Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

1 2 3 4 5

Providenciales, often called Provo, is one of seven inhabited islands in the 40-island chain, Turks and Caicos, which forms the southeast tip of the Bahamas. This heavenly, 38 mile-long island set in crystal turquoise waters boasts a 14 mile-long white sand beach and provides spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities. Off the shore, an extensive barrier reef system subdues the power of the Atlantic while producing miles of shallow reefs, sloping and vertical mini-walls, and deep reefs.

Paralleling the coastline is one of the most exceptional walls in the Caribbean from steep cascading Plate Corals to dramatic Black Coral trees and delicate invertebrate structures cloaked in elaborate sponge formations. Beautiful tropical fish flow in schools across the reef; eagle rays, sharks, turtles, dolphins, and manta rays are seen with some regularity in these waters. These dive sites are pristine, many seeming to be untouched by man. However, there is one creature in these waters who seems to prefer the company of humans. Jojo the Dolphin regularly leaves his comrades at sea to join the swimmers in Grace Bay.

Is there anything for the non-diver? Aside from the unsurpassed opportunity to relax and enjoy the warmth of the sun, breathe the pure air, and walk the sugar beach, Provo hosts the only 18 hole golf course on Turks and Caicos. Windsurf, yacht, fish, play tennis, work out in a state-of-the-art fitness center, or bicycle. Take a drive, tour by scooter, or hop a chartered boat or flight to some of the uninhabited islands for beachcombing “par excellence,” or explore the artifacts and buildings of an old sisal and salt industry. Enjoy varied cuisine and meet new friends in a variety of nightclubs.

Beaches Resort and Spa

1 2 3 4 5

Just over an hour from Miami, Beaches Resort and Spa is nestled amid groves of palms and tropical foliage that fronts a 12-mile stretch of pristine beach. At this tranquil resort, you can choose from sixteen amazing restaurants. Other facilities include a piano bar and four signature swim-up bars. Water sports include scuba diving and the newly expanded 45,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art waterpark. There are endless fun activities for everyone, from tots to tweens and teens, featuring Sesame Street® characters, the new Xbox 360® Game Garage and a sizzlin’ teen disco, Liquid at Beaches. Also offered are a variety of landsports sure to please.

Scuba Diving: Two dives per day with all equipment included. Must be certified. Resort requires a refresher course (fee applies) to be taken if no dives within the last 12 months. Please be aware that the diving tends to be oriented towards the casual diver.

Children: Children’s center with professional care, children’s playground, and toddler’s pool. Children also have their own pool, game room, etc.

Available Services (additional charges may apply): Shopping and boutiques, spa treatments, excursion desk, laundry services, deep sea fishing, baby sitting services, and car rentals.

All-inclusive package includes Seven nights accommodations, domestic and imported alcoholic beverages, all meals and snacks, tax and gratuities at the resort, unlimited leisure activities, non-motorized water sports including scuba diving, nightly entertainment, and airport transfers.

Click here to view photos of the resort.

Please be aware that The Beaches Resort and Spa is an all-inclusive resort. If you choose to stay elsewhere, you will be charged approximately $200 per person per day for entry into the resort, even if you are only attending the seminar. This is a firm resort policy. This fee is subject to change without notice at the discretion of resort management.

Email us at or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065


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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
April 6-11, 2014

Sunday, April 6

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0755 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0800 Pediatric Premedication and Induction A.Franklin  
  0900 Anesthesia for Pediatric Otolaryngology Surgery A.Franklin  
  1000 Break
  1015 Beta Blockers in the Peri-Operative Period: Who Should Get Them M.Simon  
  1115 Allergy and Anaphylaxis and Anesthesia P.Kempen  
  1215 Adjourn

Monday, April 7

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0800 Management of Common Pediatric Surgical Emergencies A.Franklin  
  0900 Pacemakers and AICD’s: Perioperative Management M.Simon  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthesia for ECT P.Kempen  
  1115 Anesthesia for MRI P.Kempen  
  1215 Adjourn

Tuesday, April 8

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0800 Anesthetic Management for Stenting Procedures M.Simon  
  0900 Anesthesia for Patients with Valvular Heart Disease for Non-cardiac Surgery M.Simon  
  1000 Break
  1015 Pediatric Fluid and Electrolyte Management A.Franklin  
  1115 Anesthesia and the Child with a Respiratory Tract Infection A.Franklin  
  1215 Adjourn

Wednesday, April 9 - Open Day


Thursday, April 10

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0800 Peri-Operative Myocardial Ischemia M.Simon  
  0900 Pediatric Anesthesia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea A.Franklin  
  1000 Break
  1015 Statins Update P.Kempen  
  1115 Urine Production and Anesthesia: Why is Urine So Hard to Obtain? P.Kempen  
  1215 Adjourn    

Friday, April 11

  0745 Registration - Mandatory Sign In *
  0800 Anticoagulation and Cardiac Surgery M.Simon  
  0900 Vasopressin and Anesthetic Management P.Kempen  
  1000 Break
  1015 Ethics and Anesthesia P.Kempen  
  1115 Prevention and Management of Pediatric Emergence Delirium A.Franklin  
  1215 Adjourn Total 20 CME 1 / 20 CEC  

Saturday, April 12 - Departure as scheduled


*Breakfast will not be served at the meeting.


Andrew Franklin, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Paul Martin Kempen, MD, PhD
Staff Anesthesiologist
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Michael Bradley Simon, MD
North American Partners in Anesthesia
Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Poughkeepsie, New York


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 credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas and Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Inc. 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.

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 #1028187; Expiration date 4/11/2014.

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 February 5 to March 7. No refund after March 7; 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 hotel 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.

Lecture notes will be provided on a CD in PDF format.

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.

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.