Charlestown, Nevis

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Nevis is one of the most unspoilt and relaxing islands in the Caribbean. Vividly green with blue skies, clean air, and long empty beaches, Nevis has a pace of life that encourages you to stop and appreciate all the natural beauty around you. It’s a very special place famed for its charm and the easy-going genuineness of its people. Nevis is a small island, just thirty-six square miles in size, so it will come as no surprise to learn that you can comfortably navigate the island in a short period of time. Its twenty mile main road runs the circumference of the entire island. Take a taxi, walk, or bike!

Take in some sun on Oualie Beach on the northwest tip of Nevis. The sea gently laps this beautiful stretch of sand which makes it a perfect spot for swimmers, families and those who like activities on the beach. It’s also famous for its wonderful sunset views of St. Kitts across the water. Cades Bay, just outside Charlestown, is a tranquil bay with a big sandy beach and excellent views. Alternately, Lovers Beach is the perfect place for a picnic or an afternoon swim.

Visit the Botanical Gardens of Nevis for a variety of native vegetation, fruit trees, orchids, ferns, and more. The natural hot springs of the Bath Hotel and Spring House are said to be therapeutic and popular with visitors and locals alike. Enjoy a unique jungle atmosphere while dining at Bananas, a fantastic restaurant off the beaten path. Enjoy haute-cuisine focused on fresh local seafood at Coconut Grove, another great dining option. Turtle Time Beach Bar & Grill is great for cocktails and a quick bite.

Four Seasons Resort Nevis

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Discover the beauty, wonder and enchantment of this little-known Caribbean island. Find tranquillity in award-wining spas. Make yourself at home in a luxuriously spacious guest room at Four Seasons Resort Nevis, a tropical oasis located lifetimes away from the hustle and bustle of the Caribbean, flush with sugar-soft beaches and sweeping vistas of rainforest. Discover equal parts serenity and tropical adventure around every bend.

Guests traveling to this two-island Federation can fly into St. Kitts, Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) and take an 18-minute speedboat from the beautiful Christophe Harbour to the Resort’s private pier. Guests flying directly into Nevis will arrive at the Vance W. Amory International Airport, where getting to the Resort is just a short 7-minute scenic taxi ride.

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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.

Clinical Topics in Anesthesia
Charlestown, Nevis
October 9-13, 2017

Monday, October 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Sugammadex: My Favorite Doughnut L.Pelinka  
  0830 NOAC Reversal Agents: A Dream Come True? L.Pelinka  
  0930 Break
  0945 Cleared for Surgery J.Kryc  
  1045 Preoperative Evaluation of the Ambulatory Patient J.Kryc  
  1145 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn 3.2 Pharmacology  

Tuesday, October 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Procedure Went Well, but the Patient Is Blind! Postop Vision Loss M.Murphy  
  0830 The Obesity Epidemic M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Traumatic Shock: The Anesthesia Provider's and the Intensivist's Point of View L.Pelinka  
  1045 Treating Traumatic Shock: What's New? L.Pelinka  
  1145 From Symptoms to Biomarkers: Should We Change the Paradigms? J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn 1.7 Pharmacology  

Wednesday, October 11 - Open Day

Thursday, October 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Statins and Noncardiac Surgery: Can We Reduce Perioperative Risk? J.Kryc  
  0830 Office-Based Anesthesia: The Wild, Wild West of Healthcare J.Kryc  
  0930 Break
  0945 Managing Blast Injuries: Are You Ready? L.Pelinka  
  1045 Fluid Management in Trauma: New Trends L.Pelinka  
  1145 Issues With the Elderly: Case Reports L.Pelinka  
  1245 Adjourn 2.3 Pharmacology  

Friday, October 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 How Federal Regulations Affect the Practice of Anesthesiology M.Murphy  
  0830 Herbs, Supplements and Other Substances Your Patients Are Not Reporting M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Ethics and Risk Management in Our Business: Update for 2017 M.Murphy  
  1045 Obstetric Issues Impacting Anesthesia Practice J.Kryc  
  1145 Maternal Mortality: Who, When, Where, and Why J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn 2.1 Pharmacology  

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

9.3 Pharmacology Hours†


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

Mark T. Murphy, MD
MSN Education, LLC
Austin, Texas
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

Linda E. Pelinka, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology and
Critical Care Medicine
University of Vienna and
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of
Experimental and Clinical Traumatology
Vienna, Austria, European Union


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 #1034253; Expiration Date 10/13/2017.

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.


No refund after September 9, 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)

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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:


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.