Boca Raton, Florida

Commanding a prime location between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Boca Raton is on the sunny Atlantic coast of Florida and offers a fantastic year-round climate, golden sandy beaches, intracoastal waterways, and a downtown area with a vast array of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. Discover some of Boca Raton’s finest attractions and explore a superb collection of luxury and exclusive shops at Sawgrass Mills outlet or visit the renowned Mizner Park for a variety of boutiques, restaurants, and a cinema. The Royal Palm Palace is the oldest shopping mall in Boca Raton, offering fantastic shopping opportunities built around scenic courtyards with sculpted fountains. Enjoy live performances at the amphitheater, Center for the Arts, or regard works by internationally renowned artists at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

Discover some of Boca Raton’s colorful history at Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach. Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark which is open to the public as the Flagler Museum and offers guided tours and exhibits. Learn about magnificent marine mammals and embark on the “Dolphin Odyssey” at the Miami Seaquarium where the entire family will enjoy a rare encounter with these spectacular mammals. Discover the beautiful and subtropical landscape of The Everglades and the Ten Thousand Islands, or enjoy an unforgettable day at Lion Country Safari, located in Loxahatchee, in Palm Beach County.

Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort redefines luxury and fun in south Florida. Savor the sun and sand at Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, luxury accommodations offer true relaxation and exclusivity. This beachfront property provides an unforgettable array of activities and amenities perfectly suited for any taste.

As a guest of the resort, you also have access to the Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. This dual access to both properties provides an array of fun activities for guests of all ages such as golf, surfing, boating, private beach access, FlowRider Wave Simulator, tennis and the Quest Club, an education and entertaining children's program. Dine at one of 11 award-wining restaurants or unwind with the ultimate spa experience at the hotel's Waldorf Astoria Spa. Voted as the number one spa in the country by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards, the resort offers a wide selection of services, including wraps, facials and massages.

This resort also is in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, receiving outstanding traveler reviews and the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row. Beach Club rooms are fresh and inviting rooms and featuring a glass wall with floor-to-ceiling sliding window. Contemporary water-inspired décor with hues of sand, pale green and aquamarine accented with bleached woods and grass cloth wall-coverings make these rooms unique. Discover bathrooms with double-sink illuminated vanity, deep soaking tub, separate rainfall shower, signature bath amenities, robes and hairdryers. This beachfront property provides an unforgettable array of activities and amenities perfectly suited for any taste. Outside of the resort, head to Mizner Park, where a wealth of luxury shopping and entertainment is at your fingertips.

The Boca Beach Club is located approximately 24 miles from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL); 29 miles from the Palm Beach International Airport (PBI); and 45 miles from the Miami International Airport (MIA).

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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 anesthesia specialty or are impacted by it.


The practitioner of anesthesiology 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, 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; 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 in reviewing, updating, and/or expanding knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional.


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.

Topics in Anesthesia
Boca Raton, Florida
May 3-6, 2020

Monday, May 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Perioperative Risk Calculators: How Many Do We Need? E.Lobato  
  0830 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery: What the Guidelines Do Not Tell Us E.Lobato  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices E.Lobato  
  1045 Traveling Between Scylla and Charybdis: Analgesia for the Pulmonary Patient in Shoulder SurgeryC.Lin  
  1145 Medical-Legal Liability: Peripheral Nerve Blocks C.Lin  
  1245 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, May 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pharmacologic Update: Recent and Future Drugs and Delivery R.Shores  
  0830 Hypothermia: Evidence, Concerns, Prevention R.Shores  
  0930 Break
  0945 Coronary Stents and Noncardiac Surgery: Challenges and Controversies E.Lobato  
  1045 Anesthesia and Elderly Patients: Clinical Pearls E.Lobato  
  1145 Epidural Blood Patch: What Can Go Wrong? C.Lin  
  1245 Adjourn
2.4 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, May 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Intraoperative Diagnosis of Myocardial Ischemia: Why It Is Important E.Lobato  
  0830 Cocaine and Elective Surgery: Delay or Press On? E.Lobato  
  0930 Break
  0945 Informed Consent: More Important Than Ever C.Lin  
  1045 Current Laser Therapy: Anesthetic and Safety Considerations R.Shores  
  1145 Low Flow Anesthesia: Reduction in Cost, Waste, and Environmental Impact R.Shores  
  1245 Adjourn
1.8 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, May 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Medical-Legal Liability: Aspiration C.Lin  
  0830 Medical-Legal Liability: Awareness C.Lin  
  0930 Break
  0945 Neuromuscular Drugs and Reversal: Past, Present and Future R.Shores  
  1045 Neuromuscular Management and Monitoring R.Shores  
  1145 Mythbusters: Neuromuscular Monitoring and Reversal R.Shores  
  1245 Adjourn
3 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

8.5 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 10/21/20


Charles J. Lin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Emilio B. Lobato, MD
Anesthesiology Services
North Florida/South Georgia VAMC
Gainesville, Florida

Ryan T. Shores, CRNA, DNP
RKS Services and Consulting, Inc.
Assistant Professor
University of North Florida
College of Health/School of Nursing
Jacksonville, 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 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 Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE; Code Number 1038254; Expiration Date 5/6/2021.

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: 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.


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 4, 2021 to April 3, 2021. No refund after April 3, 2021; 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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.