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Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite embraces a spectacular tract of the Sierra Nevada, which was set aside as a national park in 1890. As the crown jewel of the National Park system, Yosemite has been an unforgettable scenic wonder and vacation destination for over one hundred years. Here you will find sheer walls of granite, towering Sequoias, and a ceramic blue sky.

Yosemite Valley, about 3,000 feet deep and just a mile or two wide, is known for its landmark rock formations. Half Dome is perhaps the most recognized symbol of Yosemite, rising over 4,000 feet above the Valley floor. Most people agree that the vista views of the high country and Yosemite Valley, including Half Dome and three waterfalls, are the most spectacular in the park.

Yosemite is home to a variety of animals, though they’re not always easy to find. Find a quiet spot during early morning or early evening and you may catch a glimpse of wildlife in action, including bear, raccoon, coyote, and deer. With museums, historic buildings, and cemeteries, Yosemite National Park is rich in cultural history. Far from city lights, the dark night sky is kept bright by the countless stars.

Take your pick of over 150 activities such as hiking, horseback riding, wagon safari, jeep tours, fishing, swimming, painting, photography, mountain climbing, wall climbing, logging train rides, white water rafting, bird watching, shopping, spa treatments, panning for gold, or cross country, trail, and downhill mountain biking.

The park is approximately 1-1/2 hours from Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and 3-1/2 to 4 hours from both Oakland International Airport (OAK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Having a rental car is suggested to give you full access to all the park has to offer.
*See http://www.nps.gov/yose/ for more ideas.*

Tenaya Lodge

Just a few minutes from the south entrance to the park, Tenaya Lodge offers a scenic and tranquil setting with amenities you crave such as delightful restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center and a top notch spa. The Lodge’s expert activities staff and Guest Experience Center can book you into a variety of alpine activities. Premium Guest Rooms are located inside the main lodge building and offer 350 square feet with 1 king or 2 queen beds with luxurious down bedding. You'll enjoy preferred views of Tenaya's mountainous surroundings, upgraded bathrooms and updated décor.

For those that prefer even more space, the Tenaya Lodge Explorer cabins offer the best of both worlds - space for the whole family plus access to all the resort amenities. Cabins are located on 27 forested acres where you'll be able to reconnect with nature and breathe in the fresh mountain air just outside your doorstep.The Explorer Clubhouse is only about a 10-minute walk along a quiet path from the main lodge if you want to eat out, get a massage, or play in the pool. If you don't want to walk, take the convenient shuttle service (operating 24 hours a day), or make the quick trip in your car. All cabins are approximately 560 square feet with 2 bedrooms, living room, and a 90-square-foot covered porch, wetbar area with a compact fridge and freezer, microwave and a Keurig coffee maker. (Please note: cabins do not include an oven, range or cooking utensils). Deluxe cabins are toward the interior of the grounds and offer a large walk-in shower, King bed in the main bedroom and a Queen bed in second room.

Premium Cabins feature all the amenities of the Deluxe Cabins, but are in premium locations facing the creek, meadow, or pond. From the grand lobby to the graciously appointed guest rooms, you’ll find the best national park experience during your stay at the Tenaya Lodge.

PARK ENTRY FEE: 7 day pass: $35 per vehicle (no per-person fee). Annual Pass: $65. 
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/fees.htm
Park entrance fees subject to change without notice.

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TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers 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:

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

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner

OBJECTIVES

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.

Anesthesia Update
Yosemite National Park (Fish Camp), California
June 12-16, 2023

Monday, June 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Cardiac Arrest Situations in the Perioperative Period L.Clark
  0830 Keeping Up With Ketamine: A Review of New Uses L.Clark
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia for Craniotomy for the Occasional Neuroanesthesiologist D.Sharma
  1045 Anesthesia for Traumatic Brain Injury D.Sharma
  1145 Nutrition During Labor and Delivery: It's Time to Feed the Need J.Pellegrini
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, June 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pitocin Administration and the Rule of Threes J.Pellegrini
  0830 Techniques for Labor Epidural Analgesia and Anesthesia: Which Technique Is Better? J.Pellegrini
  0930 Break
  0945 Artificial Intelligence in Cars and Now for Anesthesia L.Clark
  1045 Methadone: Not Just for Addiction - Now for the OR? L.Clark
  1145 Anesthetic Management of Spinal Cord Injury D.Sharma
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, June 14 - Day Open

     

Thursday, June 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia for Aneurysm Clipping D.Sharma
  0830 Strategies to Enhance Recovery After Craniotomy D.Sharma
  0930 Break
  0945 Management Strategies in the Prevention and Treatment of Spinal-Induced Hypotension J.Pellegrini
  1045 The Effectiveness of TXA in Reducing Blood Loss Following Cesarean Section J.Pellegrini
  1145 Some Things We Do Anesthesia for Really No Reason, Why Do We Continue To Do This? L.Clark
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, June 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Challenges in Providing Analgesia and Anesthesia to the Morbidly Obese Parturient J.Pellegrini
  0830 Hypotension: Are We Ready to Raise the Bar? L.Clark
  0930 Break
  0945 The Diabetic Patient: Oral Hypoglycemic Agents and the New Insulins L.Clark
  1045 Pharmacological Choices in Neuroanesthesia D.Sharma
  1145 Crisis Management in Neuroanesthesia D.Sharma
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 4/1/22

FACULTY

Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Chairman of the Institutional Review Board
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Joseph E. Pellegrini, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
Adjunct Professor, Nurse Anesthesia Program
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Deepak Sharma, MBBS, MD, DM
The Virginia & Prentice Bloedel Professor & Division Chief
Neuroanesthesiology and Perioperative Neurosciences
Program Director, Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship
Departments of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine and Neurological Surgery
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Immediate Past-President
Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology & Critical Care (SNACC)

ACCREDITATION

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

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

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

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. NWAS 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.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 April 13, 2023 to May 13, 2023. No refund after May 13, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

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*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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