South Beach (Miami), Florida

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Florida has been called the American Riviera and an Art Deco playground, yet there’s more to experience here than fine white sand and exuberant architecture. South Beach offers an eclectic mix of world-class boutiques, galleries, and also rates as a culinary hot spot for gourmet to casual cuisine. For the intrepid shopper, numerous specialty shops are here for the picking. At night, South Beach comes alive with crowds dressed in party-casual chic.

Numerous museums, such as The Wolfsonian, offer visitors a thought-provoking journey through the modern age. Showcasing American and European decorative and fine arts produced between 1885 and 1945, the array of objects is an eclectic mix including everything from propaganda posters to World’s Fair memorabilia. The Jewish Museum of Florida is comprised of two restored synagogues connected to a skylighted bistro. The museum opened in the 1936 Art Deco synagogue which features 80 stained glass windows, Deco chandeliers, and a Moorish copper dome. Not enough excitement? For the daring, there is always the World Erotic Art Museum.

Many first-rate spas and golf courses are located in Miami as well. Stroll the beautiful grounds of the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens or banish your winter blues lying on the beach. Play a game of beach volleyball, sail, snorkel, or float. The southern tip of South Beach is a great place to watch cruise ships sailing out to sea.

The Palms Hotel & Spa

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Discover Miami Beach’s award-winning independent oceanfront resort situated on famous Collins Avenue, in the heart of Miami Beach. Right on the Miami Beach Boardwalk, guests are within a short stroll, bike ride or drive from popular attractions, restaurants and nightlife spots. Inspired by the tropical nature surrounding the property, this oceanfront resort-hotel employs a unique emphasis on total wellness, with environmental awareness and health-consciousness at the center of each guest experience.

The Palms Spa is dedicated to nurturing guests with personalized experiences and rituals influenced by ancient Ayurvedic holistic philosophy. Relax in the heated swimming pool or take advantage of direct access to the beach. Unwind with sun loungers, cabanas, umbrellas, towels, and food and beverage service. The fitness room features Precor equipment, Matrix™ elliptical cross trainers with Cardio Theater personal TV viewing screens along with free weights. You can also join the complimentary Yoga Thursday evenings on the beach and Sunday mornings in The Palms gardens.

When it’s time to dine, savor a natural gourmet dining experience on Essensia Restaurant’s famed Caribbean-style terrace, with a seasonal selection of premium local and sustainable ingredients, following a farm-to-table philosophy. Continue the evening at Essensia Lounge, the indoor/outdoor bar with signature Essential Cocktails and an all-natural wine list. Kick back on the beach, by the pool or in the garden with casual fare and poolside favorites at the Tiki Bar.

Spa-inspired guest rooms are set to re-awaken your sense of well-being and feature Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top mattresses with luxury linens, flat screen plasma TVs, wireless internet access, coffee maker, iPod docking station with alarm clock, safe, fully stocked private bar, spa-inspired bathrooms with Aveda toiletries and more.

The Palms Hotel & Spa is located 10 miles from the Miami International Airport (MIA) and 28 miles form the Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL). Valet parking at the hotel is available for your convenience for $42 per night including tax. Nearby street parking is limited, but also available for an hourly fee. Parking rates 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 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
South Beach (Miami), Florida
December 16–19, 2019

Monday, December 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Perioperative Blood Pressure Management J.Dobyns  
  0830 Perioperative Fluid Management J.Dobyns  
  0930 Break
  0945 Recognition and Management of Perioperative Electrolyte Emergencies J.Szalados  
  1045 Implications of Common Chronic Neurologic Diseases on the Anesthesia Plan J.Szalados  
  1145 Management of the Patient With Bronchospasm and Reactive Airway Disease J.Szalados  
  1245 Adjourn
1.7 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, December 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Perioperative Glucose Management: What Is the Best Evidence? J.Szalados  
  0830 Avoiding, Recognizing, and Managing Burnout J.Szalados  
  0930 Break
  0945 Tips and Pearls: A Guide to Success for the Occasional Thoracic Anesthesia Provider J.Dobyns  
  1045 Anesthesia for the Patient With Major Burn Injury J.Dobyns  
  1145 Postoperative Residual Paralysis: From a Medical Quality and Patient Safety Perspective J.Dobyns  
  1245 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, December 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Perioperative Anaphylaxis: Updates and Guidelines J.Dobyns  
  0830 The Impaired Anesthesia Provider J.Dobyns  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Patient With Cardiac Disease 1: Preop Clearance Is Not So Clear M.Murphy  
  1045 The Patient With Cardiac Disease 2: Stents and CIEDs in the Perioperative Period M.Murphy  
  1145 Fire in the OR: Who Also Gets Burned? M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, December 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 My Group Is Being Acquired / Merging: What Must I / We Do to Protect Ourselves? J.Szalados  
  0830 Four Legal Developments of This Year You Must Know About J.Szalados  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Obesity Epidemic M.Murphy  
  1045 Do You Know What Is in the Recent Literature? M.Murphy  
  1145 Ethics in Our Business: Update for 2019 M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 CEC

4.3 Pharmacology Hours†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  


Jeffrey B. Dobyns, DO, MSHA, MSHQS, CMQ
Associate Professor
Associate Medical Director
UAB Preoperative Assessment, Consultation, and Treatments Clinics
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
The University of Alabama at Birmingham | School of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama

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

James Emery Szalados, MD, JD, MBA, MHA,

Attorney and Counselor at Law
The Szalados Law Firm, Hilton, NY
Director, Surgical Critical Care and Surgical/ Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Director, Neurocritical Care Program and Neurocritical Care Unit
Director, Telemedicine Critical Care Medicine Outreach Program
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester General Hospital at Rochester Regional Health System
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 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 #1037210; Expiration Date 12/19/2019.

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 October 17, 2019 to November 16, 2019. No refund after November 16, 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.

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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.