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Advanced Cardiac Life Support

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Location Description

Branson entertainment is plentiful and diverse, offering something for everyone. Voted the number one theme park in the world by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, Silver Dollar City is a trip back in time to the day when the people living in these mountains created everything needed from local materials using their own hands.

Replete with thrill rides and artisans, this is the combination of entertainment and education you’ve always wanted for a family fun-filled time. Or the scenery of the southwest Missouri or northwest Arkansas wilderness on the Branson Scenic Railway - “Mainline Through The Ozarks”. Branson also has the world’s largest Titanic museum. This and much more is here for your enjoyment.

Hotel Description

Perfectly centered in downtown Branson, this AAA Four Diamond hotel prioritizes the comfort and satisfaction of all guests. Whether you are ready to explore Historic Downtown Branson, take your family to the local amusement park Silver Dollar City, or stroll along Lake Taneycomo, the Hilton Branson Convention Center offers guests a refreshing place to stay. Grab a bite to eat at a nearby casual restaurant, or dine at the hotel's elegant Level 2 Steakhouse. Shoppers will love the Branson Landing area, as it is home to many specialty shops. Your store options are sure to appeal to one of your interests. Guests with varied tastes can indulge during their trip to Branson, MO, and have fun at this outdoor pavilion. Deluxe guest rooms feature a flat screen TV, mini-fridge, clock radio w/ MP3 connection, coffee maker, mini-fridge, hair dryer, iron/board, and more. The Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel is located approximately 15 miles from the Branson Airport (BKG) and 40 miles from the Springfield Regional Airport (SGF).

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty or are impacted by it.

Program Purpose

Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers 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:

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, the 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

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner


At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences - to include but not be limited to advanced anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and social sciences - as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of anesthesia and related services inherent in the anesthesia professions.

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of presented pharmacological agents through the understanding of their physico-chemical properties, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, updated uses, and more recently developed additional, related, and similar drugs.

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 anesthetic procedures and administrations, equipment use, and other applications encountered during the provision of anesthesia and analgesia whether in the surgical unit, the labor and delivery suite, the pain management clinic, or other more remote location of anesthetizing services.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups - recognized as serving as the authority for and/or holding the responsibility to compile and approve such tenets - in the provision of anesthesia and related services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.

Apply the new techniques in the clinical setting of the participant.

Program Schedule

Thursday, May 11

0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
0730 Preoperative Evaluation of the Ambulatory Patient J.Kryc
0830 Cleared for Surgery J.Kryc
0930 Break
0945 Office-Based Anesthesia: The Wild, Wild West of Healthcare J.Kryc
1045 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost
1145 How Do We Know Our Drugs Are Safe for Our Patients? E.Frost
1245 Adjourn 2.7 Pharmacology

Friday, May 12

0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Neuroanesthesia: Not Just for the Neuroanesthesiologist! E.Frost
0830 Spinal Cord Injury and Its Surgery: From Stem to Stern E.Frost
0930 Break
0945 PBLD: What Would You Do If: Crisis in Neuroanesthesia E.Frost
1045 Statins and Noncardiac Surgery: Can We Reduce Perioperative Risk J.Kryc
1145 Malignant Hyperthermia: Some Like It Hot! J.Kryc
1245 Adjourn 1.5 Pharmacology
1330 Optional PALS*

Saturday, May 13

0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Anesthetic Management of the Patient With Hypertension K.Domino
0830 Occupational Hazards for Anesthesia Providers K.Domino
0930 Break
0945 Awareness During Anesthesia: Etiology and Prevention K.Domino
1045 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight: How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost
1145 The PACU Nurse Calls: The Patient Is Very Sleepy E.Frost
1245 Adjourn 1.5 Pharmacology
1330 Optional ACLS*

Sunday, May 14

0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
0730 Anesthesia Closed Claims: New Findings K.Domino
0830 Closed Claims Project: Lessons for the Ambulatory Provider K.Domino
0930 Break
0945 Adverse Outcomes and Liability of Obstetric Anesthesia K.Domino
1045 Introduction to Nanotechnology: Honey I Shrunk the Kids J.Kryc
1145 Nanomedicine: The Cyborg Era Begins J.Kryc
1245 Adjourn 1.3 Pharmacology

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

7 Pharmacology Hours†


Randy Harvey, BS, RRT, CRNA
Chief of Anesthesia and Department Manager
Florida Eye Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Recipient of the AANA 31st Annual
Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Anesthesia Practitioner Award

Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice‑Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Preoperative Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Della Ming Lin, MD
Senior Fellow, Estes Park Institute
Patient Safety Leadership Fellow and Faculty, HRET
Past Department Chief, Anesthesiology
Queen's Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii


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 Anesthesia 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®).

Anesthesiologist Assistants: The National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA) will accept CME credit for programs approved for continuing medical education by the AMA, AAPA, and ACCME.

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 AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1033637; Expiration Date 7/28/2017.

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 is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: 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 Cancellation Fee

$100 March 5, 2017 to April 4, 2017. No refund after April 4, 2017; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another Northwest Anesthesia Seminars program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

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.

Frequent Attendee Points

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars values your patronage and has a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for your tuition dollars spent on our seminars and the money you spend on hotels and cruises booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest-Worldwide Travel.

Here is how it works: Frequent Attendee Points for seminar tuition are calculated at ten percent (10%) of the cost of the seminar. As an example, if your tuition is $800, you would earn 80 Frequent Attendee Points. As an added bonus, you also receive 1.5% of the cost of your net room rate for the hotel or cruise booked through Northwest-Worldwide Travel. For example, if you spend 5 nights at a hotel for $185 per night, would earn you 13.88 Frequent Attendee Points.

FAP can only be applied to a full tuition cost; no partial tuition can be credited. There is no dollar value to FAP points for anything other than Northwest Anesthesia Seminars course tuition. FAP points cannot be transferred or gifted to another person.

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