Yosemite National Park (Fish Camp), 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 at Yosemite

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: $70
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/fees.htm 

Reservations for entry to Yosemite National Park will no longer be necessary in 2025.
For more information, visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.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

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.

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 16-20, 2025

Monday, June 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Anesthetic Considerations in Valvular Heart Disease J.Augoustides
  0830 Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Clinical Update J.Augoustides
  0930 Break
  0945 Troubleshooting Labor Analgesia A.Traynor
  1045 Postpartum Tubal Ligation: Why It’s Such an Important Case and How to Get It Done A.Traynor
  1145 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients With Rheumatologic Conditions E.Martin
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, June 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Awareness in the Anesthetized Patient: When a Sweet Dream Becomes a Nightmare E.Martin
  0830 Social Media, Devices and Professionalism in Anesthesia: Can They Coexist? E.Martin
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Vasoplegia: Tips and Tricks J.Augoustides
  1045 Problem-Based Learning Discussion: Hemodynamic Collapse in the OR J.Augoustides
  1145 Non-Obstetric Surgery in Pregnancy A.Traynor
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, June 18 - Day Open

     

Thursday, June 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Obstetric Hemorrhage Part I: Why Is the Patient Bleeding and How Bad Is It? A.Traynor
  0830 Obstetric Hemorrhage Part II: The Team Approach to Treatment A.Traynor
  0930 Break
  0945 Generational Influences in the Workplace E.Martin
  1045 Inhalation Anesthetics: A Review E.Martin
  1145 Porphyria: Avoiding an Ambush J.Augoustides
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, June 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 HIV: Clinical Update and Anesthetic Considerations J.Augoustides
  0830 Highlights in Cardiovascular Anesthesia: Implications for All of Us J.Augoustides
  0930 Break
  0945 Leadership in Anesthesia: Nuts and Bolts to Build Your Skillset and Understanding E.Martin
  1045 Postpartum Headache A.Traynor
  1145 Amniotic Fluid Embolism: The Dreaded Diagnosis of Exclusion A.Traynor
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

7.5 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/14/24

FACULTY

 

John G. Augoustides, MD, FASE, FAHA
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs
Professor of Anesthesiology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Erin E. Martin, CRNA, DNP
Program Director
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Andrea J. Traynor, MD
Clinical Professor
Co-Editor in Chief, Manual of Clinical Anesthesiology
Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology and Maternal Health
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California 

ACCREDITATION

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, www.theABA.org, 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 1044352; Expiration Date 06/20/2025.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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 of the AR, DC, FL, GA, KS, KY, MI, MS, NH, NM, ND, SC, WV, and WY nursing boards. 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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest 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 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.

COURSE CANCELLATION POLICY

No penalty if canceled by April 16, 2025. Cancellations between April 17, 2025, and May 17, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after May 17, 2025, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can 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.

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