Sedona, Arizona

Sedona is situated in a unique geological area that has mesmerized tourists for decades. Some people visit Sedona for breathtaking beauty that fills the senses and feeds the soul. Some visit for the delightfully eclectic shops and galleries. Many visit to savor the flavors and scents of the many restaurant choices available. There is no shortage of spectacular sights and exhilarating activities available.

Check out memorable outdoor adventures like Hummer or Jeep tours, hiking ruins, hot-air ballooning, trail rides, mountain biking, guided tours, championship golf, or just relaxing at a luxurious day spa. Whether you’re in the mood to dine on spicy Southwestern cuisine, cowboy grub, upscale steaks and seafood, authentic international fare, even family-friendly favorites, Sedona’s restaurants have it.

You will find incredible shopping: clothing, antiques, furniture, collectibles, gifts, and more at one-of-a-kind boutiques and gift shops. Start your shopping excursion in Uptown Sedona, a unique and popular shopping district with an eclectic collection of shops - it’s souvenir central. Sedona is truly an adventure for all.

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is located in Northern Arizona, just 90 minutes north of Phoenix, and is Sedona’s closest resort to the Valley of the Sun. This resort offers beautifully appointed guestrooms exquisitely decorated with Southwest features. One bedroom suites feature a bedroom with separate living area, patio or balcony, gas fireplace, dining table, microwave, mini refrigerator, wet bar, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/board, and more to ensure a comfortable stay.

Adventure seekers will love the hotel’s fitness offerings and proximity to more than 200 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails and off-road activities like horseback riding, mountain jeep tours, hot air balloon rides and more. Capture additional views from the nearby Red Rock Scenic Byway and Cathedral Rock, or hop in the car to explore the Grand Canyon, just two and a half hours away. There’s plenty to do on-site as well; the resort features 25,000 square feet of fitness and wellness amenities featuring more than 30 weekly classes including the signature outdoor Red Rock Yoga, personalized Warrior Pit cross training workouts, a full-service spa, two outdoor pools, as well as lighted pickle ball and tennis courts. Additionally, The Sedona Golf Resort is adjacent to the resort and offers the Championship Gary Panks designed course that receives continuous four-star reviews from Golf Digest and has tons of great golf packages to choose from - a definite bucket list experience!

Dine at Shadowrock Tap + Table, the resort’s social hub that boasts an innovative menu, full of fresh Southwest flavors and familiar favorites. Or check out Blue Water Café, the seasonal al fresco café by the pool, serving up drinks and light meals.

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is located approximately 113 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and 47 miles from Flagstaff Pulliam Regional Airport (FLG).

Contact us here or call (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065


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 Anesthesia Practice
Sedona, Arizona
September 8-11, 2025

Monday, September 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Perioperative Risk Indices: Not Just for Cardiologists Anymore T.Grissom
  0830 Blood Pressure Targets: How Bad Is Hypotension in the OR? T.Grissom
  0930 Break
  0945 Positioning Injuries: Risk and Responsibility M.Murphy
  1045 Periop Management of Stents and CIEDs: Why Are They an Anesthesia Issue? M.Murphy
  1145 The Backbone of Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics J.Steege
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, September 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Improving Outcomes for Intraperitoneal Malignancies: HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy) J.Steege
  0830 Remimazolam: How Does It Compare? J.Steege
  0930 Break
  0945 Yes, I Take a Blood Thinner: Managing the Trauma Patient on an Oral Anticoagulant T.Grissom
  1045 Ketamine: Sooner or Later, Everything Old Is New Again T.Grissom
  1145 The Obesity Epidemic Is Bigger Than You Think M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, September 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Production Pressures and Outcome Measures: The Answer Is Always Money M.Murphy
  0830 Street Drugs Your Patients Are Taking M.Murphy
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia Crisis Diagnosis and Management J.Steege
  1045 ERAS for Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Let’s Talk About Pharmacology and Physiology J.Steege
  1145 Viscoelastic Hemostatic Assays: A Better Way to Assess Coagulation in the Trauma and Perioperative Setting? T.Grissom
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, September 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 There Is a Fracture, I Need to Fix It: Management and Operative Timing for Orthopedic Trauma T.Grissom
  0830 Will Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Improve My Outcomes? T.Grissom
  0930 Break
  0945 Burnout: How Much More Can We Take? J.Steege
  1045 Wellness Solutions: Don’t Wait for HR to Fix It M.Murphy
  1145 Ethical Challenges Where You Work M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

8.5 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/26/24


Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Retired Anesthesiologist
St. Petersburg, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars
Pasco, Washington

Jenna Steege, CRNA, DNAP
Associate Program Director
Core Faculty Member
Clinical Instructor / Primary Preceptor
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo School of Health Sciences
Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program
Rochester, Minnesota 


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1044445; Expiration Date 09/11/2025.

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/NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest 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 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS 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 July 10, 2025 to August 9, 2025. No refund after August 9, 2025; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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.


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.

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