Live Webinar - Program Replacement for Nassau, Bahamas

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars presents Current Anesthesia Topics, a live webinar replacement program, formerly scheduled to be held in Nassau, Bahamas, December 2-5, 2020.

This live web conference will be presented with the same quality speakers and topics as our on-site conferences. We are pleased to offer a similar program schedule with only minor changes to the original agenda.

This is a live online course and will not be available for viewing later.

See below for more details.

Take advantage of special introductory tuition pricing of $650! (Daily rate of $175 per day.)

Hurry! Registration ends for each day's lectures at 5 pm PST the night prior to the event. Click here to register.

Email us at or call us (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 Topics
Live Webinar
December 2-5, 2020

  All times in PDT  

Wednesday, December 2

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Controversies in Airway Management I.Osborn  
  0800 Awake Intubation: Who? What? When? And How??? I.Osborn  
  0900 Break
  0910 Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia: Tips and Tricks for Clinical Success D.Auyong  
  1010 Continuous Nerve Blocks: Improving Outcomes D.Auyong  
  1110 Break
  1120 Innovations in Orthopedic Anesthesia D.Auyong  
  1220 Adjourn

Thursday, December 3

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Non-Opioid Analgesics to Improve Recovery D.Auyong  
  0800 Update in Neuroanesthesia for the Occasional or Offsite Anesthesia Provider I.Osborn  
  0900 Break
  0910 Anesthesia for Patients With Cardiac Disease Needing Noncardiac Surgery: An Update H. Ramakrishna  
  1010 Coronary Stents: Perioperative Management H. Ramakrishna  
  1110 Break
  1120 Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices: What's New? H. Ramakrishna  
  1220 Adjourn

Friday, December 4

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 New Blocks: PECS Blocks, Serratus Plane, Quadratus Lumborum D.Auyong  
  0800 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Practical Guide D.Auyong  
  0900 Break
  0910 Complications in Surgery: National Data for the Anesthesia Care Provider H. Ramakrishna  
  1010 Aortic Stenosis and the Anesthesia Care Provider: Management Pearls From the Latest Evidence H. Ramakrishna  
  1110 Break
  1120 Interventional Neuroradiology: Anesthetic Techniques for Elective and Emergency Procedures I.Osborn  
  1220 Adjourn

Saturday, December 5

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Dexmedetomidine: Why Should I Use It for the Opiate-Tolerant Patient? H. Ramakrishna  
  0800 Geriatric Anesthesia Update H. Ramakrishna  
  0900 Break
  0910 Ketamine: What's Old and New With This Drug? I.Osborn  
  1010 Medical Cannabis: What Are the Facts and Implications for Anesthesia Providers? I.Osborn  
  1110 Break
  1120 Managing Stress: Wellness Strategies for You AND Your Patients I.Osborn  
  1220 Adjourn

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBA†

Rev. 9/10/20


David B. Auyong, MD
Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Lindeman Ambulatory Surgery Center
Section Head, Orthopedic Anesthesiology
Chair, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Guiding Team
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

Irene P. Osborn, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Division of Neuroanesthesia
Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, New York

Harish Ramakrishna, MD, FACC, FESC, FASE
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota


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 Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1038330; Expiration Date 11/13/2020.

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. NWS/NWAS will not be responsible for any other liabilities you may incur.


No penalty for webinar cancellations received 14 days or more of the event start date. $125 penalty for webinar cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the event start date. 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.

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.


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.