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.

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

A bright, elegant style and an exceptional level of service are just two of the reasons why Encore at Wynn Las Vegas was named the best hotel in Las Vegas in Condé Nast Traveler magazine's 29th Annual Readers' Choice Awards. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore are home to several experiences that promise to delight and entertain everyone that encounters them. 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.

Wynn and Encore can boast the most celebrated nightlife and day life experiences in Las Vegas. Unique clubs feature the hottest entertainment, cutting edge technology and the most luxurious spaces creating the ultimate party destination. World-renowned performers, celebrities and party-goers alike clamor to be part of the action at XS and Encore Beach Club. In addition, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore have gathered the finest international chefs to create some of the finest dining in the world. From fine to casual dining, vegan and healthy eating options there is 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. Whether it be shopping, relaxing or working out, we promise you've never experienced anything like Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. With two Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award-winning spas, unique salons, luxury retail boutiques, exquisite ultra-luxe resort pools and a team of concierges to assist with your every need, you'll be sure to find all you are looking for within this resort.

The 745 square-foot Encore Resort Room offers one king or two queen pillow-top Wynn Dream Beds with overstuffed pillows and shams (based on hotel availability), and floor-to-ceiling windows. The living room offers a 55” HDTV on a swivel to be enjoyed from the bedroom or living room, an elegant sofa and a minibar. The bathroom features an oversized marble tub, separate glass-enclosed shower, dual sinks, separate water closet and terrycloth bathrobes and much more. The room is equipped with bedside touch-screen curtain, lighting, room service, and privacy controls.

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
October 16-19, 2023

Monday, October 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Acute Hepatic Failure P.Henson
  0830 Sepsis P.Henson
  0930 Break
  0945 Damage Control Resuscitation S.Galvagno
  1045 VTE Prophylaxis in Trauma S.Galvagno
  1145 Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring and How / When to Apply It? J.Davis
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, October 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 ROTEM Interpretation and Current Uses J.Davis
  0830 Blood Resuscitation Strategies J.Davis
  0930 Break
  0945 Pulmonary Hypertension and RV Failure P.Henson
  1045 LVAD Support P.Henson
  1145 Veno-Venous ECMO: Physiology and Troubleshooting S.Galvagno
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, October 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Difficult Airway Assessment and Management in the ICU S.Galvagno
  0830 Prevention of Peri-Intubation Death: "Perfusion Protective" Ventilation S.Galvagno
  0930 Break
  0945 Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections J.Davis
  1045 Management of Chest Wall Trauma J.Davis
  1145 Perioperative Glucose Management P.Henson
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, October 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Myocardial Ischemia P.Henson
  0830 Acute Kidney Injury P.Henson
  0930 Break
  0945 Surgical Nutrition J.Davis
  1045 Critical Care Management for Drowning S.Galvagno
  1145 Aeromedical Evaluation S.Galvagno
  1245 Adjourn  
 

20 CME

20 CE

4 Pharmacology Hours†

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

FACULTY

John Davis, MD
Department of Surgery
Director Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Samuel M. Galvagno Jr., DO, PhD, MS, FCCM
Professor
Executive Vice Chair
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
Baltimore, Maryland
State Medical Director, Critical Care Coordination Center (C4)
Colonel, USAF, MC, SFS
IMA to the Director, Reserve Medical Directorate
Headquarters, US Air Force, Pentagon
Arlington, Virginia

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

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

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 1042414; Expiration Date 10/19/2023.

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 August 17, 2023 to September 16, 2023. No refund after September 16, 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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