Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Beaches, boats, and year-round warm, sunny weather make Fort Lauderdale a mecca for vacationers and sports enthusiasts alike. Many recreational waterways with extensive boating facilities and access to every conceivable watersport can be found here. Rent a jetski, go scuba diving, or charter a sport fishing trip.

Once an infamous spring break destination, the “Venice of America” now has a decidedly upscale, sophisticated vibe. Cruise its famous canals and check out the passing scene of luxury mansions. Watch for the historic Stranahan home, a former trading post, and now the city’s oldest surviving structure. Spend an afternoon in the posh galleries and boutiques of Las Olas Boulevard, where you’ll find an assortment of clothing, art, and jewelry, coffee shops and wine bars, and local eateries of all kinds. Fish is fresh and delicious in Florida, with grouper being a popular choice.

Wildlife lovers will find much to explore in nearby Everglades National Park. Take a 30-minute airboat ride across the Everglades, one of the most breathtaking natural areas in America. Discover a variety of fish and birds that inhabit the area, and perhaps see the most famous Everglades inhabitant—the alligator.
Stroll the gardens and take a guided tour of historic Bonnet House. Five distinct ecosystems thrive on the property, and host a variety of tropical vegetation. Keep your eyes open for local bird species, tortoises, and even Costa Rican squirrel monkeys!

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

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Reflect and reconnect when you experience Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Highlighted by a pristine oceanfront location, and close proximity to the airport, this luxury Fort Lauderdale beach resort is an ideal getaway from the pressures of life.

Enjoy an idyllic private beach with 16 waterfront acres, located near the area’s most popular attractions. A 22,000-square-foot spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments, a private spa pool and fitness center with ocean views. Three restaurants span the resort, including the upscale 3030 Ocean Restaurant with modern American seafood. Dive into the tropical lagoon pool, sip a cocktail under swaying palm trees, or make memories with a variety of water sports and children’s activities.

Guest rooms feature luxurious bedding, flat-panel TV, coffee/tea maker, mini-bar, safe, iron/board, hairdryer, robe, and more. The hotel is just minutes from Las Olas Boulevard, the Beach Promenade, and Sawgrass Mills Mall.
The Marriott Resort Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach is approximately 5 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), 32 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA), and 50 miles from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI).

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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.

Topics in Anesthesia
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
May 29-June 1, 2017

Monday, May 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Preoperative Evaluation Priorities J.Lenart  
  0830 The Pediatric Airway/Evaluating Respiratory Status J.Lenart  
  0930 Break
  0945 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation: Do the Guidelines Tell Us What We Need to Know? E.Lobato  
  1045 Perioperative Evaluation and Management of Patients With Coronary Stents E.Lobato  
  1145 Anesthesia in the Elderly Patient: Clinical Pearls E.Lobato  
  1245 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology

Tuesday, May 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Disaster Planning, Preparedness, and Poisoning J.Lenart  
  0830 Obstructive Sleep Apnea J.Lenart  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Management of Antiplatelet and Antithrombotic Therapy E.Lobato  
  1045 Perioperative Myocardial Infarction: Should Everyone at Risk Get Troponin Levels? E.Lobato  
  1145 The Cocaine Positive Patient Scheduled for Elective Surgery: Cancel, Delay, or Press On? E.Lobato  
  1245 Adjourn
2.6 Pharmacology

Wednesday, May 31

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Neuraxial Anesthesia and Coagulation Dysfunction J.Waters  
  0830 Management of Obstetrical Hemorrhage J.Waters  
  0930 Break
  0945 Introduction to Patient Blood Management J.Waters  
  1045 Pulmonary Physiology and Anesthesia J.Lenart  
  1145 Respiratory Disease and Anesthetic Management J.Lenart  
  1245 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology

Thursday, June 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Traumatic Anesthetic Complications J.Lenart  
  0830 Obstetrical Anesthesia: Problems of Term and Delivery: Resuscitation J.Lenart  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Massive Transfusion Protocol and Damage Control Resuscitation J.Waters  
  1045 Theory and Concept Behind Blood Salvage J.Waters  
  1145 Waste Reduction: Opportunities in Transfusion Medicine to Reduce Cost J.Waters  
  1245 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

4.3 Pharmacology Hours†


John Lenart, MD
Associate Professor
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor
Loma Linda University School of Nursing
Loma Linda, California

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

Jonathan H. Waters, MD
Professor Department of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine University of Pittsburgh
Vice Chair, Clinical Research
Program Director Regional and Acute Pain Fellowship Program
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Director Acute Interventional Pain Program of UPMC
Professor Swanson School of Engineering
Department of Bioengineering
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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 #1034006; Expiration Date 6/1/2017.

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 March 30, 2017 to April 29, 2017. No refund after April 29, 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.