Lake Oconee (Greensboro), Georgia

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Escape to Lake Oconee for an abundance of relaxation, beautiful scenery, and fun outdoor activities including swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding, waterskiing, golf and more. Located between Atlanta and Augusta, Lake Oconee, boasts 374 miles of prime shoreline perfect for exploration.

Impressive elevations, dense forests, and breathtaking views define the 27 holes at The National Golf Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee. This challenging course offers fairways that wind around rolling terrain, and lead to large, undulating greens—the perfect challenge for any avid golfer. After a long day on the links, stop by Oconee Brewing Company for a wide selection of craft beers made locally in nearby Greensboro.

When you’re ready to dine, Eighty8 Kitchen + Cocktails pays homage to its longstanding roots by serving up traditional and comfortable Southern breakfast, dinner and cocktails that feel and taste like home. For a more casual, family-oriented experience, visit the Mellow Mushroom for great pizza and craft beers. If real Southern barbecue is what you’re craving, stop by Georgia Butts BBQ for savory pulled pork, brisket ribs, potato salad, and other popular barbecue staples.

Shopping Greensboro is a one-of-a-kind experience with several galleries and small boutiques to choose from. Genuine Georgia showcases art “straight from the hearts and minds of Georgia artists,” while Maggie Lane offers unique fashions and accesories. Find treasures old and new at Dreamcatchers Antiques, or grab your favorite gourmet a gift at Plantation Olive Oil

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

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Set along 30 acres of shoreline and cradled by Georgia pines, this lakeside resort is a place of peace, exploration and connection. Affectionately called Linger Longer by the family born to the land, Lake Oconee and its nearby antebellum towns entice visitors to stay. Here, guests make themselves at home in comfortable rooms, dine beneath a star-filled sky and unplug with Southern-inspired spa therapies or a day of fishing.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee offers a wide range of recreational activities, whether your ideal day is spent on land or water. Begin the day with an exhilarating jet-ski ride or quiet fishing excursion. Head out on a pontoon boat or canoe rental. Take a dip in the indoor or outdoor swimming pool, and cap off the day with s’mores or a romantic dinner for two overlooking the lake. When it’s time to dine, choose from a collection of restaurants and dining experiences where you can taste your way through an award-winning wine lists, sip cocktails overlooking the pool, cut into a juicy steak, polish off a decadent pastry and discover the art of BBQ.

With the immersing and adventurous Ritz Kids program, finely crafted luxury experiences for adults, and plenty of activities to enjoy together, every vacation becomes unforgettable. With its towering oaks, fragrant magnolia, native dogwoods and the pristine Lake Oconee, is the perfect setting for golf that is both scenic and challenging. Five championship courses offer 99 holes of play, and a dedicated advisor. Drawing inspiration from its surroundings, the luxury spa offers a menu infused with native Georgia ingredients, water-themed therapies and a lodge-like space with windows overlooking the lake. Sprawling across 27,600 sqft., this resort spa includes relaxation lounges, a traditional barbershop space, a dedicated nail treatment room, 24-hour fitness center and indoor pool.

Run of Resort Guest rooms feature 1 King or 2 Queen beds, Luxury Asprey bathroom amenities, terrycloth bathrobe and slippers, coffee/tea maker, evening turndown service, complimentary bottled water, laptop safe, flat screen TV, alarm-clock with iPod dock, marble baths with separate rain-shower and tub and more. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is located approximately 88 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Overnight valet parking for hotel guests is included in the resort fee, otherwise it’s approximately $28+ tax for overnight valet parking or $10 + tax per car, per day for daily parking.

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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.


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. 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
Lake Oconee (Greensboro), Georgia
June 10–13, 2019

Monday, June 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 The Obesity Epidemic M.Murphy  
  0830 OSA. Hidden Dangers for All M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Yes, I Take a Blood Thinner: Managing the Trauma Patient on an Oral Anticoagulant T.Grissom  
  1045 What's New in Monitoring for the Perioperative Patient? T.Grissom  
  1145 Top Ten Anesthesia Papers in the Last Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice? T.Grissom  
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, June 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient: Dogma and Controversy T.Grissom  
  0830 Traditional versus Video Laryngoscopy: Time to Throw Away Your Laryngoscope? T.Grissom  
  0930 Break
  0945 Cardiac 1. Cardiac Clearance, Perhaps Not so Clear M.Murphy  
  1045 Cardiac 2. Management, Monitoring and Med M.Murphy  
  1145 Cardiac 3. Periop Management of Stents and CIEDs M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, June 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Ethics in Our Business. M.Murphy  
  0830 Risk Management, the Minefields Where You Work M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Ketamine: Sooner or Later, Everything Old Is New Again T.Grissom  
  1045 Current Controversies in Pediatric Anesthesia H.De Soto  
  1145 Fluid Management in the Pediatric Patient H.De Soto  
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, June 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Bringing the Patient With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Into the OR With Their Ventilator T.Grissom  
  0830 Comfortably Numb: Recognizing and Managing Delirium in the Hospitalized Patient T.Grissom  
  0930 Break
  0945 Can Anything Go Wrong With This Child? Update on Complications in Children H.De Soto  
  1045 Patient Safety: The Human Factor H.De Soto  
  1145 Is There a Doctor or Nurse on Board? Tips to Handle an Emergency at 30,000 ft. H.De Soto  
  1245 Adjourn

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  


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

Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Mark T. Murphy, MD
MSN Education, LLC
Treasure Island, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington


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 #1036384; Expiration Date 6/13/2019.

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: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, 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 April 11, 2019 to May 11, 2019. No refund after May 11, 2019; 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.

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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.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.