Cape Cod (Falmouth), Massachusetts

Falmouth is a sea-side town of eight unique villages; a historical Cape Cod summer resort destination, and a vibrant, year-round community. You will easily find activities and restaurants to suit every taste, and some of the loveliest scenery in New England.

With 68 stunning miles of Coastline, Falmouth is the perfect place for those who love the sea. Falmouth is well known for its beautiful beaches and the warm waters of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound; Martha's Vineyard is just a short ferry-ride away.

If you love the outdoors, get ready to enjoy the thrill of swimming, sailing, whale watching, golfing, kayaking, cycling on Falmouth's famous Shining Sea Bikeway or the sweet pull of hookin' a live one in Vineyard Sound. Before or after discovering Falmouth's bounty of boutiques and specialty stores, savor the moment with a relaxing massage in one of the fabulous day spas.

Without leaving town, arts and culture fans will enjoy world class music, art and theatre, fairs and festivals, and the hands-on, marine discovery centers in Woods Hole are not to be missed. A rental car is recommended for this location.

Sea Crest Beach Hotel

Sea Crest Beach Hotel, a charming waterfront resort that sets the stage for relaxation, romantic escapes, and family traditions. As upper Cape Cod’s only beachfront resort, Sea Crest sits on a private stretch of beach along Buzzards Bay, in North Falmouth. Around this waterfront resort, you'll find lots of activities and adventures to enjoy. Many happen around the private beach area. You’ll find it’s a perfect spot for soaking up some sun, walks, sightseeing, and, of course, making awesome sandcastles. Sea Crest Beach Hotel is a great home base for you to explore more of Cape Cod. See more of Falmouth or hop on a ferry and find yourself on Martha’s Vineyard in less than an hour. As adventures and events bring you back to the hotel, unwind in indoor or outdoor saline pools (plus a baby pool for toddlers), get a workout in the fitness center, or enjoy premier onsite dining at Red's Restaurant and Lounge. Guests can also enjoy extensive resort amenities such as onsite water sport rentals, poolside ice cream served at The Scoop, kid-friendly beach games, arts and crafts, an arcade, gift shop, and beachside yoga classes.

Guest rooms have been newly refreshed in 2022, and are inspired by the stunning natural surroundings with amenities such as 1 King or 2 Double plush pillow-top beds, flat screen TV,  Keurig® coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, iron/board, desk and more. Signature rooms are located in hotel's main and outlying buildings. Oceanview rooms offer partial views of Buzzard's Bay an have direct access to pool area and white sand beach.

The Sea Crest Beach Hotel is located approximately 69.1 miles from the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), 72.4 miles from TF Green Airport (PVD). Parking is included in the resort fee for hotel guests only (one car per guest room) and is extremely limited. Additional vehicles cost $45 per car, per day. Due to limited parking, off property attendees are only allowed into the Sea Crest to attend the meeting; they are unable to accommodate non-guests families as day visitors.

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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
Cape Cod (Falmouth), Massachusetts
July 17-21, 2023

Monday, July 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Management of Hemorrhagic Shock: What the Anesthetist Needs to Know J.Richards
  0830 Putting the (Coagulation) Pieces Back Together: Management of Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy J.Richards
  0930 Break
  0945 What Do You Mean the Patient Had an MI? Troponins Are a Game Changer M.Murphy
  1045 Perioperative Management of Cardiac Stents and CIEDs: What the Anesthesia Service Inherits
  1145 Blood Gas Analysis S.Barker
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, July 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 New Developments in Oxygen Transport and Monitoring: Part I S.Barker
  0830 New Developments in Oxygen Transport and Monitoring: Part II S.Barker
  0930 Break
  0945 When There Is a Fracture and It Must Be Fixed: Management of Multisystem Orthopedic Trauma J.Richards
  1045 Intraoperative Management of Septic Shock: Bringing the ICU to the OR J.Richards
  1145 Production Pressures and Outcome Measures M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, July 19 - Open Day


Thursday, July 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Burnout in Healthcare: Past Time to Do Something M.Murphy
  0830 Wellness in Healthcare: What You Can Do M.Murphy
  0930 Break
  0945 Dealing With the Disruptive Colleague S.Barker
  1045 Flying the Anesthesia Machine: So Easy a Caveman Can Do It? S.Barker
  1145 Intraoperative Low Tidal Volume Ventilation: Does One Size Fit All? J.Richards
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, July 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 How Has Technology Affected Outcomes in Anesthesia? S.Barker
  0830 Anesthesia for the Elderly S.Barker
  0930 Break
  0945 Ethics Case Studies M.Murphy
  1045 Right Ventricular Dysfunction for the Noncardiac Anesthetist J.Richards
  1145 Perioperative Diastolic Dysfunction: The Other Half of Heart Failure J.Richards
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

3.2 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 7/10/23


Steven J. Barker, PhD, MD
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Owner, MSN Education, LLC
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

Justin E. Richards, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1042387; Expiration Date 07/21/2023.

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/NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest 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 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS 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 18, 2023 to June 17, 2023. No refund after June 17, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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.


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.

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