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 may be necessary to enter the park on some dates.
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.

 

Topics in Trauma Anesthesia
Yosemite National Park (Fish Camp), California
September 15-19, 2025

Monday, September 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Evaluation and Assessment of the Trauma Patient J.Knittel
  0830 Anesthesia Approach to the Trauma Patient J.Knittel
  0930 Break
  0945 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient (Part I) R.Sikorski
  1045 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient (Part II) R.Sikorski
  1145 Airway Management in Trauma: It’s Time to Forget Your ABCs J.Richards
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, September 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Management of Thoracic Trauma J.Richards
  0830 Updates in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury J.Richards
  0930 Break
  0945 Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation J.Knittel
  1045 Viscoelastic Testing J.Knittel
  1145 Endpoints of Resuscitation: Can We Do a Better Job? R.Sikorski
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, September 17- Day Open

     

Thursday, September 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 ERAS and Fluid Management Part I: What’s the Latest?? R.Sikorski
  0830 ERAS and Fluid Management Part II: What’s the Latest?? R.Sikorski
  0930 Break
  0945 When There Is a Fracture and It Must Be Fixed: Management of Multi-System Orthopedic Trauma J.Richards
  1045 Management of the Acidemic Patient: Should We Give Bicarb? J.Richards
  1145 Whole Blood for Trauma J.Knittel
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, September 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Monitoring of Coagulation: Are We Behind the Times? R.Sikorski
  0830 Mass Casualty Scenarios: Caught in the Middle R.Sikorski
  0930 Break
  0945 Low Tidal Volume Ventilation: Does One Size Fit All? J.Richards
  1045 Strangulation and Hanging J.Knittel
  1145 Burn Resuscitation J.Knittel
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/27/24

FACULTY

Justin Gawron Knittel, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Section Chief, Trauma Anesthesiology
Fellowship Director, Trauma Anesthesiology
Resident Education Director, Surgical ICU
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
St. Louis, Missouri

Justin E. Richards, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Robert A. Sikorski, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Medical Director of Trauma Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The John Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland 

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 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 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 July 16, 2025. Cancellations between July 17, 2025, and August 16, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after August 16, 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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