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 and

From April 1 to October 31, visitors are required to have a timed entry ticket in addition to their recreational pass to enter Arches National Park to must be obtained in advance. For details 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.


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.

Obstetrical Anesthesia Update
Moab, Utah
September 16-20, 2024

Monday, September 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Optimizing Neuraxial Analgesia / Anesthesia A.Lee
  0830 Obstetric Cardiac Patient A.Lee
  0930 Break
  0945 When Surgery Is Required During Pregnancy B.Clayton
  1045 Expecting the Unexpected: Navigating Surprises in Obstetric Anesthesia R.Clay
  1145 Beyond Skin Deep: Understanding and Addressing Racial Bias in Healthcare R.Clay
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, September 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia 2024? B.Clayton
  0830 Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy B.Clayton
  0930 Break
  0945 Labor Made Easier: Pro Tips for Controlling Pain in Labor and C-Sections R.Clay
  1045 Handling the Weight: Managing Obstetric Anesthesia in the Era of Obesity R.Clay
  1145 Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy A.Lee
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, September 18 – Day Open


Thursday, September 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Delivering the Best: The Occasional Obstetric Anesthetist’s Survival Guide R.Clay
  0830 Stop the Bleed: Tips and Tricks for Tackling Obstetric Hemorrhage R.Clay
  0930 Break
  0945 Myth Busters in Obstetric Anesthesia A.Lee
  1045 Obstetric Emergencies A.Lee
  1145 Obstetric Medications and Anesthetic Considerations B.Clayton
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, September 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast’
  0730 Placenta Accreta Spectrum A.Lee
  0830 Neurological Complications Related to Pregnancy A.Lee
  0930 Break
  0945 Oops I Did It Again: Managing Accidental Dural Puncture R.Clay
  1045 Medical-Legal Considerations B.Clayton
  1145 Teaming to Improve Patient Care B.Clayton
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

9.5 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/24/23



Rayna Clay, MD
Director of Obstetric and Perinatal Anesthesia
AdventHealth Tampa and AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
Former Chair of the Department of Anesthesia
AdventHealth Tampa
Tampa, Florida

Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, CRNA, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Cincinnati
Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Major
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
Program Coordinator

Amy Lee, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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,, 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 1043486; Expiration Date 09/20/2024.

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.


$100 July 18, 2024 to August 17, 2024. No refund after August 17, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may 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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