Maui, Hawaii

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Travelers who can go anywhere in the world come back to Maui again and again. There is magic on this island, where natural wonders set your spirit free and the warm aloha of Maui’s people fills your heart with a sense of belonging. Maui’s natural beauty is accessible and breathtaking. From a rugged back country hike to educational activities focusing on Maui’s culture, history, and environment to unique attractions and world class entertainment - the Magic Isles have it all!

The best golf in paradise is yours to enjoy on Maui. There are challenges for players of all skill levels and incredible views. Nowhere else in the world will you find the array of ocean sports and activities that Maui offers. There are the 42 miles of world famous beaches, ranging from the little jewel of Red Sand Beach to the black sand beach at Waianapanapa State Park. The best snorkeling is at Honolua Bay or the small islet of Molokini, a submerged crater.

For the nature enthusiast, Maui has breathtaking hiking trails. The rangers at Haleakala National Park lead free nature walks, both at the 10,000 foot summit of Maui’s awe-inspiring, long-dormant volcano and at Oheo Gulch with its famous Seven Pools. For an unforgettable vacation that will rejuvenate you, body and soul, come to Maui and find out why people in Hawaii say, “Maui no ka oi...Maui is the best.”

Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa

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An ideal location among resorts on Maui, the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort is located between two beautiful beaches with pristine white sands and endless blue water. Capture the panorama of this Maui resort’s oceanfront setting from the new infinity-edged “Serenity” Pool, featuring overwater cabanas with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Maui’s neighboring islands.

Enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Wailea Golf Club, with its world-class Old Blue, Emerald, and Gold courses. Or unwind with a day spent at the resort’s Mandara Spa, offering an extensive list of services and signature spa treatments.

Guest rooms offer an array of amenities like luxurious bedding, balcony, flat-screen TV, coffee/tea maker, iron/board, mini-refrigerator, laptop safe, and deep soaking tub for added comfort. On-site dining includes a nightly Luau dinner show, a Starbucks, lunch at Kumu Bar & Grill and breakfast and dinner at Mala Wailea with locally inspired cuisine. Located 16 miles from Kahului Airport (OGG).

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This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it.


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.

Anesthesia Topics
Maui, Hawaii
October 26-31, 2014

Sunday, October 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0755 Welcome - Introduction NWAS Staff  
  0800 What Does Cardiac Clearance Really Mean? M.Murphy  
  0900 When the Airway is Traumatized M.Murphy  
  1000 Break
  1015 Postoperative Sore Throat: Common? Preventable? J.Leslie  
  1115 Anesthesia Management of Carotid Endarterectomy S.Clendenen  
  1215 Adjourn

Monday, October 27

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access S.Clendenen  
  0900 Ultrasound 101: What’s Different About Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia? S.Clendenen  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthetic Considerations in the Geriatric Patient J.Leslie  
  1115 Anesthesia in the Out-Field J.Leslie  
  1215 Adjourn

Tuesday, October 28

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia for Orthopedic Surgery S.Clendenen  
  0900 Regional Anesthesia Complication: Nerve Injury and Local Anesthesia Toxicity S.Clendenen  
  1000 Break
  1015 The Procedure Went Well, but the Patient is Blind M.Murphy  
  1115 Risk Management: The Minefields Where You Walk and Work M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, October 29 - Open Day


Thursday, October 30

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 The Patient with OSA. Hidden Dangers for Everyone M.Murphy  
  0900 New Anticoagulants: How They Impact Your Practice M.Murphy  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthesia for Laparoscopy J.Leslie  
  1115 Ketamine: Perhaps it Deserves Another Injection? J.Leslie  
  1215 Adjourn    

Friday, October 31

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Anesthesia Management of Neurovascular Procedures in the Interventional Radiology Suite S.Clendenen  
  0900 Intraoperative Resuscitation: Horses and Zebras M.Murphy  
  1000 Break
  1015 Perioperative IV Analgesia: New - Better - Best? J.Leslie  
  1115 Problem Based Anesthesia: 20 Cases I Wish I Missed! J.Leslie  
  1215 Adjourn 20 CEC / 20 CME I  


Steven R. Clendenen, MD
Chair, Division of Regional Anesthesia
Vice-Chair Practice, Department of Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida

John B. Leslie, MD, MBA
Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

Mark T. Murphy, MD
MSN Education
Austin, Texas
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Inc.
Pasco, Washington


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 Health Care System, Dallas and Northwest Anesthesia Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The 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: The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada lists The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, as an approved ACCME accredited provider. The AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ awarded may be submitted by the participant to the RCPSC for equivalent MOC Section 1 Credits.

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 1 credit for completing this program.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 CEC; AANA Code #1029396; Expiration date 10/31/14.

Anesthesiologist Assistants: The NCCAA accepts these ACCME-approved programs for continuing educational credits.

Registered Nurses: NWAS is approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider Number 04833 and Florida and Washington, DC Boards of Nursing, Provider Number 50-7480. This program offers 20 contact hours. Meets the requirements of the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing, Rules and Regulations §21.133.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Austin, Texas, and Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Pasco, Washington


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.


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. NWAS 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.


$100 Aug. 27 to Sept. 26. No refund after Sept. 26; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS 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 NWAS including net cruise, net hotel, and tuition booked through NWAS (but not air). Once you have enough 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.

Lecture notes will be provided on a CD 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.

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 only available through us (800) 222-6927.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email:


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.