San Diego, California

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San Diego is a world-renowned vacation destination that is vibrant and refreshingly easy to navigate. The region offers a host of attractions including the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld San Diego, LEGOLAND California, Balboa Park (the nation’s largest urban cultural park and home to 15 museums), Mission Bay (the largest man-made aquatic park in the country), and the USS Midway Museum to name a few.

In addition, the region is dotted with over 90 golf courses, including Torrey Pines (home of the 2008 U.S. Open). Enjoy numerous casinos, world class shopping and dining, and simple pleasures like a stroll along the bay front, a hike in a nature preserve, or a bonfire on the beach. With 70 miles of breathtaking beaches, spectacular mountains and deserts, there is plenty to see and do.

The Gaslamp District, named for the gas lamps that once lined the streets, is the place to be, boasting 94 historic buildings in the one-square-mile area. Victorian Era-themed, these distinctive buildings set the stage for the best dining, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife in town.

Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection

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Appealing to the social discoverer and the savvy business traveler alike, Hotel Republic is making its mark as decidedly different than the other hotels in downtown San Diego. Convenient to both the San Diego International Airport and walking distance to the Gaslamp District and Petco Park, Hotel Republic warmly extends a Southern California welcome.

Step into the lobby and be welcomed with soaring ceilings, driftwood chandeliers and artfully arranged sofas inviting convivial conversation. The new social hub among hotels in downtown San Diego, people gather here for sociable drinks around the open air bar fire pit or settle in for longer over a meal at one of three signature dining options. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails, light fare and gorgeous views of downtown at Top Side Rooftop Bar. Or, visit Trade for delicious California cuisine. Lively events from wine tasting and mixology to mindfulness sessions continually establish Hotel Republic as a hotel-as-destination experience.

Active travelers can keep up with their exercise regimen at the 24-hour fitness center with cardio machines and free weights. Electric scooter rentals are also available so you can cruise the bay or power through San Diego in true style. Guest comforts offered in each of the spacious standard guest rooms include 1 King or 2 Double Beds (based on hotel availability) with plush bedding,  flat-screen TV, spacious work desk, mini-fridge, coffee/tea maker, safe, iron/board, bathroom with elegant marble counter tops, fluffy towels, hair dryer, enhanced bath amenities and more.

Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection is located approximately 2.9 miles from the San Diego International Airport (SAN). Valet parking only at the hotel, $49 per day, with in/out privileges. Parking rates subject to change without notice.

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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
San Diego, California
June 18-21, 2020

Thursday, June 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Hemodynamic Monitoring in the ICU J.Kress  
  0830 Acid-Base J.Kress  
  0930 Break
  0945 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) A.Minokadeh  
  1045 Management of Increased ICP A.Minokadeh  
  1145 Mechanical Ventilation / ARDS R.Fontenette  
  1245 Adjourn    

Friday, June 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Resuscitation R.Fontenette  
  0830 Hemostatic Resuscitation R.Fontenette  
  0930 Break
  0945 Sedation / Analgesia / Delirium J.Kress  
  104 ICU Care: Less Is More J.Kress  
  1145 Status Epilepticus in the ICU A.Minokadeh  
  1245 Adjourn    

Saturday, June 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Emergency Airway Management A.Minokadeh  
  0830 Sepsis and Septic Shock A.Minokadeh  
  0930 Break
  0945 Traumatic Brain Injury R.Fontenette  
  1045 ICH Management R.Fontenette  
  1145 Antibiotics / Infection in the ICU J.Kress  
  1245 Adjourn    

Sunday, June 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Nutrition and the Microbiome J.Kress  
  0830 Advanced Liver Disease in the ICU J.Kress  
  0930 Break
  0945 Stroke Update R.Fontenette  
  1045 Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Failure A.Minokadeh  
  1145 Airway Management and Mechanical Ventilation in the Neuro ICU A.Minokadeh  
  1245 Adjourn    

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Roderick W. Fontenette, MD
Military Associate Program Director
DGMC / UC Davis Integrated Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine
Sacramento, California

John P. Kress, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Director, Medical ICU
University of Chicago
Department of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Chicago, Illinois

Anushrivan Minokadeh, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
Division Chief, Critical Care Medicine
University of California San Diego, School of Medicine
San Diego, California


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 I 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 AANA for 20 Class A CE; AANA Code #1038199; Expiration Date 6/21/2020.

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 I 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: NWS 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, 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 April 19, 2020 to May 19, 2020. No refund after May 19, 2020; 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 Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email:


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.