Park City, Utah

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Park City has recently seen historic changes. Two of the town’s resorts merged to form Park City Mountain Resort, the largest ski area in the United States, connected by the new Quicksilver Gondola. Other enhancements include two new lifts, restaurant upgrades, and enhanced snowmaking capabilities.

The six mountains of Deer Valley Resort offer a thrilling day for skiers of all abilities. Challenge yourself on the same runs skied by Olympians during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games; take a ski lesson and learn the basic fundamentals of an exciting, new sport; or treat yourself to Deer Valley’s award-winning cuisine.

You will also find opportunities to cross-country ski, hike, fish, boat, and enjoy wildlife. After a day of skiing, explore and indulge with award-winning dining, incredible shopping, and vibrant nightlife. Park City has something for everyone.

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.

Topics in Anesthesia
Park City, Utah
March 11-15, 2019

Monday, March 11

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome
NWAS Staff
  0700 ASA, Plavix, and Coronary Stents
  0800 Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Anesthesia in the First Ten Days of Life
  1700 Perioperative Care of the Elderly: How Can We Improve Outcomes?
  1800 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, March 12

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Regional Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient
  0800 Emergence Delirium: The Worn Out Mom
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 LMA as Your Airway: But in an Adenotonsillectomy?
  1700 My Child Has a Cold: Should We Come in for Surgery?
  1800 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, March 13

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Radiologic Exams With Anesthesia: It's Not Like Taking Passport Photos
  0800 PBLD: The 5 Month Old, Ex-Premature Infant for Inguinal Hernia Repair
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Regional Anesthesia in the Febrile Patient With an Abnormal INR
  1700 Enhanced Recovery Pathways and Their Application
  1800 Adjourn
0.5 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, March 14

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Esophageal Perforation: Perioperative Risk
  0800 Non-Obstetric Anesthesia for the Parturient
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Ultrasound-Guided Truncal Blocks and Neuraxial Techniques
  1700 Operating Room Management: Can We Deliver Efficiency and Patient Safety?
  1800 Adjourn
0.6 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, March 15

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Multimodal Analgesia: Management of Acute Pain in a Patient With Chronic Pain
  0800 Best Anesthesiology Apps
  0900 Break
  0915 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  1015 Anesthesia for the Opioid Addicted Patient
  1115 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

4.3 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Ryan D. Ball, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
UPMC Passavant Anesthesiology
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

William H. Jones, DO
Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology and Pain Management
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Legacy Campus
Plano, Texas

Jaime Ortiz, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Regional Anesthesia
Co-Director of Acute Pain Management Service
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas


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 #1036259; Expiration Date 3/15/2019.

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), and the Georgia 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 January 9, 2019 to February 8, 2019. No refund after February 8, 2019; 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) 456-7962 - 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.