Williamsburg, Virginia

Come see where America began - Virginia’s Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. Step back in time to a thriving 18th-century community when you visit Colonial Williamsburg. America’s largest living history museum offers an unparalleled view of daily colonial life when Williamsburg was the largest and most populated of Britain’s 13 colonies making it a powerful center of politics, commerce, and culture.

Over 500 original and carefully reconstructed public buildings, private homes, taverns and shops, and 90 acres of gardens and public greens comprise the Historic Area. Walk the road to revolution in Yorktown where American and French forces defeated British troops in the autumn of 1781 in the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Yorktown today is a delightful colonial-era village with original historic homes, quaint shops, and restaurants. Finally, visit Jamestown established in 1607 and site of the first permanent English settlement in the “New World.”

Although known for its cultural museums and nationally recognized historic sites, the Historic Triangle is also home to modern-day, world-class attractions. Voted the world’s “Most Beautiful Theme Park,” Busch Gardens Europe in Williamsburg combines 17th-century charm with 21st-century technology to create the ultimate family experience. At Water Country USA, also an Anheuser-Busch theme park, visitors are plunged into outrageous fun at the Mid-Atlantic’s largest water play park. With fabulous shopping, dining, outstanding golf, and one-of-a-kind entertainment venues, the Williamsburg area offers something for everyone.

Williamsburg Lodge

Immerse yourself in the unique charm of Colonial Williamsburg by staying at Williamsburg Lodge, an Autograph Collection Hotel. Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area is the restored 18th-century capital of colonial Virginia. Comprised of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, 22 historic sites, 30 18th-century trade shops and sites, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with locals and experience life in the 18th century firsthand in this 300-acre living history community. Situated in the heart of the city, the Williamsburg Lodge seamlessly blends historic elegance with modern comfort. Guests will also receive exclusive benefits such as admission ticket discounts and special daily events.

During your stay, why not enjoy the two outdoor pools as well as an indoor pool located at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg or stay fit at the state-of-the-art fitness facility with daily group exercise classes. To elevate your visit, pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa treatment, or tee-off at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. Guests of Colonial Williamsburg Hotels can enjoy a variety of recreational options, including tennis at the Williamsburg Inn Tennis Club, lawn bowling, croquet, volleyball, table tennis, horseshoes, shuffleboard, bike rentals, and extensive nature trails for walking, jogging, and hiking. After a day of exploring, guests can sample Southern fare and American favorites dining at two hotel restaurants.

The Williamsburg Lodge is just minutes from historic Jamestown and Busch Gardens. Deluxe guest rooms offer 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds (based on hotel availability), and decorated in folk-inspired style, drawing inspiration from the city's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum with hand-painted lamps and unique furnishings. You'll also find modern amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, coffee/tea maker, mini-fridge, safe, alarm clock, iron/board, hair dryer, and more. The Williamsburg Lodge is located mid-way between Richmond, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia. Getting here is easy with over 200 daily flights arriving into three nearby airports: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) (20 minutes); Norfolk International Airport (ORF) (45 minutes); Richmond International Airport (RIC) (45 minutes); The Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport (JGG) is approximately 5 minutes away for guests traveling by private aircraft. Self-parking at the Williamsburg Lodge is complimentary; valet parking is available for a fee.

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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.


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.

Obstetric Anesthesia Update
Williamsburg, Virginia
April 5-8, 2022

Tuesday, April 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Maternal Body's Response to Pregnancy B.Clayton  
  0830 When Surgery is Required During Pregnancy B.Clayton  
  0930 Break
  0945 Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy A.Girnius  
  1045 Bleeding Disorders and Neuraxial Anesthesia A.Girnius  
  1145 Nutrition during Labor: It is Time to Feed the Need J.Pellegrini  
  1245 Adjourn
1.2 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, April 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Communication and Handoffs on L&D: A Culture of Safety A.Girnius  
  0830 Non-Obstetric Ultrasound During Pregnancy A.Girnius  
  0930 Break
  0945 Preeclampsia: Role of the Anesthesia Provider B.Clayton  
  1045 Pitocin Administration and the Rule of Threes J.Pellegrini  
  1045 Surgical Site Infection in Major Gynecological Abdominal Surgery and Cesarean Section J.Pellegrini  
  1245 Adjourn
2 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, April 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Code in the OB Unit A.Girnius  
  0830 Postpartum Headache: Is it Anesthesia's Fault? A.Girnius  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Effectiveness of TXA in Reducing Blood Loss Following Cesarean Section J.Pellegrini  
  1045 Optimizing the Labor Epidural M.Gauthier  
  1145 The Placenta Won't Come out! Anesthesia for Placenta Accreta Spectrum M.Gauthier  
  1245 Adjourn
2.5 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, April 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Maternal Hemorrhage: Recognition and Response M.Gauthier  
  0830 Substance Use Disorder in the Maternal Patient M.Gauthier  
  0930 Break
  0945 Medical Legal Considerations in Obstetric Anesthesia B.Clayton  
  1045 Optimizing Post-Cesarean Pain Control B.Clayton  
  1145 Raising the Bar for Everyone B.Clayton  
  1245 Adjourn
2.6 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

8.3 Pharmacology Hours†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
Rev. 10/14/21


Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, CRNA, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Cincinnati
Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Major
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
Program Coordinator

Megan Gauthier, DO, MBA
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of Missouri
University of Missouri Health Care
Columbia, Missouri

Andrea Girnius, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Division Director, Obstetric Anesthesia
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Program Director, Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio

Joseph Pellegrini, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
Adjunct Professor
University of Alabama College of Nursing
Birmingham, Alabama


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: 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, www.theABA.org, 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 1041493; Expiration Date 04/08/22.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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 February 4, 2022 to March 6, 2022. No refund after March 6, 2022; 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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