Moab, Utah

Majestic rock formations, stunning canyons, scenic rivers and forests are only a sample of the natural wonders that make up Moab, Utah. Visitors from all over the world come to Moab for its easy access to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, where soaring pinnacles and massive arches of red rock capture the unique geology of this desert landscape. At Arches National Park, enjoy the outdoors with challenging hiking trails, rock-climbing, and horseback tours. Canyonlands National Park features several areas of interest including the expansive views from Island in the Sky, the colorful striated spires of The Needles rock formation, and Horeshoe Canyon's American Indian rock art collection.

Explore Moab's quaint downtown area where visitors can relax while browsing shops and galleries for that perfect souvenir. Moab boasts the perfect climate for year-round outdoor events and festivals featuring food, music, art, and more. Close proximity to the Colorado River makes Moab an ideal location for watersports enthusiasts including family-oriented whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, fishing and more. Get a bird's eye view from above on a hot-air balloon ride or kick up some dust on a ATV tour.

Those that wish to visit nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are required to purchase a recreational pass. The Southeast Utah Parks Annual Pass is approximately $55 for one private vehicle and admits all occupants to Zion National Park, including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas. Other pass types are available for each park. Fees subject to change without notice. Visit

SpringHill Suites Moab

SpringHill Suites Moab is the closest hotel to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, making it a convenient homebase for your adventures. Soak up the sun or take a refreshing dip after a full day of exploring in one of two stunning pools, three hot tubs and a kid's canyon complete with a splash pad. Begin the day with the hotel's complimentary hot breakfast buffet or purchase a quick snack in the 24-Hour Corner Market.

Get in a workout at the 24-hour fitness center or stay productive at in the business center. After a full day of exploring, relax in your spacious suites equipped with flat screen TVs, complimentary WiFi, refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, alarm clock, hair dryer, iron/board and more. King Suites feature 1 King bed plus 1 Twin-size Pullout Trundle Sofa Bed. Queen Queen Suites feature 2 Queen Beds plus 1 Twin-size Pullout Trundle Sofa Bed. Families will appreciate the Family Suites with 1 King Bed plus 1 Full/Twin Bunkbed and Twin-size Pullout Trundle Sofa Bed.

SpringHill Suites Moab is located approximately a 5 minute drive from Arches National Park, 28 miles from Canyonlands National Park, 15 miles from Canyonlands Field Regional Airport (CNY), 111 miles from Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) and 237 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Having a rental car for this location is recommended o you can have the freedom to explore. Advance reservations are suggested.

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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.

Anesthesia Update
Moab, Utah (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks)
May 30 - June 3, 2022

Monday, May 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Evidence-Based Pre-Anesthesia Evaluation W.Buhrman  
  0830 Goal-Directed Fluid Management W.Buhrman  
  0930 Break
  0945 Artificial Intelligence in Cars and Now for Anesthesia L.Clark  
  1045 Methadone: Not Just for Addiction - Now for the OR? L.Clark  
  1145 Noncardiac Surgery I: Preop Clearance Is Not So Clear M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn
1.8 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, May 31

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Noncardiac Surgery II: What Do You Mean the Patient Had an MI? T2MI to MINS M.Murphy  
  0830 Noncardiac Surgery III: Why Is the Anesthesia Service Expected to Place a Magnet on a CIED? M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Trauma Anesthesia: Notes From the "Urban Battlefield" W.Buhrman  
  1045 Anesthesia for Structural Heart Procedures: TAVR, Mitral Clips, Watchman Procedures W.Buhrman  
  1145 Is It True that Liposomal Bupivacaine and IV Acetaminophen Don't Work? L.Clark  
  1245 Adjourn
2.4 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, June 1 - Day Open

Thursday, June 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Keeping Up With Ketamine: A Review of New Uses L.Clark  
  0830 Why Can't We Just Use MAC? L.Clark  
  0930 Break
  0945 Risk Management I: The Clinical Minefields Where You Work M.Murphy  
  1045 Risk Management II: Ethics and Morals: Case Discussions M.Murphy  
  1145 Blame Anesthesia! It's Political W.Buhrman  
  1245 Adjourn
2.3 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, June 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Evolving COVID Response in Our Hospitals: A Discussion L.Clark  
  0830 Anesthesia for the Nearly Dead: Critical Care Anesthesia W.Buhrman  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia Nightmares: "How Was Your Call Night?" W.Buhrman  
  1045 Burnout in Healthcare: Time to Do Something M.Murphy  
  1145 Wellness Solutions M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

7 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 10/21/21


William C Buhrman, MD
Chief of Anesthesia
The Providence Hospitals
Columbia, South Carolina

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

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: 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 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1041261; Expiration Date 6/3/2022.

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 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 March 31, 2022 to April 30, 2022. No refund after April 30, 2022; 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)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel* and tuition booked through NWAS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWAS! Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel 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.