Live Webinar - Program Replacement for Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars presents Current Topics in Anesthesia, a live webinar replacement program, formerly scheduled to be held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, July 27-30, 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 tuition pricing of $780 for 24 credit hours or daily rate of $210 per day.

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

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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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Live Webinar
July 27-30, 2020
24 Credit Hours

  All times in PDT  

Monday, July 27

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Evidence-Based Pre-Anesthesia Evaluation W.Buhrman  
  0800 New Anesthesia Management Strategies W.Buhrman  
  0900 Break
  0910 Goal-Directed Fluid Management W.Buhrman  
  1010 Evaluation of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland  
  1110 Break
  1120 Management of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland  
  1220 Ketamine: Multiple Uses for an Old Friend G.Crosland  
  1320 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, July 28

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Preop Cardiac Clearance Is Becoming Less Clear M.Murphy  
  0800 Periop MINS, T2MI, NIMI, MACCE: What Are the Implications? M.Murphy  
  0900 Break
  0910 Anesthesia for Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab Procedures: Pacemakers and ICDs W.Buhrman  
  1010 Houston, We Have a Problem G.Crosland  
  1040 What Happened Here? G.Crosland  
  1110 Break
  1120 Dental Anesthesia for the Special Needs Patient G.Crosland  
  1220 Anesthesia for Care of Major Burns G.Crosland  
  1320 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, July 29

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Anesthesia Liability and Risk Management I: Consent and Damage Control W.Buhrman  
  0800 Anesthesia Liability and Risk Management II: Investigation, Response, and Resolution W.Buhrman  
  0900 Break
  0910 Anesthesia Liability and Risk Management III: Unfortunately, You Are Now a Defendant W.Buhrman  
  1010 Regional Anesthesia and Anticoagulation Challenges M.Murphy  
  1110 Break
  1120 I Think I Remember My Surgery M.Murphy  
  1220 If the Surgery Went Well, Why Am I Blind? M Murphy  
  1320 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, July 30

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy  
  0800 Is There Anything New in PONV? M.Murphy  
  0900 Break
  0910 What Is in the Recent Literature? M.Murphy  
  1010 Simple Epidural (Case Discussion of Errors in Administration of an Epidural Anesthetic) G.Crosland  
  1040 Too Many Cooks G.Crosland  
  1110 Break
  1120 50 Tricks Not in the Book G.Crosland  
  1220 Medical Ethics: The Four Cornerstones G.Crosland  
  1320 Adjourn
2.5 Pharmacology Hours

24 CME

24 Class A CE

6 Pharmacology Hours†

Rev. 7/22/20


William Currie Buhrman, MD
Chief of Anesthesia
The Providence Hospitals
Columbia, South Carolina

J. Grady Crosland, MD, MAR
Adjunct Professor of Department of Anesthesiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas

Mark T. Murphy, MD
MSN Education, LLC
Treasure Island, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington


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 24 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 24 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1038121; Expiration Date 7/30/2020.

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 24 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 24 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.

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