Kralendijk, Bonaire

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Welcome to Bonaire, world famous diving destination offering warm crystal clear waters and pristine reefs teeming with tropical fish and aquatic life. With an average temperature of 82 degrees, you can forget your wetsuit at home. Choose from shallow beach dives or awesome walls. Bonaire offers an unmatched assortment of spectacular reefs, tunnels, cliffs, and corals of every description. Best of all, calm waters make for nearly unlimited visibility.

When it's time to hang up your flippers, go cycling or take a nature tour through the “kunuku” or outback. Enjoy the thrill of birdwatching and catching glimpses of almost two hundred species of birds including Bonaire’s signature bird, the pink flamingo. Visitors to the Washington/Slagbaai National Park will be transfixed with unbelievable landscapes and beautiful vistas filled with many varieties of cacti, divi-divi trees, and wildlife including semi-tame iguanas. Spelunking, deep-sea fishing, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, tennis, and parasailing are also among the most popular activities on the island.

With great weather, gentle tradewinds, and friendly locals, Bonaire has the reputation of being laid back, slower paced, and full of fun places to visit. Dine on cuisines ranging from Italian and Lebanese to Antillean, American, and Indonesian. Shop for watches, gold jewelry, Dutch cheese, cigars, and fine china. Many fine souvenirs can be found at reasonable prices.

Dive Packages:

• $575 Package (12 one tank, boat dives)


Rental equipment is available on-site. The cost is $42 per day for a full set or $13 per piece. With a rental of 6 days, you will receive a 10% discount. (Rental charges will be paid on-site.)

Be sure to bring your certification cards with you to check in.

Above diving rates do not include the Bonaire Marine Park Fee of $25 per diver that will be required at the dive shop paid in cash.

Space will be limited, we recommend that you book early to ensure your spot with the group dives.

• Number of divers in your party
• Name of each diver
• Certification/Experience Level of each diver
• Number of dives since Certification
• Number of dives in the past 12 months
• If you plan to rent equipment, we will need height, weight, and shoe size of each diver 

Courtyard Marriott Bonaire

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Experience the ideal Caribbean vacation and exciting diving adventures at the new Courtyard Bonaire. Feed your hunger for adventure and discover Bonaire’s beautiful marine ecosystems from the on-site diving center with a variety of diving sites nearby including Bonaire National Marine Park and Washington Slagbaai National Park.

When hunger strikes, visit the hotel restaurant and bar for a selection of healthy entrees, hand-crafted cocktails, and evening drinks. Continue your active lifestyle and get your heart pumping with the fully equipped fitness center and refreshing outdoor pool.

Guest rooms provide stylish décor and furniture that create a calming ambiance for all travelers. Free Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs with premium cable channels help make your stay in Bonaire feel more like home. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in comfortable beds featuring crisp linens and fluffy pillows, and enjoy amenities such as a sofa, alarm clock, mini-fridge, safe, iron/board, Shari dryer and more.

The Courtyard Marriott Bonaire is located approximately 0.2 miles from the Bonaire International Airport (BON).

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


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.

Giant Strides in Anesthesia
Kralendijk, Bonaire
September 30 – October 5, 2018

Sunday, September 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 PBLD: The 5 Month Old, Ex-Premature Infant for Inguinal Hernia Repair W.Jones  
  0830 Electrolytes: When to Test and When to Cancel H.Patel  
  0930 Break
  0945 Initial Evaluation and Management of Trauma Victim C.Smith  
  1045 Airway Management in Trauma C.Smith  
  1145 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology Hours
  1400 Mandatory Marine Park Check Out Dive/Boats depart for two dives (optional dive package)

Monday, October 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Ocular and Maxillofacial Trauma C.Smith  
  0830 Transfusion Management of Obstetrical Hemorrhage H.Patel  
  0930 Break
  0945 Vasopressors Use and Abuse H.Patel  
  1045 My Child Has a Cold: Should We Come in for Surgery? W.Jones  
  1145 Adjourn
1.8 Pharmacology Hours
  1400 Boats depart for two dives (optional dive package)

Tuesday, October 2

  0800 Boats depart for 2 dives (Optional dive package)
  1415 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1430 LMA as Your Airway, but in an Adenotonsillectomy? W.Jones  
  1530 Emergence Delirium: The Worn Out Mom W.Jones  
  1630 Break
  1645 Anaphylaxis: Identification and Treatment H.Patel  
  1745 Anesthetic Management of the Burn Patient C.Smith  
  1845 Adjourn
1.8 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, October 3 - Open Day

  0800 Boats depart for two dives (optional dive package)

Thursday, October 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Echocardiography in Trauma C.Smith  
  0830 Anesthetic Considerations for Traumatic Brain Injury C.Smith  
  0930 Break
  0945 Radiologic Exams With Anesthesia: It's Not Like Taking Passport Photos W.Jones  
  1045 Transforming the Safety of Your Practice H.Patel  
  1145 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours
  1400 Boats depart for two dives (optional dive package)

Friday, October 5

  0800 Boats depart for two dives (optional dive package)
  1415 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  1430 Preoperative Cardiac Disease Risk Evaluation and Management H.Patel  
  1530 Pacemaker/Defib: What You Need to Know H.Patel  
  1630 Break    
  1645 Anesthetic Management of the Geriatric Trauma Patient C.Smith  
  1745 Trends and Thoughts on Pediatric Premedication W.Jones  
  1845 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

6.6 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


William H. Jones, DO
Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology and Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Medical Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology Services
Service Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Legacy Campus
Plano, Texas

Hemal Patel, MD
Vice Chairman, Anesthesia Department
Memorial Health University
Adjunct Professor, South University
Savannah, Georgia

Charles E. Smith, MD
Professor of Anesthesia
Attending Anesthesiologist
Director, Anesthesia Research
MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio


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 AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1035629; Expiration Date 10/5/2018.

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 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 August 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018. No refund after August 31, 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)

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 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.