Yosemite, 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, numerous waterfalls, 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: $30 per vehicle (no per-person fee). Annual Pass: $60. 
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, 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.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

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 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 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
Yosemite National Park (Fish Camp), California
August 21-25 , 2023

Monday, August 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Definition and Management Strategies for ARDS R.Balk
  0830 Recognition and Management of Acute Respiratory Failure R.Balk
  0930 Break
  0945 ECMO P.Henson
  1045 Diagnosis and Management of Shock States P.Henson
  1145 Taking Care of Obese Patients in the ICU J.Claridge
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, August 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Resuscitation and Management of Bleeding and Coagulopathic Patient J.Claridge
  0830 Managing Difficult Trauma Cases J.Claridge
  0930 Break
  0945 Diagnosis and Treatment of Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia R.Balk
  1045 Pulmonary Embolism R.Balk
  1145 LVAD Support P.Henson
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, August 23 - Day Open

     

Thursday, August 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Myocardial Ischemia P.Henson
  0830 Hemodynamic Monitoring P.Henson
  0930 Break
  0945 Balancing the Appropriate Infection Workup, While Keeping Infection Rates Low J.Claridge
  1045 Best Practices in ICU Design and Flow J.Claridge
  1145 Preventing Complications in the Critically Ill Patient R.Balk
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, August 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Using Informatics and IS to Improve Care of Patient J.Claridge
  0830 Managing the Polytrauma Patient, Including TBIs J.Claridge
  0930 Break
  0945 Diagnosis and Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock R.Balk
  1045 Perioperative Glucose Management P.Henson
  1145 Acute Hepatic Failure P.Henson
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Rev. 4/5/22

FACULTY

Robert A. Balk, MD MACP, MCCM, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Director - Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Critical Care
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Jeffrey Claridge, MD
Professor of Surgery and Critical care
MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

C. Patrick Henson, DO
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology - Division of Critical Care Anesthesiology
Medical Director, OR Holding Room and PACU
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

PROGRAM COORDINATOR
(non-speaking role)

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

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 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: NWS 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.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida and 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 30 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. 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 FEE

$100 June 22, 2023 to July 22, 2023. No refund after July 22, 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)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWS including net hotel* and tuition booked through NWS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWS! Click here for more information.

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

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

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.

We have a block of rooms for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, rooms are based upon availability only and may be at a higher rate. Rooms are available only through us 1 (800) 222-6927.

Travel at your own risk.

REGISTER EARLY

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.