Tulsa, Oklahoma

From arts and culture to sports and gourmet dining, you're guaranteed to find something new and exciting in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Head outdoors and enjoy 14 public courses and a variety of private courses perfect for the avid golfer, including Southern Hills Country Club designed by Perry Maxwell. Take the kids to The Gathering Place, named America's Best New Attraction in 2019 by USA Today. Choose from a variety of outdoor explorations, from a walk through the Four Seasons Garden to a kayak adventure at the ONEOK Boathouse. Get some air at the skate park, hike the Midland Valley and River Parks Trails, or catch live entertainment at the QuikTrip Great Lawn.

With nine square blocks chock full of on-trend restaurants, bars, fashion boutiques and some of the best nightlife venues around, the Blue Dome Entertainment District is one of the tops places to be in Tulsa. This downtown Tulsa district is serving up custom cocktails, stylish food and live entertainment any day of the week. With over 50 restaurants, the whole of downtown Tulsa will keep forks busy and drinks full. Grab a beer and grub at James E. McMellie's Pub, settle in for an authentic bowl of Japanese ramen at JUNYA Ramen Bar, or discover a variety of island flavors at Sisserou's Caribbean Restaurant.

For the art and history enthusiast among you, Tulsa's selection of museums and galleries is sure to satisfy. Check out Greenwood Cultural Center, Philbrook Downtown, DECOPOLIS Tulsa Art Deco Museum, or Tulsa Historical Society & Museum. Watch vintage airplanes and distant galaxies come to life at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium. Need a shopping fix? Head to Utica Square for a wide selection of upscale shops, department stores, and specialty wares.

With so much to offer, you will be glad to make Tulsa your next destination.

Hyatt Regency Tulsa

Hyatt Regency Tulsa is located in the heart of downtown Tulsa’s vibrant business, entertainment, and cultural districts. Overlooking the scenic gardens of the Williams Center Complex, the hotel is also adjoined via skybridge to Williams Towers and adjacent to the famous Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Here you'll find yourself just a few walking blocks from the Cox Convention Center, BOK Center and more than 50 restaurants and bars.

The Hyatt Regency Tulsa offers guests delicious dining options during their stay. Whether you're looking for something quick at Topeca Coffee or a sit-down dinner at Daily Grill, there's something for everyone. Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment at Ihloff Salon and Day Spa offering a number of services and treatments that will help detoxify, de-stress and re-energize your body. Work out in the 24-hour Hyatt StayFit gym or bask in the warm Tulsa sunshine as you relax by thr outdoor swimming pool. Hyatt Regency Tulsa offers modern and spacious hotel accommodations with amenities such as 1 King or 2 double Hyatt Grand Beds (based on availability), HDTV, iHome radio/iPod® docking station, coffee maker, mini-fridge, Portico Luxury bath products, hair dryer, iron/board, and more.

Hyatt Regency Tulsa is conveniently located approximately 8.6 miles from Tulsa International Airport (TUL). Parking rates at the hotel are approximately $9 for self-parking and $20 for valet parking. Parking rates subject to change without notice.

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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 anesthesia 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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Tulsa, Oklahoma
November 3-6, 2022

Thursday, November 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Updates in Regional Anesthesia E.Peterson  
  0830 Treatment for Post-Dural Puncture Headache: Is Epidural Blood Patch the Only Way? E.Peterson  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Management of the Pediatric Chronic Pain Patient E.Peterson  
  1045 The Pregnant OR Worker: Separating Myth From Fact T.Davis  
  1145 Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction T.Davis  
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, November 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Technology in Anesthesia: Past, Present, and Future T.Davis  
  0830 Patient Safety: Achieving Zero Errors T.Davis  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia Potpourri: Dispelling Myths and Other Interesting Facts T.Davis  
  1045 Perioperative Management of Patients with a History of Substance Abuse E.Peterson  
  1145 Pain Management for the Non-Pain Provider E.Peterson  
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, November 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Adult Congenial Heart Disease R.Ing  
  0830 Cardiomyopathy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Blunt Thoracic Trauma R.Ing  
  0930 Break
  0945 Massive Transfusion: Pediatric and Adult R.Ing  
  1045 Opioid Crises in Adolescents E.Peterson  
  1145 Racial Disparities in Pain Management E.Peterson  
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, January 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Non-Opioid Adjuvants for Acute Pain: How Much Is Too Much? Where Is the Evidence? E.Peterson  
  0830 Sepsis in Children R.Ing  
  0930 Break
  0945 Endotracheal Intubation in Patients With Poor Cardiac Function R.Ing  
  1045 Anesthesia Considerations for Patients Undergoing Radiological Procedures R.Ing  
  1145 Pediatric Literature Update R.Ing  
  1245 Adjourn

20 CME

20 CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 11/24/21


Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA
Adjunct Faculty at the Following Universities:
Midwestern University - Downers Grove, Illinois
National University - Tukwila, Washington
Medical College of South Carolina - Charleston, South Carolina
Oregon Health and Science University - Portland, Oregon
Clinical Anesthetist
Frederick, Maryland

Richard J. Ing, MBBCh, FCA(SA)
Professor, Children's Hospital Colorado
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Department of Anesthesiology
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado

Elisha Peterson, MD, FAAP, FASA
Director, Chronic Pain
Assistant Professor, Division of Anesthesiology, Pain, and Perioperative Medicine
Children’s National Hospital
George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, District of Columbia


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 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1041655; Expiration Date 11/6/2022.

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), 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, 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 September 4, 2022 to October 4, 2022. No refund after October 4, 2022; 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.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel 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.