Park City, Utah

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Park City is a unique combination of easy access and remote appeal. Park City’s turn-of-the-century character, as established by silver miners of old, is alive and well. Today, more than 1,200 miles of old mining tunnels wind through the surrounding mountains, and a walk down historic Main Street is all it takes to bring back the romance of the Old West.

Sixty-four of Park City’s buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, many of which are located along the town’s Main Street. Shop over 200 unique businesses, dine at 50 one-of-a-kind restaurants, and stroll through the Park City Museum or a selection of local art galleries. Take in a show at the Egyptian Theatre where you’ll find a variety of entertainment including comedy, dance, concerts, youth theater and more.

When it comes to cruising groomed trails, carving up a half-pipe, or cutting new powder, perfection is what Park City brings at the largest ski resort in the United States. Combined, Park City Base Area and Canyons Village offer over 7,800 rideable acres and “The Greatest Snow On Earth.” Visit the Olympic Utah Park, experience the incredible speed and G-forces of bobsled or individual rocket sled rides on the Park’s 1,335 meter bob/luge track. You will also find opportunities to cross-country ski, hike, fish, boat, and enjoy wildlife.

Hyatt Centric Park City

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Ideally situated at the base of Canyons Village in Park City, Utah, Hyatt Centric Park City is an AAA Four Diamond, luxury resort located in the heart of North America’s largest ski resort offering 7,300 acres of skiable terrain. Hyatt Centric Park City offers ski-in/ski-out access via Sunrise chairlift. Combined with nearby Deer Valley Resort outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy over 9,000 acres of recreational terrain.

Hyatt Centric Park City is a beautiful alpine retreat long loved by skiers, snowboarders, and outdoor enthusiasts. It's situated about five miles from downtown Park City dining and shopping, and during ski season, the lodge provides guests with a free shuttle within the Canyons Resort area and downtown Park City. This resort features an outdoor heated pool and two whirlpools for use all year long. Enjoy a swim in the warm, soothing waters while you enjoy the peaceful views of snow-capped mountains. Grab some food from EPC Market, and head out to eat an alfresco breakfast, lunch, or dinner poolside. Keep up your workout routine in the 24-hour StayFit™ fitness center.

When it’s time to dine, Escala Provisions Company is a casual restaurant and bar that serves fresh locally-inspired food and drinks for breakfast and dinner. An extension to the restaurant, the urban market, offers an abundant selection of beverages and foods like salads, sandwiches, and, hearth fired pizza. After a day on the slopes, roast s’mores at Escala Provisions Company while gathered around the fire with the family.

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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
Park City, Utah
March 13-17, 2017

Monday, March 13

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Preoperative Cardiac Disease Risk Evaluation and Management H.Patel  
  0800` Pacemaker/Defib: What You Need to Know H.Patel  
  0900 Ski Break
  1715 Mandatory Sign In
  1730 Office-Based Anesthesia: The Wild, Wild West of Healthcare J.Kryc  
  1830 Massive Transfusion Protocol in Trauma Anesthesia C.Smith  
  1930 Adjourn 1.3 Pharmacology

Tuesday, March 14

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0645 Manual In Line Immobilization in Trauma: Friend or Foe? C.Smith  
  0745 Checklist for Trauma and Emergency Anesthesia C.Smith  
  0845 Ski Break
  1715 Mandatory Sign In
  1730 Transforming the Safety of Your Practice H.Patel  
  1830 Malignant Hyperthermia: Some Like It Hot! J.Kryc  
  1930 Adjourn 0.4 Pharmacology

Wednesday, March 15

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0645 Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy J.Kryc  
  0745 Preeclampsia: What the Nonobstetric Anesthetist Needs to Know J.Kryc  
  0845 Ski Break
  1715 Mandatory Sign In
  1730 Monitoring and Reversal of NMB: Role of Sugammadex C.Smith  
  1830 Outpatient Anesthesia in Children H.Patel  
  1930 Adjourn
1.7 Pharmacology

Thursday, March 16

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0645 Vasopressors Use and Abuse H.Patel  
  0745 Advanced Cardiac Monitoring: Invasive and Noninvasive H.Patel  
  0845 Ski Break
  1715 Mandatory Sign In
  1730 Golden Hour to Golden Day: Concurrent Polytrauma C.Smith  
  1830 Perioperative Hypothermia C.Smith  
  1930 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology

Friday, March 17

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0645 Anaphylaxis: Identification and Treatment H.Patel  
  0745 Anesthesia Considerations for Cardiac Trauma C.Smith  
  0845 Break
  0900 Introduction to Nanotechnology: Honey I Shrunk the Kids J.Kryc  
  1000 Nanomedicine: The Cyborg Era Begins J.Kryc  
  1100 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

6.8 Pharmacology Hours†


Joseph J. Kryc, MD, MBA
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Banner University Hospital
Tucson, Arizona

Hemal Patel, MD
Vice Chairman, Anesthesia Department
Memorial Health University
Adjunct Professor South University
Anesthesia Assistant Program
Savannah, Georgia

Charles E. Smith, MD
Professor of Anesthesia
Attending Anesthesiologist
Director, Anesthesia Research
MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio


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 #1033369; Expiration Date 3/17/17.

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: 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, Austin, Texas, and 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 January 12, 2017 to February 11, 2017. No refund after February 11, 2017; 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 on a CD 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.