Jekyll Island, Georgia

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Jekyll Island's exquisite natural beauty has long drawn guests to its barrier shores. From the Native American and British settlers to the Jekyll Island Club millionaires and the thousands of guests who arrive today, the Island is a haven of history and wonder. Here, guests are taken back to the eras gone by and uncover the heritage that makes the Island undeniably unique. Jekyll Island is a state park, and over two-thirds of the land is protected from development.

With miles of beach, marsh and maritime forest, Jekyll Island is a haven of discovery. Explore the treasures of the Island, from the marine life and sandy shores to the ancient oak trees draped in moss. Around every corner, a new adventure awaits. Uncover all the details that come together to create an Island steeped in heritage at the Jekyll Island Museum. Wander its halls, then hop on the trolley tour for an even deeper glimpse into the Island’s past.

Visit The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and advanced turtle hospital that is open to the public, offering an interactive Exhibit Gallery and Rehabilitation Pavilion with many sea turtle patients regularly on view for guests. Golf 4 beautiful golf courses, explore the 250 acre historic landmark district, or bike and walk over 20 miles of picturesque paths and trails.

Rent kayak or stand up paddle board and tour the beaches and marshes for your chance to see dolphins, Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Horseshoe crabs, sea turtles, the occasional manatee and so much more. The waters around Jekyll Island are teeming with life and offer some of the best fishing in the Southeast. Enjoy unique shopping and dining options and so much more!

Jekyll Island is located approximately 20 miles from Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK), 64 miles from the Jacksonville, Florida International Airport (JAX) and 90 miles from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV).

Please note: Vehicle entry to Jekyll Island requires a valid parking pass which must be purchased at the Pay-In-The-Lane System or the Guest Information Center upon arrival on the island. This pass allows you access to many of the island’s public outdoor areas, including picnic areas, beach parking and access points, playgrounds, soccer complex, National Historic Landmark District, fishing piers and marinas, bicycle and nature trails, and more. Bicycles and pedestrians can enter at NO charge. Approximate prices are: One Day Parking Pass: $6, Weekly Parking Pass: $28 (Valid for seven-days), Annual Parking Decal: $45 (tax included). Valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Oversized Vehicles (over 8 feet tall): $10* (daily rate). Oversized vehicles are only eligible for daily or annual decals. Pricing is subject to change without notice. Visit for more information.

Westin Jekyll Island Hotel

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The Westin Jekyll Island Hotel is one of the newest Jekyll Island hotels. Located along the beautiful Georgia coastline, The Westin Jekyll Island offers direct beach access and breathtaking ocean views. Experience Jekyll Island’s top attractions all within close proximity to the property, and shop at the Jekyll Island Beach Village, located directly next door to the Westin.

Swimming and relaxing in the outdoor zero-entry pool is just one of the many activities you can enjoy at The Westin Jekyll Island. The pool is perfect for swimmers of all ages to enjoy and features numerous comfortable lounge chairs and tables. Stay in shape at the Westin Workout fitness studio, and then dine at the full-service restaurant and bar with outdoor dining.

Beautifully appointed guestrooms are outfitted with 1 King or 2 Queen signature Westin Heavenly Beds (based on availability), high-speed internet, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, iron/board, hair dryer, safe, and more. A full bathtub/shower combo is available in all rooms with 2 queen beds. A rainforest shower (no bathtub) is available in all rooms with 1 King bed.

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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.

Pediatric Anesthesia Update
Jekyll Island, Georgia
May 10-13, 2017

Wednesday, May 10

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Preoperative Assessment/Optimization of a Pediatric Patient R.Bryskin  
  0800 Pediatric Endocrine Emergencies Under General Anesthesia R.Bryskin  
  0900 Evaluation of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland  
  1000 Break
  1015 Management of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland  
  1115 Neonatal Surgical Emergencies H.DeSoto  
  1215 Anesthesia in Pediatric Trauma H.DeSoto  
  1315 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology

Thursday, May 11

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Premedication and Induction in Pediatrics H.DeSoto  
  0800 Anesthesia Considerations for Fetal Surgery H.DeSoto  
  0900 Hemostasis in a Pediatric Surgical Patient: When the Red Cells Hit the Road R.Bryskin  
  1000 Break
  1015 Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access and More R.Bryskin  
  1115 Anesthesia Care of Major Burns G.Crosland  
  1215 PBLD: Too Many Cooks G.Crosland  
  1315 Adjourn
1.7 Pharmacology

Friday, May 12

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Out of the OR Anesthesia and Sedation for Pediatric Patients G.Crosland  
  0800 Ketamine: Multiple Uses for an Old Friend G.Crosland  
  0900 Fluid Management in the Pediatric Patient H.DeSoto  
  1000 Break
  1015 Complications in Anesthesia H.DeSoto  
  1115 Pediatric Regional Anesthesia R.Bryskin  
  1215 Regional (Spinal, Caudal, Epidural) vs. General Anesthesia in Preterm Infants R.Bryskin  
  1315 Adjourn
1.7 Pharmacology

Saturday, May 13

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Novel Regional Approaches to Thoracic Pain in Pediatric Patients R.Bryskin  
  0800 Pain Management in a Pediatric Trauma Patient R.Bryskin  
  0900 Dental Anesthesia for the Special Pediatric Patient G.Crosland  
  1000 Break
  1015 PBLD: ENT Case Discussion G.Crosland  
  1115 Recovery Room Issues in the Pediatric Patient H.DeSoto  
  1215 Fast-Tracking Pediatric Ambulatory Anesthesia: Challenges and Controversies H.DeSoto  
  1315 Adjourn
2 Pharmacology

24 CME I

24 Class A CEC

6.5 Pharmacology Hours†


Robert B. Bryskin, MD
Pediatric Anesthesiologist
Nemours Children's Clinic
Wolfson Children's Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida

J. Grady Crosland, MD, MAR
Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Little Rock, Arkansas

Hernando DeSoto, MD
Chief of Anesthesia University of Florida Proton Institute
Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia and Airway Services
UF Health Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida


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 24 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 24 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1033735; Expiration Date 5/13/17.

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 24 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 24 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 11, 2017 to April 10, 2017. No refund after April 10, 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.