Kapolei (O'ahu), Hawaii

Located on the western side of Oahu, Kapolei includes the communities of Makakilo, Barber's Point, Campbell Industrial Park and Ko Olina, consisting of Aulani and the Ko Olina Golf Club. Named after a volcanic cone in the area called Pu'u o Kapolei, the area is often referred to as Oahu's second city.

No matter your preference, Kapolei has an assortment of activities perfect for everyone in the family. Spend your days snorkeling in the warm Pacific ocean or sunning yourself on the sand. Stroll the open-air mall at Ka Makana Ali'i for great shopping at chain stores and local shops. Golfers can enjoy immaculate fairways at Ko Olina Golf Club. Kids won't want to miss Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park a Wet N Wild Hawaii, a large facility with a wave pool, the Tornado (a 130 foot tunnel), Raging River, Kapolei Cooler (an all ages tube cruise), Big Kahuna, Flyin' Hawaiian, Da Flowrider, and many other thrills.

When it's time to dine, join in on an authentic Hawaiian luau at the Ka Wa’a Luau at Aulani. Watch traditional ceremonies, songs, and dances during your meal. Sample a delectable selection of appetizing fare including native island dishes including kalua pig, taro poi, lomi lomi salmon, and of course, the always tasty coconut haupia.

Aulani, a Disney Resort® & Spa

Discover a family paradise with a touch of magic at Aulani, A Disney Resort® & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i. Walt Disney Imagineers worked hand in hand with local artisans and cultural experts to create Aulani, A Disney Resort® & Spa. Inspired by the natural wonders and rich traditions of Hawai‘i, Aulani Resort is the ultimate family getaway—celebrating the beauty, history and welcoming spirit of the island.

There's something for everyone to enjoy at this award-winning Resort, and so much is included with your stay! Aulani Resort is perfectly positioned on the beautiful beaches of Ko Olina on the leeward coast of O'ahu on 21 oceanfront acres, nestled between verdant mountains and serene ocean waters. Here, you'll be removed from the crowds of Waikiki, yet close enough to enjoy the wonders of the island.

Splash out at the sprawling Waikolohe Valley pool area, the destination for aquatic family fun. Hurtle down water slides, float along a lazy river, snorkel in a private lagoon or simply admire the view from a romantic infinity-edge pool. Kids ages 4 to 12 can enjoy the 5,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art kids club called Aunty’s Beach House designed to entertain and delight from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Here they can explore Hawaiian culture, art and music—with a dash of Disney® magic—at this supervised activities club. Most activities are complimentary; select experiences are available at a fee. Please go to the website to register your child and select your 90-minute time slot. In the late afternoon and evening we offer teen and family activities in Aunty’s Beach House.

Experience an exhilarating and enchanting journey through Hawaiian history—and discover its deep cultural roots in canoe (waʻa) exploration, which brought the first ancient explorers to the shores of Ko Olina. Enjoy Hawaiian craft demonstrations and live music, featuring local entertainment (Traditional Hawaiian Music and Dance, including hula kahiko (ancient dance style) and modern hula ‘auana). All guests will enjoy a hearty buffet which includes most of the original luau favorites.

Aulani Resort offers tweens and teens ages 10 to 17 a variety of activities to make their vacation truly special. Whether it's snorkeling at Rainbow Reef, soothe & rejuvinate your mind, body & spirit at Laniwai Spam or rafting down a lazy river, there's something for everyone to make their Aulani Resort vacation an epic adventure in paradise.

Aulani, A Disney Resort® & Spa is located approximately 20 miles from the Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) International Airport (HNL). Overnight self or valet parking for resort guests is approximately $40 per night, per car (up to 2 cars), with in/out privileges.Parking rates subject to change without notice.

Speedi Shuttle is offering attendees and their travel companions discounted shared airport/hotel shuttle service. Guests with prearranged arrival reservations are met in the baggage claim area, then directed to their waiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, 6’1” headroom, adjustable headrests and comfortable seats. For pricing and reservations, visit https://www.speedishuttle.com/a/r/multiaff7.4/sp1/i/2/res/universal?force_cr=&widget=

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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.

Current Anesthesia Practice
Kapolei (O'ahu), Hawaii
May 27-31, 2024

Monday, May 27

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0750 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0800 Preoperative Fasting Guidelines and Ways to Reduce the Risk of Pulmonary Aspiration S.Rajagopalan
  0900 Perioperative Optimization of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery S.Rajagopalan
  1000 Break
  1015 Interpretation of the 2022 ASA Practice Guidelines for the Management of the Difficult Airway G.Collins
  1115 Coagulopathy of Trauma and Transfusion G.Collins
  1215 Preoperative Evaluation of the Pediatric Patient M.Brockel
  1315 Adjourn

Tuesday, May 28

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Pediatric Airway Management M.Brockel
  0900 Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Tonsillectomies in Children M.Brockel
  1000 Break
  1015 Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices S.Rajagopalan
  1115 Anesthetic Management of Traumatic Brain Injury S.Rajagopalan
  1215 Opioid-Sparing Strategies for Obstetric Surgery: Bringing ERAS into the Cesarean Suite G.Collins
  1315 Adjourn

Wednesday May 29 – Day Open


Thursday, May 30

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 The ABCs of AFE: Recognition and Management of Amniotic Fluid Embolus G.Collins
  0900 Postpartum Hemorrhage and TXA G.Collins
  1000 Break
  1015 Pediatric Foreign Bodies M.Brockel
  1115 Pediatric Enhanced Recovery After Surgery M.Brockel
  1215 Perioperative Blood Glucose Management S.Rajagopalan
  1315 Adjourn

Friday, May 31

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0800 Geriatric Trauma S.Rajagopalan
  0900 Medication Errors: Are There Ways to Prevent It? S.Rajagopalan
  1000 Break
  1015 PBLD: Pediatric Case Discussions M.Brockel
  1115 Neuraxial Dexmedetomidine: Help or Hype? G.Collins
  1215 Opioid-Free Anesthesia for Bariatric Surgery G.Collins
  1315 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 CE

7.1 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/6/23



Megan A. Brockel, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Gregory Collins, DNP, CRNA
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Texas Christian University School of Nurse Anesthesia
Fort Worth, Texas

Suman Rajagopalan, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Pre-Anesthesia Clinic and Testing Center
Director of Trauma Anesthesia
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas


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, www.theABA.org, 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 1043425; Expiration Date 05/31/2024.

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 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 March 28, 2024 to April 27, 2024. No refund after April 27, 2024; 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.

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*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.

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