Grand Teton National Park (Jackson Hole), Wyoming

Towering more than a mile above the valley known as Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton rises to 13,770 feet above sea level. Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway offer a variety of activities. While skiing and snowboarding in early April is dependent on local conditions, you may get lucky with sunny skies and sparkling snow before the slopes close for the season. You'll also find cross county skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, wildlife viewing, photography, and elk refuge sleigh rides. In addition to grand mountain vistas, the Tetons host some of the best wildlife hideouts from birds to bison. Need a break? Teton Village hosts a variety of restaurants and lounges to enjoy. With names like the Mangy Moose and Ascent Lounge, you’re sure to find the perfect meal or cocktail to cap off your day. Non-skiiers may enjoy a day at the spa, or a trip to the nearby town of Jackson and its variety of unique shopping, excellent dining, art galleries and, of course, the iconic elk antler arch in the Town Square.

No visit would be complete without a trip through Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Enjoy outdoor activities including backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, and scenic drives. This area has superior wildlife viewing opportunities, especially early or late in the day. Expect to see a variety of waterfowl, moose, deer, elk, bison, and birds of all kinds.

GRAND TETON PARK ENTRY FEES: $35 per private vehicle; $30 for a motorcycle; or $20 for each visitor 16 years and older entering by foot, bicycle, ski, etc. These fees provide the visitor with a 7-day entrance permit for Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway only. Yellowstone National Park South gate entrance is CLOSED during this time. Fees subject to change without notice. Visit

The Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is about 15 minutes from the Town of Jackson; Teton Village and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort are about 20 minutes from town.

Hotel Terra

Discover this contemporary mountain resort, designed to inspire bucket-list-worthy adventures. Hotel Terra Jackson Hole offers luxury in the heart of Teton Village, located just steps away from some of the best skiing and snowboarding in North America. Relax in the rooftop spa, soak in the year-round infinity pool, or indulge in a signature Spa treatment to elevate your relaxation and wellness. You'll also enjoy the convenience of on-site ski rentals at Ski Valet and a spacious fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment.

Fuel your day of exploration with breakfast, lunch or dinner at the locally-beloved onsite restaurant, Bar Enoteca. For fine Italian cuisine and a post-slopes après, head to Il Villaggio Osteria, which also serves mouth-watering in-room dining. After a adventure packed day, retreat to your room, loaded with with stylish finishes and thoughtful amenities. Terra Guest rooms are styled like a traditional hotel room and feature 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on hotel availability), oversized windows with valley or mountain views, bathroom with in-floor radiant heat, jetted tub, rain shower, and double vanity and much more.

Hotel Terra Jackson Hole is located approximately 21 miles from the Jackson Hole Airport (JAC).

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has lift tickets on sale now!

Purchase before October 1st for the best prices. Secure your tickets in advance. Availability is limited and dates may sell out.

In addition, all winter products will be available for purchase starting August 1st, including Mountain Sports School with pre-season savings, rentals and more.

To improve guests’ experiences on the mountain and throughout the resort, JHMR will continue to limit the sale of daily tickets and manage capacity for a third consecutive year, as well as require reservations for Ikon Pass and Mountain Collective passholders. Ticket sales will be limited on a daily basis and may sell out, especially during holiday periods and weekends.

For more information and to purchase lift tickets and other offerings, visit:

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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
Grand Teton National Park (Jackson Hole), Wyoming
April 3-7, 2023

Monday, April 3

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWS Staff
  0700 Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation T.Bell
  0800 COVID and ARDS T.Bell
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Driving Pressure, Transmural Pressure and Other Ventilator Guides S.Lowson
  1700 Postoperative Pulmonary Problems S.Lowson
  1800 Adjourn

Tuesday, April 4

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Status Epilepticus A.Afshinnik
  0800 Intracranial Hemorrhage A.Afshinnik
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Delirium in the ICU T.Bell
  1700 How to Dominate CRRT T.Bell
  1800 Adjourn

Wednesday, April 5

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Arrythmias I S.Lowson
  0800 Arrythmias II S.Lowson
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Adult Brain Death A.Afshinnik
  1700 Management of Intracranial Hypertension A.Afshinnik
  1800 Adjourn

Thursday, April 6

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Neurocritical Care: Cardiac Interface A.Afshinnik
  0800 Direct Oral Anticoagulant Reversal A.Afshinnik
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Airway Management in the ICU S.Lowson
  1700 Recent Interesting Papers S.Lowson
  1800 Adjourn

Friday, April 7

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Extubation in the ICU T.Bell
  0800 Continuous and Extended Infusion Beta-Lactam Antibiotics T.Bell
  0900 Break
  0915 Fluids: Which Ones Should We Use / Not Use? S.Lowson
  1015 ICU and the Elderly S.Lowson
  1115 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 CE

7.6 Pharmacology Hours†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
Rev. 1/23/23


Arash Afshinnik, MD, FNCS
Director of Neurocritical Care
Community Neurosciences Institute
Fresno, California

Taison Bell, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical Trauma ICU
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Program Coordinator


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 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: 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,, 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 1041994; Expiration Date 04/07/2023.

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 for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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).

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.


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


No penalty if canceled by February 1, 2023. Cancellations between February 2, 2023, and March 4, 2023, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after March 4, 2023, 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.


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.