Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Myrtle Beach is part of the Grand Strand, sixty miles of sandy white beaches along the beautiful blue Atlantic Ocean. Around 14 million people visit Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand each year. From day to night, Myrtle Beach offers the finest in entertainment and dining establishments.

There is always something to do, whether it be amusement parks, water parks, or other thrilling venues. Myrtle Beach also has over 100 golf courses. Enjoy some of the hottest nightclubs, dancing, piano, and sports bars in the area. Catch a live show with music ranging from country to Broadway tunes. Take advantage of the area’s many eateries, including theme dining and four star restaurants. If you like to shop, you won’t be disappointed with area malls, factory outlets, and specialty stores, where you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Don’t miss one of the area’s truly unique attractions - Brookgreen Gardens - the country’s largest sculpture garden.

Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes

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The Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes provides luxurious guest rooms featuring high speed Internet access (fee may apply), coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, iron/board, bath robes, and more to ensure a comfortable stay.

As part of the Grande Dunes, an upscale 2,200-acre plantation-style community, guests will enjoy championship golf, tennis, a fitness center, large beachfront pool with a water slide, a European spa with an indoor pool, and the simple but priceless pleasure of sitting on the pristine beach. Savor a wide array of freshly prepared favorites and a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean in Ocean’s on 82nd. For alfresco dining, enjoy something light pool side at the Cove or Ocean Blu.

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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.

Anesthesia Update
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
July 11-14, 2018

Wednesday, July 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Airway Anatomy K.Schroeder  
  0830 Airway Assessment K.Schroeder  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia in the Electrophysiology Lab: Catheter-Based Procedures B.Gaitan  
  1045 Anesthesia in the Electrophysiology Lab: Device-Based Procedures B.Gaitan  
  1145 Social Media, Vigilance and Professionalism in Anesthesia: Can They Coexist? E.Martin  
  1245 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, July 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients With Rheumatologic Conditions E.Martin  
  0830 The Future Is Now: ERAS - Enhanced Recovery after Surgery C.Goldstein  
  0930 Break
  0945 Back to the Future: GDT - Noninvasive and Invasive Goal-Directed Therapy Principles Used in ERAS C.Goldstein  
  1045 Perioperative Pain Management With a Focus on Those Patients With Chronic Pain K.Schroeder  
  1145 Oldies but Goodies: Revisiting the `Why' Behind Everyday Anesthesia Routines B.Gaitan  
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, July 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Update on Coronary Stents and Perioperative Management B.Gaitan  
  0830 Management of LVAD Patients for Noncardiac Surgery B.Gaitan  
  0930 Break
  0945 The New Kid on the Block (I): TAVR Overview and Anesthetic Considerations C.Goldstein  
  1045 Issues in Anesthesia Consent With a Specific Focus on Consent for Regional Anesthesia K.Schroeder  
  1145 Paravertebral Blocks and the Perioperative Management of Patients Presenting for Breast Surgery K.Schroeder  
  1245 Adjourn
1.7 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, July 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 QT Interval Prolongation: Review and Implications in the Perioperative Period B.Gaitan  
  0830 Maternal Physiologic Changes of Pregnancy: How Do We Compensate? E.Martin  
  0930 Break
  0945 Awareness Under Anesthesia E.Martin  
  1045 The New Kid on the Block: Sugammadex - Overview and Clinical Use C.Goldstein  
  1145 Ad Nauseam: PONV Overview and Clinical Strategies C.Goldstein  
  1245 Adjourn
2.1 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

5.8 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  


Brantley D. Gaitan, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

Joseph Christopher Goldstein, MD
Director of Anesthesia Clinical Affairs
Director of Medical Informatics and
Co-Director TAVR program
Staff Anesthesiologist
Department of Anesthesiology
Department of Veterans Affairs, NF/SG VHS
Gainesville, Florida

Erin E. Martin, CRNA, DNP
Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Program Director
Nurse Anesthesia Graduate Programs
Instructor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Kristopher M. Schroeder, MD
Associate Professor
Section Head for Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin


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 #1035476; Expiration date 7/14/18.

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 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 May 12, 2018 to June 11, 2018. No refund after June 11, 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)

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.

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.