Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes

Discover this family friendly, tropical oceanfront retreat, located just steps from the ocean on North Myrtle Beach. 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,  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.  Indulge in a massage or facial at Hibiscus Spa, featuring a full menu of wellness services. Explore the area, from championship courses at Grande Dunes and Barefoot Landing, to the famous Boardwalk, The Pavilion and nearby attractions.

Newly remodeled guest rooms feature 1 King or 2 Queen beds  (based on hotel availability), plus a flat screen TV, mini-refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, alarm clock, large work desk, safe, marble bathroom with robes, hairdryer and more. The Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes offers the ideal blend of comfort, convenience and luxury to make your tropical getaway in this oceanfront setting truly remarkable.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes is located approximately 10 miles from the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). Self parking at the resort is approximately $15 per day, Valet parking is approximately $18 per day. 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 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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
July 26-29, 2021

Monday, July 26

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 My Name Is Not "Anesthesia" E.Frost  
  0800 The Changing Scene in Fluids and Colloids E.Frost  
  0900 Vaping: For, Against, Undecided E.Frost  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthesia-Specific Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) R.Finney  
  1115 Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management (ACRM) Principles: Essential Non-Technical Skills for Crisis Situations R.Finney  
  1215 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients With Rheumatologic Conditions E.Martin  
  1315 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, July 27

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Maternal Physiologic Changes of Pregnancy: How Do We Compensate? E.Martin  
  0800 Inhalation Anesthetics: A Review E.Martin  
  0900 Emotional Intelligence: What's All the Fuss About? R.Finney / E.Martin  
  1000 Break
  1015 "Let's Go Off to the Basement" E.Frost  
  1115 What Happens if You Are Sued? E.Frost  
  1215 Medicolegal Case Discussions E.Frost  
  1315 Adjourn
1.7 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, July 28

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 What We Haven't Learned From the Aviation Industry: The Second Victim Phenomenon R.Finney  
  0800 Herbal Medicines: Trends and Anesthetic Implications R.Finney  
  0900 Spinal Cord Injury and Its Surgery: From Stem to Stern E.Frost  
  1000 Break
  1015 Monitoring the Central Nervous System: New Gadgets - Do They Really Help? E.Frost  
  1115 Generational Influences in the Workplace E.Martin  
  1215 Social Media, Vigilance and Professionalism in Anesthesia: Can They Coexist? E.Martin  
  1315 Adjourn
1.6 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, July 29

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Leadership in Anesthesia: Teams, Strengths, Challenges and Change. E.Martin  
  0800 Awareness Under Anesthesia E.Martin  
  0900 Anesthetic Considerations of Frequently Encountered Endocrine Issues R.Finney  
  1000 Break
  1015 How Do We Know Our Drugs Are Safe for Our Patients? E.Frost  
  1115 Postoperative Problems We Might Not Think About That Impact Care E.Frost  
  1215 PBLD: The Pregnant Teenager Who Just Took Cocaine E.Frost  
  1315 Adjourn
2.9 Pharmacology Hours

24 CME

24 Class A CE

7.8 Pharmacology Hours†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
Rev. 2/16/21


Elizabeth Frost, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Robyn Finney, APRN, CRNA, DNAP
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program Faculty
Instructor in Anesthesiology
HELP Program Coordinator/SME
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Erin E. Martin, CRNA, DNP
Department of Anesthesiology
Program Director
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota


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 24 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 Anesthetists for 24 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1040139; Expiration Date 7/29/2021.

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 24 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), and the Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 24 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 27, 2021 to June 26, 2021. No refund after June 26, 2021; 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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.