Branson, Missouri

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Branson is ALL ABOUT entertainment! Family entertainment has continued to explode here with a huge influx of performers, exciting additions to the area’s famed amusement parks, and increased focus on the Ozarks’ limitless outdoor activities. Branson is truly a remarkable vacation destination with magnificent live performance theaters, three pristine lakes, ten championship golf courses, an international award-winning theme park, dozens of attractions and museums, shopping galore, and a full range of dining options...all waiting for you.

Branson entertainment is plentiful and diverse, offering something for everyone. Voted the number one theme park in the world by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, Silver Dollar City is a trip back in time to the day when the people living in these mountains created everything needed from local materials using their own hands.

Replete with thrill rides and artisans, this is the combination of entertainment and education you’ve always wanted for a family fun-filled time. Enjoy the scenery of the southwest Missouri or the northwest Arkansas wilderness on the Branson Scenic Railway - “Mainline Through The Ozarks”. Branson also has the world’s largest Titanic museum. This and much more is here for your enjoyment.

Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel

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Perfectly centered in downtown Branson, this AAA Four Diamond hotel prioritizes the comfort and satisfaction of all guests. Whether you are ready to explore Historic Downtown Branson, take your family to the local amusement park Silver Dollar City, or stroll along Lake Taneycomo, the Hilton Branson Convention Center offers guests a refreshing place to stay. Grab a bite to eat at a nearby casual restaurant, or dine at the hotel's elegant Level 2 Steakhouse. Shoppers will love the Branson Landing area, as it is home to many specialty shops. Your store options are sure to appeal to one of your interests. Guests with varied tastes can indulge during their trip to Branson, MO, and have fun at this outdoor pavilion. Deluxe guest rooms feature a flat screen TV, mini-fridge, clock radio w/ MP3 connection, coffee maker, mini-fridge, hair dryer, iron/board, and more. The Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel is located approximately 15 miles from the Branson Airport (BKG) and 40 miles from the Springfield Regional Airport (SGF).

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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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Branson, Missouri
July 20-23, 2017

Thursday, July 20

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient R.Lenhardt  
  0800 Perioperative Management of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome R.Lenhardt  
  0900 Break
  0915 Anticoagulants and Reversal Before Surgery R.Lenhardt  
  1015 Compliance: What's the Big Deal? R.Harvey  
  1115 Compliance Plans: The OIG Gives Us a Safety Net R.Harvey  
  1215 Adjourn 1.1 Pharmacology  

Friday, July 21

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Stark Law, Anti Kickback Statutes Violations and Their Effect on Your Practice R.Harvey  
  0800 False Claims Acts: The Computers Are Scanning Your Claims R.Harvey  
  0900 Break
  0915 Hyperglycemia in the Perioperative Period R.Lenhardt  
  1015 Perioperative Arrhythmias: How to Recognize Them R.Lenhardt  
  1115 Hemorrhagic Shock and Trauma R.Lenhardt  
  1215 Adjourn 0.9 Pharmacology  
  1355 Optional PALS Workshop*

Saturday, July 22

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part I D.Lin  
  0800 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part II D.Lin  
  0900 Break
  0915 Hyperthermia and Anesthesia R.Lenhardt  
  1015 Dialogue and Disclosure: In the Eyes of the Patient D.Lin  
  1115 Dialogue and Disclosure: Case Discussion D.Lin  
  1215 Adjourn 1.3 Pharmacology  
  1355 Optional ACLS Workshop*

Sunday, July 23

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Introducing New Technology and New Toys Safely Into the OR D.Lin  
  0800 The Whistleblower and Your Practice R.Harvey  
  0900 Break
  0915 Risk Management Has Many Faces R.Harvey  
  1015 PACU Dilemmas D.Lin  
  1115 Checklists: The Good, The Bad, and The Preventably Ugly D.Lin  
  1215 Adjourn 1.4 Pharmacology  

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

4.2 Pharmacology Hours†

*Separate tuition and schedule applies.


Randy Harvey, BS, RRT, CRNA
Chief of Anesthesia and Department Manager
Florida Eye Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Recipient of the AANA 31st Annual
Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Anesthesia Practitioner Award

Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice‑Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Preoperative Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Della Ming Lin, MD
Senior Fellow, Estes Park Institute
Patient Safety Leadership Fellow and Faculty, HRET
Past Department Chief, Anesthesiology
Queen's Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii


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 #1033637; Expiration Date 7/28/2017.

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: 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, 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 May 21, 2017 to June 20, 2017. No refund after June 20, 2017; 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.

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.