Orlando, Florida

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Orlando has a lot to offer, no matter what you like to do on vacation. There’s golf, shopping, nearby beaches, and exciting nightlife. From the thrill of world-famous theme parks and restaurants serving scrumptious foods to enlightening cultural excursions, Orlando offers a completely new vacation experience for first-time and repeat visitors.

Get up close with alligators, or take a trip to the Everglades. Hike, bike, kayak, and airboat your way through the Sunshine State on a scenic eco tour. Get a different point of view on a zipline adventure, in a hot air balloon, or hit the trails on a horseback tour.

Once you conclude your outdoor adventures, go bowling at Splitsville Luxury Lanes, book an escape room experience at America’s Escape Game, or stroll nearby Historic Downtown Kissimmee, a great place for visitors to discover a variety of shopping and dining options. Kissimmee is a great place for families, couples, and solo travelers alike.

Here are just a few of Orlando’s attractions: Universal Studios Escape & Island of Adventure; The Wizarding World of Harry Potter; Disney’s Animal Kingdom®; Epcot® and Magic Kingdom® Park; and the Brevard Zoo.

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center combines old-world charm with exceptional service. The resort features 2.2 million square feet on 65 acres, 4.5-acres of tropical gardens under glass atriums, award-winning dining options including 6 on-site restaurants, and signature entertainment.

Guests will also enjoy convenient access to golf courses, Walt Disney World®, and other popular attractions nearby (see below for more information.) The Resort's preferred partner, Celebration Golf Club, is located just 2.7 miles from property. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr., the 18 holes facility features a fully stocked pro shop, rental clubs, driving range, and PING nFlight Fitting and Instruction studio.

Explore the resort's indoor gardens or play at the Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park, featuring a multi-level tree house with four twisting water slides along with a zero entry lagoon-style family pool. Alternatively, adults can relax at the specially reserved adults-only South Beach Pool.

Next, browse six on-site boutiques and shops, including a PGA Tour® Shop. Partake in themed dining events, or check out Florida Live with alligator feedings and interaction with live baby animals.

Kids will enjoy the Game arcade while adults can rejuvenate and recharge with the resort's spa and fitness offerings. The Award-winning Relâche Spa provides an array of services including body massages, facials, and body treatments in a setting inspired by the natural springs of Florida. Relâche Fitness Center is complete with cardiovascular equipment, free weights, and fitness classes (additional fee applies).

Standard guestrooms boast outdoor views of the Orlando area and are outfitted with a host of amenities including Simmons Beautyrest mattresses, one King or two Queen beds (based on hotel availability), LCD flat-panel TV, refrigerator, personal coffee maker, in-room safe, wireless internet access, and spacious work desk. Guest rooms are approx. 410 sqft. in size, with one King or two Queen-size beds (based on hotel availability).

Falcon's Fire Golf Club (1.9 miles)
Hawk's Landing Golf Club (2.2 miles)
Magic Kingdom Park®
Disney's Hollywood Studios®
Disney's Animal Kingdom®
Disney Springs®
Disney's Blizzard Beach® and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon®
Universal Studios Florida®
Universal's Islands of Adventure®
I-Drive 360
Orlando Premuim Outlets Shopping Mall
Kennedy Space Center

Stay close to these major theme parks and attractions, or partake in outdoor activities such as boating, jet-skiing, kayaking, sailing and more, all within four miles of the resort!

Distance from Orlando International Airport (MCO): 15 miles
Discounted Shuttle Service available at $36.00 pp round-trip

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is also accessible by three other area airports: Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) and Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM).

Specially priced Disney tickets and other discounted offers:

Please visit this link: www.mydisneygroup.com/criticalcare19

Email us at info@northwestseminars.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065


This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the critical care specialty or are impacted by it.


The practitioner of critical care medicine 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, 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 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.


At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of critical care services.

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of drugs based on their chemical and pharmacologic properties.

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 all aspects of patient care regardless of the clinical environment in which the practice resides.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups in the provision of critical care services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.

Critical Care: The Team Approach
Orlando, Florida
May 16-19, 2019

Thursday, May 16

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Introduction NWAS staff  
  0700 Arterial Blood Gas Evaluation: Part I L.Guzzi  
  0800 Arterial Blood Gas Evaluation: Part II L.Guzzi  
  0900 What’s New in ARDS? K.Enfield  
  1000 Break
  1015 ECMO M.Hulse  
  1115 Initial Management of the Multi-Trauma Patient R.Sawyer  
  1215 Common Procedures in the ICU: Tracheostomy, PEG, Bedside Debridement R.Sawyer  
  1315 Adjourn
1.1 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, May 17

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Clostridium Difficile in the ICU: Stewardship of Antibiotics, Testing, and the Environment K.Enfield  
  0800 Severe Clostridium Difficile Disease: When and How to Operate R.Sawyer  
  0900 Intra-abdominal Infections in the ICU R.Sawyer  
  1000 Break
  1015 Update on Inotropes and Pressors M.Hulse  
  1115 Noninvasive Cardiac Management: SVV, CO, CI - Treatment and Science M.Hulse  
  1215 Nuclear, Biologic and Chemical Terrorism: An Intensivist View L.Guzzi  
  1315 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, May 18

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Necrotizing Pancreatitis: When To, and Not To, Operate R.Sawyer  
  0800 Necrotizing Fasciitis R.Sawyer  
  0900 VAP/VAT/VAC: What is New, Old and Different? K.Enfield  
  1000 Break
  1015 What to Do if Someone Is Bleeding Really, Really Fast R.Sawyer  
  1115 Bed Side Tools to Improve Ventilator Management: Driving Pressure, the Ultrasound, and Impedance K.Enfield  
  1215 Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery M.Hulse  
  1315 Adjourn
1.7 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, May 19

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Right Ventricular Failure M.Hulse  
  0800 VADs and Mechanical Support for the Failing Heart M.Hulse  
  0900 PICS: How Can We Help the Primary Care Provider? K.Enfield  
  1000 Break
  1015 Who Benefits from the ICU? K.Enfield  
  1115 Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery M.Hulse  
  1215 Sepsis 2019 K.Enfield  
  1315 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours

24 CME

24 Class A CEC

6.2 Pharmacology Hours†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  


Kyle Enfield, MD
Associate Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
Director of the Medial ICU
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

Lou Guzzi, MD, FCCM
Attending in Anesthesia and CCM
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and CCM
Florida State University School of Medicine
FHMG Medical Group
Orlando, Florida

Mathew Hulse, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Medical Director of the Cardiothoracic / Vascular ICU
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

Robert G. Sawyer, MD, FACS, FIDSA, FCCM
Professor of Surgery and Medical Engineering
Chair, Department of Surgery
Western Michigan University
Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
Kalamazoo, Michigan


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 I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 24.00 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

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 24 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1036891; Expiration Date 5/19/2019.

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 I 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, St. Petersburg, Florida 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. 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 March 17, 2019 to April 16, 2019. No refund after April 16, 2019; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS 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 NWS including net hotel and tuition booked through NWS (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 NWS!

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

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.

We have a block of rooms for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, rooms are based upon availability only and may be at a higher rate. Rooms are available only through us 1 (800) 222-6927.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com


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.