Charlotte Harbor, Florida

Charlotte Harbor is the second largest estuary in Florida, and is a beautiful place known for its pristine beaches, spectacular wildlife, and peaceful rivers. Explore the 42,000-acre Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, over 70 miles of shoreline, or visit the iconic 19th-century Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum on Gasparilla Island. Take a nature tour, a spin on jet skis, or cycle around town. Charlotte Harbor is known as one of the most sought-after fishing destinations, but you'll also find great golfing, water sports, museums, and unique shopping and dining opportunities. Charlotte Harbor is one of Florida's best-kept secrets, come see what you've been missing!

Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor

Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor is Florida's newest premier Gulf Coast oasis. Here, you'll find the relaxing waterfront destination you have been looking for. Enjoy the laid-back Florida Gulf Coast lifestyle showcasing the stunning Charlotte Harbor, two luxury oasis-like pools, championship golf, the full-service Lorelei - Natural Beauty and Wellness Spa and Salon, a state-of-the-art fitness center with expert-led workouts, shopping, watersports, and much more.

From casual eats on the water to elegant fine dining, great food is a focal point of the Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor experience. Authenticity, quality, and exceptional taste is the foundation of each of their 20 original food & beverage concepts; including 7 stand-alone restaurants, 11 bars & lounges, two poolside offerings, and a 25,000 sq ft multi-dining experience.

Premium guestrooms feature 1 king or 2 queen beds (based on hotel availability), floor-to-ceiling windows, mini-refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, laptop size in-room safe, 4K HDR Smart TV, walk-in shower, double vanity, and much more.

Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor is approximately 5.6 miles from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), 42 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), and 57 miles from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). Parking: Self-parking is $3 per hour for 0-6 hours or $20 per full day; overnight guest self-parking is $20 per night with in/out privileges. Valet parking is approximately $12 per day (max 8 hours) or $25/night for overnight guests. Tax is included in parking rates. Parking fees 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 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
Charlotte Harbor, Florida
March 18-21, 2025

Tuesday, March 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Cardinal Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation (Part I) M.Kossick
  0830 Cardinal Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation (Part II) M.Kossick
  0930 Break
  0945 Evidence-Based Guidelines for Diagnosing T Wave and ST Segment Changes M.Kossick
  1045 Perioperative Management of CIEDs and Other Devices M.Murphy
  1145 Positioning Injuries: Risks and Responsibilities M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, March 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Cardiac Conundrum: Anesthetic Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease C.Goldstein
  0830 Anticoagulation Aggravation? Coagulation Confusion? Reversal Rescue? A Practical Review C.Goldstein
  0930 Break
  0945 Decision Algorithm for EKG Lead Selection Including True Chest Leads vs. Modified Chest Leads M.Kossick
  1045 Diagnostic Criteria for Myocardial Infarction M.Kossick
  1145 Street Drugs Your Patients Are Taking: Novel and Deadly M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, March 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Burnout in Healthcare: Beyond Time to Address It M.Murphy
  0830 Wellness Solutions: Don’t Wait for HR to Fix It M.Murphy
  0930 Break
  0945 Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Implications for Axis Deviation, Bundle Branch Blocks and Fascicular Blocks M.Kossick
  1045 Practice EKG Interpretation: Ischemia, Injury, MI, Axis Deviation, Bundle Branch Blocks and Fascicular Blocks M.Kossick
  1145 Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medicine and Anesthesiology C.Goldstein
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, March 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Lung Lessons: Practical Approach to Evaluation, Risk Stratification and Perioperative Management of Patients With Pulmonary Disease C.Goldstein
  0830 Emergency Scenarios Pearls: PeRLS and CRM C.Goldstein
  0930 Break
  0945 Fluid and Pressor Management in the 21st Century C.Goldstein
  1045 Production Pressures and Outcome Measures: The Answer Is Still Money M.Murphy
  1145 Ethics Cases You Will Encounter M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

3.4 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/24/24


Joseph Christopher Goldstein, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
OR Medical Director
Director of Anesthesia Clinical Affairs and Medical Informatics
Co-Director TAVR Program
Department of Anesthesiology, VAHS
Gainesville, Florida

Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Professor Emeritus
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, North Carolina
Educational Consultant
Dunnellon, Florida

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Retired Anesthesiologist
St. Petersburg, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars
Pasco, Washington 


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 1044339; Expiration Date 03/21/2025.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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 of the AR, DC, FL, GA, KS, KY, MI, MS, NH, NM, ND, SC, WV, and WY nursing boards. 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.


No penalty if canceled by January 16, 2025. Cancellations between January 17, 2025, and February 16, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after February 16, 2025, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can 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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