Minneapolis, Minnesota

With its gleaming skyscrapers set amid glittering lakes, Minneapolis makes for a fun getaway. A truly year-round destination, the city offers activities for every season. Explore the downtown area through more than seven miles of glass-enclosed skyways which create a lively thoroughfare filled with specialty shops, restaurants and services. The Mall of America offers a massive shopping experience, with dining and entertainment options for every member of the family.

Art enthusiasts will be well occupied at the Minneapolis Art Institute, Walker Art Center and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, all of which host world-renowned collections. Minneapolis's theater scene is also thriving. With more than thirty theaters, there are more seats here per capita than any U.S. city except New York. See a Broadway show and enjoy dinner and live jazz at a fabulous restaurant. With kids in tow, check out the Science Museum of Minnesota, where visitors can produce their own video, or come face to face with a shark at the UnderWater Adventures Aquarium.

Known as “The City of Lakes,” Minneapolis has 22 lakes located within city limits and many more in the surrounding area. In town, locals and tourists skate or stroll around Lake Calhoun, stopping for ice cream along the way. Just outside of town, Fort Snelling State Park offers outdoor recreational activities from hiking to biking and golf to boating. No matter when you visit, Minneapolis offers more than enough for everyone to enjoy.

Loews Minneapolis Hotel

Let the Loews Minneapolis Hotel treat you to their blend of signature service and amenities and an inimitable Midwestern friendliness you won’t soon forget. Loews Minneapolis Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, minutes from the city’s best shopping and entertainment and walking distance to Fortune 500 companies via Skyway.

When it's time to dine, the on-site restaurants, Apothecary and Cosmos, offer sophisticated dining paired with a robust wine list and cocktail menu. If you're looking to get your blood pumping, try a workout in the Fitness Center. If you’re looking to unwind, take the elevator to the sixth floor—and prepare to enter a world of tranquility. This is where you’ll find Embury Spa, a full-service spa offering facials, massages and body treatments. If you only have time for a small dose of pampering, they can accommodate that, too, with Embury Spa Express options—25-minute treatments focused on a specific area. Newly renovated guest rooms feature amenities such as 1 king or 2 queen beds (based on hotel availability), plus complimentary guest room Wi-Fi access, comfortable linens, flat screen TV, fully stocked minibar, Keurig coffeemaker with gourmet coffee, magnifying makeup mirror, iron/board, hair dryer, in-room laptop safe, and more. Loews Minneapolis Hotel is located approximately 11 miles from the Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP).

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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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
August 25-28, 2022

Thursday, August 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Cardiac Clearance Is Becoming Less Clear M.Murphy  
  0830 What Do You Mean the Patient Had an MI? From T2MI to MINS M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Management of Stents and CIEDs in the Perioperative Period M.Murphy  
  1045 Generating Positive Outcomes Through Verbal Communication M.Zinder  
  1145 Business of Anesthesia M.Zinder  
  1245 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, August 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Stress Management for Healthcare Providers I M.Zinder  
  0830 Stress Management for Healthcare Providers II M.Zinder  
  0930 Break
  0945 Risk Management: The Clinical Minefields Where You Work M.Murphy  
  1045 Outcomes, Ethics and Money: What Is Happening Behind the Scenes? M.Murphy  
  1145 COVID: What Did We Learn and Where Are We Now? M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, August 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Airway Assessment K.Schroeder  
  0830 Supraglottic Airway Exchange / Intubating Through an LMA K.Schroeder  
  0930 Break
  0945 Pain Management for Trauma Patients K.Schroeder  
  1045 Burnout in Healthcare: It's Time to Notice M.Murphy  
  1145 Recent Cases From the AQI: Lessons Learned M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, August 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 PTSD and How It Affects Us as Healthcare Providers M.Zinder  
  0830 The Physiology of Sleep M.Zinder  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia and Pain Management of Burn Patients K.Schroeder  
  1045 What You Don't Know About Ultrapotent Opioids Can Kill You K.Schroeder  
  1145 Shoulder Surgery Analgesic Options for Clinical Practice K.Schroeder  
  1245 Adjourn
2 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

4.7 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/18/21


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

Kristopher M. Schroeder, MD, FASA
Vice Chair of Faculty Development
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin

Matthew D. Zinder, CRNA, CH, MS
Zinder Anesthesia, LLC
Adjunct Faculty: Nurse Anesthesia Program
Georgetown University
Pikesville, Maryland


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 1041175; Expiration Date 08/28/2022.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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.


No penalty if canceled by June 25, 2022. Cancellations between June 26, 2022, and July 26, 2022, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after July 26, 2022, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can 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.

Travel at your own risk.


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.

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