New York, New York

New York City has so much to offer - from classic attractions, landmark buildings, world-class museums and art galleries, to restaurants offering every imaginable cuisine, varied shopping, and all the theater, musical, and sports experiences one could wish for.  First time visitors will want to check off the must-see list: Statue of Liberty, Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Bronx Zoo, the Staten Island Ferry, and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. If you have the time, be sure to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History and the Whitney Museum of American Art house. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a quintessential New York City attraction, and perfect to visit will walking Central Park.

Repeat visitors may want to venture out to further explore NYC's five boroughs, each offering a diverse range of restaurants, shopping, sights, attractions, and a vibe all their own. Manhattan offers a varied contrast - from the open spaces of Central Park to it's iconic skyline to the hustle and bustle of the financial district to the lights and sounds of Broadway. You might even want to walk or bike over the historic Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn Heights for a stroll along the Promenade and its breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Koreatown (K-town) makes for a convenient stop while sightseeing Midtown Manhattan and a great place for visitors to enjoy outstanding Korean food, karaoke, and much more. Visitor's will quickly see why Manhattan is one of NYC’s most visited boroughs for every kind of adventurer. There is always something new to see and explore in NYC!

Park Lane New York

There’s something irresistible at 36 Central Park South. Park Lane has just completed a $80 million renovation that renewed its spirit with modern, with whimsical charm and odes to New York’s past and present. Located on Billionaire’s Row in the southeastern area of Central Park South (59th Street) between 5th and 6th Avenue, Park Lane New York provides unparalleled access to the park and all other major midtown attractions. Park Lane New York is a place to unwind or to let the city’s secrets beguile your imagination. From dawn to dusk, delectable delights await you. At Park Lane New York discover uniquely curious food and libations concepts by Scott Sartiano of Bond Hospitality. Park Lane New York offers three distinct dining venues, notably Darling, Central Park South’s only rooftop lounge.  

Stay on track with Park Lane New York’s wellness and fitness center, offering Peloton Bikes, The Mirror, treadmills, free weights, and an outdoor stretching and yoga terrace. For the running or walking enthusiast, don’t forget about Central Park’s 843 acres across the street that offers a variety of running trails. 

Park Lane guest rooms feature lusciously appointed in Bellino Fine Linens, Le Labo bathroom amenities, oversized picture windows, window seating area, and a 24-hour in room dining. You'll also find a safe, umbrellas, garment steamer, slippers, bathrobes, and more to ensure a comfortable stay. Park Lane Hotel New York is located approximately 20 miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), 10 miles from LaGuardia (LGA), and 30 miles from Newark (EWR).

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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
New York, New York
March 4-7, 2024

Monday, March 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Arrythmia I R.Lenhardt
  0830 Arrythmia II R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 Fun With PEEP: Recruitment Is About More Than Oxygenation J.Szalados
  1045 Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure: Silent and Deadly J.Szalados
  1145 Bedside Procedures in the ICU K.Pei
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, March 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy and ROTEM / TEG K.Pei
  0830 Nontraditional Vasopressors K.Pei
  0930 Break
  0945 Acute Stroke: A Review of Modern Guidelines R.Lenhardt
  1045 Sedatives in Neurocritical Care R.Lenhardt
  1145 What to Do if You Are Sued J.Szalados
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, March 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Hemodynamic Goals in Sepsis Resuscitation: How Far Have We Come? J.Szalados
  0830 Common Electrolyte Disorders in the ICU: A New Perspective J.Szalados
  0930 Break
  0945 Surgical Emergencies: Fulminant Clostridium (Clostridioides) Difficile Infection K.Pei
  1045 Difficult ICU Cases K.Pei
  1145 Fluids in Neurocritical Care: An Update R.Lenhardt
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, March 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Surgical Futility K.Pei
  0830 Thermoregulation in ICU Patients R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 Management of the Brain-Dead Donor R.Lenhardt
  1045 Compartment Syndromes: Recognition, Physiology, and Management J.Szalados
  1145 Critical Care Management of Seizures and Status Epilepticus J.Szalados
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

20 CE

5.4 Pharmacology Hours†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
  Rev. 2/3/24  


Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Kevin Y. Pei, MD, MHSEd, FACS
Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Associate Chief Academic Research Officer
Mirro Center for Research and Innovation
Medical Director, Simulation Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine
Fort Wayne, Indiana

James Emery Szalados, MD, JD, MBA, MHA,
Attorney and Counselor at Law
The Szalados Law Firm, Hilton, New York
Director, Surgical Critical Care and Surgical / Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Director, Neurocritical Program and Neurocritical Care Unit
Rochester Regional Health System and Rochester General Hospital
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, University of Rochester
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Physician Assistant Program
Rochester Institute of Technology
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Erie, Pennsylvania 

(non-speaking role)

Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical Trauma ICU
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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,, 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 1043138; Expiration Date 03/07/24.

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/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 January 4, 2024 to February 3, 2024. No refund after February 3, 2024; 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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