Louisville, Kentucky

Along the Ohio River sits Kentucky's largest city, the bustling metropolis of Louisville. Here you'll discover everything from family fun to amazing cultural experiences you'll never forget.

Gear up for mini-golf, bumper boats, and the longest go-kart track in the world at Kart Kountry. Get wet and wild at Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay, the best place in town for waterslides and amusement rides.
Explore three floors of exciting, interactive exhibitions that offer educational science fun for the whole family at the Kentucky Science Center. For the perfect outdoors adventure, head to Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest for over 14,600 acres of natural forest, a 600-plus acre arboretum, 32 miles of hiking trails, and 16 miles of paved road for biking.

Downtown Louisville offers art, music, and theater programs that are sure to delight. Get tickets to classical programs and concert series offered by the Louiville Orchestra, or settle in for a drama, comedy, or musical on offer at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Locally owned and operated, Headliners Music Hall is the premiere live entertainment venue in Louisville, bringing acts like OK Go, King of Leon, and Blues Traveler.

If you're looking for good food and tall drinks, look no further. Louisville is home to several craft breweries including Great Flood Brewing Company, Monnik Beer Company, Crescent Hill Craft House, and Holy Grale. Shoppers will love Mall St. Matthews or The Paddock Shops for finding that perfect trip souvenir or gift. Whatever your style, you'll find it in Louisville!

The Brown Hotel Louisville

Named one of the Top 13 Hotels in the South by Conde Nast Travel Readers' Choice Awards. A Louisville legend, The Brown Hotel is beloved by generations of guests for its Georgian-Revival elegance and timeless Southern charm. Anchoring downtown Louisville with a firm grasp on history paired with a 21st century appreciation for hospitality, this landmark hotel at the corners of Fourth and Broadway blends breathtaking architectural features with the modern amenities and services today's most discerning travelers expect.

From exquisite guest rooms to the city’s finest dining, The Brown Hotel infuses every experience with gentility and refinement. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Brown Hotel's prime location offers easy access to many of Louisville’s most in-demand destinations, including the Brown Theatre (across the street), the Palace Theatre (half a block) and the Kentucky International Convention Center (seven blocks).

The hotel holds the coveted AAA Four Diamond rating, a testament to its setting, service and exquisite sense of style. Recent renovations have taken this grand old hotel and combined it with all of the contemporary necessities. So now, you can not only experience genteel, Southern hospitality in historic grandeur, you can do so in updated Deluxe guestrooms, featuring 1 king or 2 double beds with goose-down comforters, plus new furnishings and carpet, flat screen TV, complimentary high-speed Internet access and more. With amenities like hand-woven throws at the foot of the bed, granite bathrooms, hair dryer, iron/board, safe, coffee/tea maker and more, guest rooms at The Brown Hotel blur the boundary between residential retreat and luxury hotel. No trip to The Brown Hotel is complete without a bourbon flight in the Lobby Bar or a Hot Brown in the English Grill where, critics agree, "perfection is possible."

The Brown Hotel Louisville is located approximately 5.6 miles from the Louisville International Airport (SDF) Complimentary airport shuttle is offered by the hotel, based on availability. Parking is available at the lot adjacent to the hotel at a cost of $23 per night for self-parking and $27 per night for valet parking. Parking costs subject to change without notice.

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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


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
Louisville, Kentucky
May 13-16, 2021

Thursday, May 13

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient: Dogma and Controversy T.Grissom  
  0800 Management of the Septic Patient: Bringing the ICU to the OR T.Grissom  
  0900 Monitoring the Neuromuscular Junction: Do We Still Have to Count to Four? T.Grissom  
  1000 Break
  1015 Perioperative Arrhythmias: How to Recognize Them - Part I R.Lenhardt  
  1115 Perioperative Arrhythmias: How to Recognize Them - Part II R.Lenhardt  
  1215 Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient R.Lenhardt  
  1315 Adjoun
2.3 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, May 14

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Cardiac Arrest Situations in the Perioperative Period L.Clark  
  0800 The Diabetic Patient: Oral Hypoglycemic Agents and the New Insulins L.Clark  
  0900 My Next Patient Is on What!?!?! ECMO in the Operating Room T.Grissom  
  1000 Break
  1015 What's New in Monitoring for the Perioperative Patient? T.Grissom  
  1115 Basics of Neuroanesthesia: Part I T.Fuhrman  
  1215 Basics of Neuroanesthesia: Part II T.Fuhrman  
  1315 Adjourn
2.6 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, May 15

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Anesthesia for the Aging Patient T.Fuhrman  
  0800 Anesthesia for the Obstetrical Trauma Patient T.Fuhrman  
  0900 Hypotension: Are We Ready to Raise the Bar? L.Clark  
  1000 Break
  1015 Fire in the OR: A Hot Topic L.Clark  
  1115 Anesthesia for the Patient Who Is Addicted or Recovering: Methadone and Opioid Agonists/Antagonists L.Clark  
  1215 Some Things We Do in Anesthesia for Really No Reason: Why Do We Continue To Do This? L.Clark  
  1315 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, May 16

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 There Is a Fracture, I Need to Fix It: Management and Operative Timing for Orthopedic Trauma T.Grissom  
  0800 Update on Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient T.Grissom  
  0900 Obstructive Sleep Apnea T.Fuhrman  
  1000 Break
  1015 Cardiac Devices T.Fuhrman  
  1115 Top Ten Anesthesia Papers in the Last Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice? T.Grissom  
  1215 Ketamine: Sooner or Later, Everything Old Is New Again T.Grissom  
  1315 Adjourn
2.1 Pharmacology Hours

24 CME

24 Class A CE

8.6 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 1/28/21


Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Chairman of the Institutional Review Board
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Thomas Fuhrman, MD, MMSc, FCCP
Staff Anesthesiologist, Bay Pines VAHS
Bay Pines, Florida
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Central Florida
Orlando, 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

Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky


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 CEC; AANA Code #1039993; Expiration date 5/16/2021.

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: 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 24 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 March 14, 2021 to April 13, 2021. No refund after April 13, 2021; 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)

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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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net


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.