Atlanta, Georgia

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In Atlanta, fine dining, shopping and rich history combine with inspiration-inducing attractions to create a city with Southern charm and world-class sophistication.

The young and young at heart will marvel at the many and varied species housed at Zoo Atlanta, including giant pandas, giraffes, sumatran tigers, orangutans, and zebras to name a few. Next, go beneath the waves with sharks and fish at the Atlanta Aquarium and catch a show of sea lions or dolphins peforming dazzling tricks. More natural wonders can be found at the Altanta Botanical Garden, which hosts a variety of plantlife exhibits, including orchids and roses, rare conifers, endangered tropical varieties, desert and high altitude species, native species, and more. For the creative among you, collections at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art consist of more than 15,000 pieces of 19th and 20th century American art, significant European pieces, modern and contemporary art, photography, African, and folk art. History buffs will enjoy the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Swan House, and the Atlanta History Center.

Head downtown to taste over 140 beverages from around the globe at the World of Coca-Cola while touring the history of this famous brand. Love to shop? Atlantic Station is a walkable, outdoor shopping mecca just north of downtown. Hikers and bikers can spend the day outdoors exploring 22 miles of the revitalized Atlanta BeltLine. Finally, refuel at one of over 300 restaurants spanning every cuisine and price point. There is truly something for everyone in Atlanta!

The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead

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Surround yourself with an irresistible combination of Southern hospitality and smart sophistication at The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead one of Atlanta’s most ideally located hotels offering effortless access to Buckhead’s finest shopping, five-star dining, and entertainment establishments. This distinctive hotel in Atlanta’s Uptown is just minutes from Midtown, where guests will find the world-renowned High Museum, the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Downtown Atlanta.

The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead offers upscale facilities. An entire floor is devoted to the pampering spa, which features a lounge, a boutique shop, and several treatment rooms. Work up a sweat in the fitness center or relax in the indoor heated pool. When it's time to dine, Trade Root specializes in Mediterranean-inspired recipes from around the region. These culinary delights are complemented by premium cocktails, cordials, and wines, as well as impeccable service and genuine hospitality. Get going each day with the Coffee Bar’s house-made cold brew, tea, or cold-pressed juice. Revitalize is made from green apple, celery, lemon, parsley, and ginger. Grab-and-go options include pastries, fresh fruit, salads, and breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

Deluxe guest rooms are 360 sqft. and offer a spacious layout with 1 King or 2 Double beds (based on hotel availability). Amenities include refreshment center with coffee/teamaker, honor bar, flat-screen TV, desk, iPod docking station, alarm clock, digital safe, iron/board, rain shower head, exclusive Asprey bath amenities, hair dryer, lighted shaving/make-up mirror, Italian marble vanity and more.

The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead is located approximately 18 miles form the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL). Parking at the hotel: Overnight valet parking, approximately $38 per car, per night; Self-parking, $12 maximum for up to 12 hours; after 12 hours, up to 24 hours is $17 per day. Parking prices subject to change without notice.

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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.


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.

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
Atlanta, Georgia
May 28-31, 2018

Monday, May 28

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Transition from PREoperative Evaluation to PERIoperative Management A.Visan  
  0800 Off-Site Anesthesia: We Hate It, but It's the Future G.Patel  
  0900 COPD: A Review and Implications G.Patel  
  1000 Break
  1015 Management of Patients With LVADs in Noncardiac Surgery G.Patel  
  1115 Basic Trauma Anesthesia B.Batoon  
  1215 Hemostatic Resuscitation B.Batoon  
  1315 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, May 29

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Coagulation Factors in Trauma B.Batoon  
  0800 The World of Cosmetic Surgery: Expect the Unexpected A.Visan  
  0900 What Is the Role of an Anesthesia Information System in the Current Healthcare Environment? A.Visan  
  1000 Break
  1015 Measuring Costs in Anesthesia: Challenges and Opportunities A.Visan  
  1115 Evaluation of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland  
  1215 Management of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland  
  1315 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, May 30

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Ketamine: Multiple Uses for an Old Friend G.Crosland  
  0800 Tonsillectomy: Myths and Attitudes G.Crosland  
  0900 Perioperative Fibrinogen Concentrate B.Batoon  
  1000 Break
  1015 Intraoperative Considerations of the Septic Patient B.Batoon  
  1115 Healthcare Regulatory Trends: Impact on Anesthesia Providers A.Visan  
  1215 Anesthesia Practice: Transition From Hospital to Office Setting A.Visan  
  1315 Adjourn
2.4 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, May 31

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Anesthesia Care of Major Burns G.Crosland  
  0800 PBLD: Houston, We Have A Problem G.Crosland  
  0900 Medical Ethics: The Four Cornerstones G.Crosland  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthesia for Novel and Advanced GI Procedures G.Patel  
  1115 Anesthesia for Intracranial Aneurysm G.Patel  
  1215 Sugammadex: Do I Even Need to Monitor Twitches? G.Patel  
  1315 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology Hours

24 CME

24 CEC

6.5 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Bonjo M. Batoon, MSN, CRNA
Staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Member of Shock Trauma Go Team
International Medical Surgical Response Team (IMSuRT)
Maryland-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (MD-1 DMAT)
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
University of Maryland Medical Systems
Baltimore, Maryland

James Grady Crosland, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas

Gaurav P. Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Clinical Director, Surgical Specialties Anesthesia
Associate Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Alexandru Visan, MD, MBA
CEO, Executive Cortex Consulting, LLC
Miami, Florida


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 24 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 AANA for 24 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1035186; Expiration Date 5/31/2018.

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 24 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS 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 24 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, 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 March 29, 2018 to April 28, 2018. No refund after April 28, 2018; 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)

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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.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) 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.