Marco Island, Florida

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Marco Island is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and offers access to both the Gulf of Mexico and the mangrove-lined estuaries of the Ten Thousand Islands. 2014 TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awarded Marco Island #1 Island: US and #4 Island: The World. You can’t get any better than that! There is so much to do and see—fishing, boating, shelling, shopping, golf, tennis, galleries, museums, and more.

Visitors can explore uninhabited barrier islands blanketed with more than 400 types of seashells. Fish among mangrove islands, cast into the surf or offshore reefs. Rent a boat for a day or take one of the many sightseeing boats and shelling tours. Frolicking dolphins welcome you as do more than 200 species of birds, including the American bald eagle, and the endangered West Indian manatee. Tour the wild wetlands of the Florida Everglades and canoe along uninhabited islands. Explore by bike or car and discover Marco Island’s past as a secluded hideaway for Indians, pirates, and famous explorers.

For the golf enthusiasts, it is important to mention that Naples, Marco Island & the Everglades was just announced as the North America Golf Destination of the Year for 2014 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). All of these great activities will build your appetite to enjoy the dozens of finest one-of-a-kind restaurants anywhere. Getting to Marco Island is easy. The Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is located about an hour north; Palm Beach International (PBI), Fort Lauderdale International (FLL) and Miami International Airports (MIA) are within a two-to-three-hour drive.

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

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Like no other resort in Southwest Florida, JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is the perfect island within an island escape. Here you'll find a renowned vacation playground that opens guests up to the world around them and creates an authentic sense of place. Situated on a sprawling private white sand beach along the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the enchanting ecosystem of the Florida Everglades is at our doorstep and provides myriad opportunities for exploration and adventure. Experience true luxury in newly renovated guest rooms,  delight in locally sourced menu selections and interactive food and beverage experiences, and find balance, health, and harmony at the Spa by JW®. Following a $320 million renovation, this resort pays homage to the Balinese-inspired Marco Island heritage and provides travelers with everything they need. Two private 18-hole championship golf courses, three swimming pools, 10 restaurants, an array of recreational activities, and a children’s Tiki Tribe camp deliver endless opportunities for relaxation and fun. Run of House guest rooms feature 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on hotel availability), balcony, flat screen TV, mini-fridge, coffee/tea maker, safe, hair dryer, iron/board, and more. Located 20 minutes south of Naples and just a 50-minute drive from Southwest Florida International Airport; JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is the ultimate sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation.

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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.

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
Marco Island, Florida
February 15-18, 2018

Thursday, February 15

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Managing the Patient With Cardiac Disease I: What Does Cardiac Clearance Really Mean? M.Murphy  
  0800 Managing the Patient With Cardiac Disease II: Beta Blockers, Statins, Alpha Agonists; Oh My! M.Murphy  
  0900 Managing the Patient With Cardiac Disease III: Stents and CIEDs in the Perioperative Period M.Murphy  
  1000 Break
  1015 Recognition and Management of Perioperative Electrolyte Emergencies J.Szalados  
  1115 Implications of Common Chronic Neurologic Diseases on the Anesthesia Plan J.Szalados  
  1215 Management of the Acutely Septic Patient J.Szalados  
  1315 Adjourn
2.8 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, February 16

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Welcome to New Drugs: What's on the Brink? P.Strube  
  0800 Illegal Drugs and Anesthesia Implications P.Strube  
  0900 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy  
  1000 Break
  1015 The Obesity Epidemic M.Murphy  
  1115 Priorities and EBM in Anesthesia for the Patient With Multisystem Trauma J.Szalados  
  1215 Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Hemodynamic Support, Thrombolysis to Angiojet J.Szalados  
  1315 Adjourn
3.8 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, February 17

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Avoiding and Managing Postoperative Delirium, Cognitive Dysfunction, and Confusion J.Szalados  
  0800 Perioperative Glucose Management: What Is the Best Evidence? J.Szalados  
  0900 Risk Management: The Minefields Where You Walk and Work M.Murphy  
  1000 Break
  1015 Lipids: Beyond Just Local Rescue P.Strube  
  1115 Can We Do an Anesthetic Without Narcotics? P.Strube  
  1215 Pharmacogentics and Personalized Anesthesia: The Future Is Here P.Strube  
  1315 Adjourn
4.5 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, February 18

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Combat Anesthesia and Trauma Resuscitation: The Pharmacology of It All P.Strube  
  0800 Gadgets, Gizmos, Tricks, and Traits to Promote Better Care P.Strube  
  0900 Defensive Strategies in Dealing With Critical Drug Shortages J.Szalados  
  1000 Break
  1015 Prudent Management of Apology and Disclosure: Discussing a Bad Outcome J.Szalados  
  1115 Ethics in Our Business: Update for 2018 M.Murphy  
  1215 Case Discussions: What Would You Do? M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn 2.5 Pharmacology Hours  

24 CME

24 CEC

13.6 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Mark T. Murphy, MD
MSN Education, LLC
Austin, Texas
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

Assistant Professor
Rosalind  Franklin University
Associate Academic Faculty,
University of Wisconsin
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

James Emery Szalados, MD, JD, MBA,

The Szalados Law Firm
Principal, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Director, Surgical Critical Care
Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit (with admitting privileges)
Director, Neurocritical Care Unit (with admitting privileges)
Director, Telemedicine Critical Care Medicine Outreach Program
ViaHealth System at Rochester General Hospital
Rochester, New York


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 #1035298; Expiration Date 2/18/18.

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 December 17, 2017 to January 16, 2018. No refund after January 16, 2018; 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 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.