Zion National Park (Springdale), Utah

Although it is a tiny town of about 500 people, Springdale hosts thousands of visitors every year. Located just outside beautiful Zion National Park, Springdale is the gateway to everything the park has to offer: rugged bike trails, challenging hikes, brilliant wildlife and breathtaking vistas. Go rappelling and rock-climbing along the steep sandstone formations that encompass this beautiful region, or jump on a raft and float your way over the rapids and eddies of the Sevier River. The town’s lodgings and services accommodate travelers on their way to and from discovering the incomparable beauty of Utah.

Shop the best of Springdale for one-of-a-kind keepsakes at one of the many galleries in town. LaFave Gallery is a great place to start, offering upscale gifts of jewelry, paintings, and kinetic sculptures. Pottery and outdoor art including wind chimes and spinners are a specialty at Worthington Gallery. DeZion Gallery features local artists of every medium. When it’s time to dine, head to Bit & Spur for Southwestern favorites, or try Switchback Grille & Trading Company’s fine cuisine.

Our host hotel is NOT located inside the Park. All park visitors are required to purchase a recreational use pass (approximately $20 per person) upon entering Zion National Park, OR approximately $35 for one private vehicle that admits all occupants to Zion National Park, including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas. Fees subject to change without notice. Visit https://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm for more information.

SpringHill Suites Springdale Zion National Park

The SpringHill Suites, Springdale Zion National Park, offer a comfortable yet elegant setting for travelers seeking inspiration, family adventure, or relaxation. Located one mile from Zion’s gate and a short distance from Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon North Rim, Lake Powell, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, this hotel is centrally located to explore everything southern Utah has to offer.

After an exciting day of hiking, biking, climbing or horseback riding, enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub with amazing canyon views, splash pad, balconies, patios and fireplaces, or stroll along the Virgin River and take advantage of the dark night sky.

In addition to the daily complimentary hot American-style buffet breakfast, guests can also grab a quick snack from the on-site convenience store. All guest suites feature LCD TV, coffee/tea maker, mini-refrigerator, microwave, alarm clock, iPod dock, iron/board, spa-inspired bathroom, hair dryer, and more. Standard Suites are approximately 350 sqft. and feature 1 King or 2 Queen beds plus Twin pullout sofa bed. Premium Suites are approximately 450 sqft., with 2 Queen beds plus Twin pullout sofa bed, and an outdoor patio.

The SpringHill Suites Springdale Zion National Park is located approximately 45 miles from the St. George Municipal Airport (SGU), 166 miles from the McCarran International Airport (LAS), and 312 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Having a car is highly suggested and will allow you to fully explore the area. Parking at the hotel is complimentary.

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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.

  

Clinical Anesthesia Update
Zion National Park (Springdale), Utah
June 2-6, 2025

Monday, June 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Pediatric Perioperative Surgical Home: The New Frontier R.Bryskin
  0830 Pediatric Orthopedic and Spine Surgery R.Bryskin
  0930 Break
  0945 Latest in Resuscitation Science A.Minokadeh
  1045 Post-Cardiac Arrest Management A.Minokadeh
  1145 Innovations in Orthopedic Anesthesia D.Auyong
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, June 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 New Approaches to Old Problems: Truncal Blocks - Erector Spinae, Quadratus Lumborum, PECS D.Auyong
  0830 Interscalene Block Versus Alternatives for Shoulder Surgery: Are We Making Regional Anesthesia Safer or Overly Complicated? D.Auyong
  0930 Break
  0945 Novel Noninvasive, Continuous Monitors in Anesthesia: What, How, and Why Do We Need Them? R.Bryskin
  1045 Hemostasis in a Pediatric Surgical Patient: When the Red Cells Hit the Road R.Bryskin
  1145 Airway Management Considerations in the Morbidly Obese Patient A.Minokadeh
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, June 4 - Open Day

     

Thursday, June 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Initial Trauma Evaluation and Management A.Minokadeh
  0830 Trauma Anesthesia for the Elderly A.Minokadeh
  0930 Break
  0945 Continuous Nerve Blocks: Improving Outcomes D.Auyong
  1045 Pro-Con: Catheters vs. "Long" Acting Local Anesthetics D.Auyong
  1145 Multiple Applications of Dexmedetomidine in Pediatric Anesthesia R.Bryskin
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, June 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Common Pediatric Emergencies and Trauma R.Bryskin
  0830 Management of Acute and Chronic Pain in a Pediatric Patient R.Bryskin
  0930 Break
  0945 Local Anesthetic Toxicity D.Auyong
  1045 Practical Review of Hemodynamic Medications A.Minokadeh
  1145 Allergy and Anaphylaxis A.Minokadeh
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 CE

7.8 Pharmacology Hours†

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

FACULTY

David B. Auyong, MD
Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Lindeman Ambulatory Surgery Center
Section Head, Orthopedic Anesthesiology
Chair, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Guiding Team
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

Robert B. Bryskin, MD
USAP Partner, Orlando Florida, AdventHealth
Residency Program Director
Advent Health Orlando Anesthesiology
Medical Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Florida
Orlando, Florida

Anushrivan Minokadeh, MD
Clinical Professor
Program Director, ACCM Fellowship
Resuscitation Training Director
Department of Anesthesiology
University of California San Diego, School of Medicine
San Diego, 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 1044506; Expiration Date 06/06/2025.

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 2, 2025. Cancellations between April 3, 2025, and May 3, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after May 3, 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.

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.

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