Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania

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Beyond the Pocono Manor resorts, there are outdoor activities aplenty. The name Pocono comes from the Munsee word Pokawachne which means “the stream between two mountains.” The region encompasses 2,400 square miles of lakes, rivers, and woodlands waiting to be discovered.

Any time of year is a good time to visit the Pocono Mountains. Summer here caters to the active traveler allowing exploration of 261 miles of hiking and biking trails, over 35 golf courses, whitewater rafting, boating, hunting, fishing and open access to nine state and two national parks.

Travelling with family? Take a day trip to Daisy Field Farm, where they specialize in families and small groups, offering trail riding on horseback, picnics, and farm animal fun. Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park is home to more exotic offerings with over 100 animal varieties including lions, gibbons, African tortoises, and more.
Adventure Center at Whitewater Challengers offers thrills perfect for teens and adults with paintball shooting through the mountain wilderness or on the target range, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and zipline rides.

For a more laid-back approach, hop aboard the scenic railways and ride through charming towns like Jim Thorpe, Delaware Water Gap, Honesdale and East Stroudsburg. A narrated train tour is a memorable way to explore the Pocono Mountains.

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center

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Bring the whole family to experience the 100,000 sqft. indoor waterpark featuring a retractable roof, stand-up surfing, or body boarding on the FlowRider, the twists and turns of the Anaconda and Swahili Swirl waterslides, lazy river and indoor/outdoor family hot tub, tons of activities for the kids and more! Explore the 30,000 sqft. Arcade, featuring blacklight mini golf, arcade games, XD Dark Ride 5-D Theater, blacklight mini bowling and more. Experience the beauty of the resort’s wooded setting while challenging yourself with Gorilla Grove Treetop Adventures ropes courses that range from easy, with the children’s courses close to the ground, to extremely difficult expert tree to tree challenges.

Relax and rejuvenate at the peaceful Spa Kalahari and Salon that focuses on natural elements as a part of each treatment, providing a revitalizing spa experience. Nearby Manor Sports offers outdoor activities including 5 stand, pond fishing and a BB gun range, guided country tours, mountain biking, walking trails through the natural beauty of the mountain range. Kalahari Fitness and Training features free weights, free motion machines, medicine balls, BOSU’s, resistance tubes, and more.

When it’s time to dine, you find 12 options to choose from with something for everyone! Enjoy a wide variety of retail options for your souvenir shopping pleasure. Beautifully appointed guest rooms feature microwave, mini-fridge, free high speed Internet, iron/board, safe, HD TV and much more. Desert rooms are 424 sqft. with two queen beds with a queen size sofa sleeper. Whirlpool Suites offer 424 sqft. with a large whirlpool tub, fireplace, balcony, king size bed and full size sofa sleeper.

The Kalahari Resort & Convention Center is located off I-380 at Pocono exit 3; just over an hour from New York, 2 hours from Philadelphia, 2 hour from Harrisburg, 30 minutes from Scranton and 50 minutes from Allentown. The nearest major airport is Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), approximately 45 minutes away.

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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
Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania
July 23-26, 2018

Monday, July 23

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost  
  0800 ASA 1-2 Patient: Surgeon Wants Total Preop Testing --Is That OK? E.Frost  
  0900 Preoperative Risk Assessment C.Popa  
  1000 Break
  1015 Difficult Airway Algorithm C.Popa  
  1115 Impact of Ultrasound on Pediatric Anesthesia A.Spencer  
  1215 Antral Sonography: From Theory to Clinical Use A.Spencer  
  1315 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, July 24

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Pediatric ERAS: Are We There Yet? A.Spencer  
  0800 Emergence Agitation and Delirium: Prevention and Management A.Spencer  
  0900 Neuroanesthesia: Not Just for the Neuroanesthesiologist! E.Frost  
  1000 Break
  1015 Spinal Cord Injury and Its Surgery: From Stem to Stern E.Frost  
  1115 Management of Biological Agent Casualties C.Popa  
  1215 Management of Chemical Agent Casualties C.Popa  
  1315 Adjourn
3.0 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, July 25

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Acid/Base, Fluids, and Electrolytes C.Popa  
  0800 Hemodynamic Monitoring C.Popa  
  0900 Perioperative Management of Common Congenital Heart Lesions for Noncardiac Surgery A.Spencer  
  1000 Break
  1015 Pediatric Multimodal Analgesia A.Spencer  
  1115 Monitoring the Central Nervous System: New Gadgets --Do They Really Help? E.Frost  
  1215 PBLD: What Would You Do if the Patient's Brain Is Herniating and Other Crisis Moments in Neuroanesthesia E.Frost  
  1315 Adjourn
2.5 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, July 26

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Where Is the Basement Anyway? What Goes on in Interventional Radiology? E.Frost  
  0800 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight: How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost  
  0900 PONV in Adults and Children: A Look at Current Evidence A.Spencer  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anaphylaxis A.Spencer  
  1115 Perioperative Medication Management C.Popa  
  1215 Needlestick Injuries C.Popa  
  1315 Adjourn
3.3 Pharmacology Hours

24 CME

24 Class A CEC

10.7 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


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

Christian Popa, MD
Colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Director, Critical Care Anesthesiology
Walter Reed Army National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland

Adam Spencer, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Director of Acute Pain Services
Complex Pain Physician
Vi Riddell Complex Pain and Rehabilitation Centre
Alberta Children’s Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


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 AANA for 24 CEC; AANA Code #1034658; Expiration date 7/26/18.

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 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), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina 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 24, 2018 to June 23, 2018. No refund after June 23, 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)

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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: kellee@universaltravel1.com


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.