Care in the ICU R.Barraco
  0830 Ethics in the ICU R.Barraco
  0930 Break
  0945 Management of High-Risk Pulmonary Embolism P.Thangudu
  1045 Management of RV Failure in the Emergency Department P.Thangudu
  1145 Transfusion Thresholds S.Lowson
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, June 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Vasoplegic Shock S.Lowson
  0830 Fluids: Which Ones Should We Use / Not Use? S.Lowson
  0930 Break
  0945 Thoracic and Abdominal Trauma R.Barraco
  1045 Acute Severe Asthma P.Thangudu
  1145 The Physiologically Difficult Airway P.Thangudu
  1245 Adjourn  
 

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

5.3 Pharmacology Hours†

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
  Rev. 2/7//22  

FACULTY


Robert D. Barraco, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCP

Chief Academic Officer
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Associate Dean for Educational Affairs
Professor of Surgery, Acute Care Surgery
USF Morsani College of Medicine - Lehigh Valley
Allentown, Pennsylvania

Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical Trauma ICU
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Program Coordinator

Pavan Thangudu, MD
Intensivist
Pulmonary Response Team Director
Texas Intensivist, Pulmonary and Sleep Physicians
San Antonio, Texas

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 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1041996; Expiration Date 06/22/2023.

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), 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.

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 April 20, 2023 to May 20, 2023. No refund after May 20, 2023; 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)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise and tuition booked through NWAS (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 NWAS! 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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