Leavenworth, Washington

Nestled in the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Leavenworth is well known for its Bavarian-themed downtown and mountainous surroundings reminiscent of the Alps. This picturesque village offers authentic German cuisine, locally brewed beers and wines, and quaint shopfronts whose folk paintings and flower boxes call you inside. Browse local glass art and wood crafts, Christmas ornaments and nutcrackers, or taste one of many German baked goods on display. Shocolat, Kris Kringl, and the Nussknacker invite you to enjoy the full Bavarian experience. If you're traveling with kids, the reindeer farm and produce markets will be a big hit.

Golfers have a wealth of choices of championship courses with the most beautiful of backdrops. For those who enjoy fishing, numerous species are within easy casting distance along the Wenatchee River. For cycling and mountain biking enthusiasts, Leavenworth is your paradise. If dirt's your thing, top-notch trails including Freund Canyon and the brand new For The Boys Trail up at Ski Hill can't be beat. A new Bike Pump Park at Enchantment Park boasts the only paved track on the West Coast.

Enjoy a picnic lunch, kayak, SUP, or horseback ride at nearby Wenatchee Lake State Park, or check out unique finds at Plain Hardware in neighboring Plain, Washington. Zip from ridge to ridge via zipline up to 190 feet over the Beaver Creek Valley. Head southwest to find yourself on the Wenatchee River where hiking and biking trails wind along the banks, or jump into the brisk water with a tube. With sunshine, fresh mountain air, and beautiful scenery, Leavenworth is the perfect place for both indoor and outdoor fun!

Leavenworth is easily accessible via US Highway 2, and the drive through the Cascades has been voted as one of the most scenic drives in the States. Leavenworth is located approximately 140 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), 108 miles from Payne Field Airport (PAE), 108 from Tri-Cities Airport (PSC), 192 miles from Spokane International Airport (GEG), and 274 miles from Portland International Airport (PDX).

Icicle Village Resort

A welcoming and casual resort surrounded by breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains with the bonus of having the Bavarian village of downtown Leavenworth about a 3-minute drive or 10-minute walk away. Icicle Village Resort provides an idyllic place to escape to enjoy the expansive outdoors, a rejuvenating spa, and a Northwest-inspired menu with Bavarian favorites in the restaurant. The resort provides all the comforts of home, including complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi, along with exceptional amenities like a heated pool, fitness center, outdoor resort activities, game room, mini-golf and more to help round out your stay.

The Alpine Spa offers treatments inspired by natural beauty sure to provide ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. All guestrooms feature one king or two queen beds with pillow-top mattresses, a Keurig Coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, cable TV, hairdryer, telephone with free local calls, and complimentary toiletries. With Leavenworth's endless activities and a unique setting, guests come back year after year to make new memories.

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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
Leavenworth, Washington
September 19-22, 2022

Monday, September 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  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 Clearance Is Not So Clear M.Murphy  
  1045 What Do You Mean the Patient Had an MI? T2MI to MINS M.Murphy  
  1145 Optimizing Labor Analgesia B.Clayton  
  1245 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, September 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy B.Clayton  
  0830 Raising the Bar for Everyone B.Clayton  
  0930 Break
  0945 Blood Pressure Targets: How Bad Is Hypotension in the OR? T.Grissom  
  1045 What's New in Monitoring for the Perioperative Patient? T.Grissom  
  1145 The Clinical Minefields Where You Work M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, September 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Ethics Case: Difficult Discussions M.Murphy  
  0830 The Answer: Outcomes = Money - What Is Your Question? M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Considerations for Maternal Patients With Substance Use Disorder B.Clayton  
  1045 Recognition and Treatment of Neuraxial Complications B.Clayton  
  1145 Yes, I Take a Blood Thinner: Managing the Trauma Patient on an Oral Anticoagulant T.Grissom  
  1245 Adjourn
2.2 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, September 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Ketamine: Sooner or Later, Everything Old Is New Again T.Grissom  
  0830 Top Ten Anesthesia Papers in the Last Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice? T.Grissom  
  0930 Break
  0945 Multiple Gestation Considerations B.Clayton  
  1045 Burnout in Healthcare: Beyond Time to Do Something M.Murphy  
  1145 The Quadruple Aim: Keep Healthcare Providers Healthy! M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

7.3 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 7/20/21


Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, CRNA, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Cincinnati
Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Major
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

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
St Petersburg, 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: 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 1041419; Expiration Date 09/22/2022.

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/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 July 21, 2022 to August 20, 2022. No refund after August 20, 2022; 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.

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.

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