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 upon entering Zion National Park, cost is approximately $35 for one private vehicle and 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

SpringHill Suites, Springdale Zion National Park offers 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, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the emergency medicine specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

A continuing education program for emergency medicine healthcare professionals, focused on the latest updates and advancements in emergency medicine. This program includes lectures and discussion with faculty/peers to enhance your clinical skills and knowledge. Learn from expert faculty and real-world cases, gaining valuable insights to provide improved patient care in emergency settings.

OBJECTIVES

Improve knowledge, competence, and utilization of the most recent evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Improve knowledge, skills, and strategies in the timely diagnosis and management of patients with complex comorbidities, emergency medical conditions, and less common conditions.

Increase knowledge of newer pharmacologic agents, thereby improving competence in medication management via anticipation of potential polypharmacy interactions and improved ability to provide sedation in the emergency department.

Increased ability to anticipate, prevent, and manage complications and emergency medical conditions, leading to improved patient outcomes and reduced morbidity and mortality rates.

Strengthen and augment ability to apply and interpret diagnostic testing/imaging used in the emergency department.

Enhance ability to analyze complex situations from an ethical and legal perspective, protecting both patients and healthcare providers.

Refine and strengthen competence in assessing and managing trauma patients, including timely assessment, prioritization of interventions, and coordination of multidisciplinary care.

Improve confidence in ability to perform procedural skills, enhancing patient comfort and providing optimal quality of care.

Note: Not all objectives apply to every program.

 

Topics in Emergency Medicine
Zion National Park (Springdale), Utah
September 29-October 3, 2025

Monday, September 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Approach to the Poisoned Patient J.Buchanan
  0830 Toxicology and Pediatrics: “One Pill Can Kill” J.Buchanan
  0930 Break
  0945 Creepy Crawlers: What Bit You? M.Moreira
  1045 Critical Procedures: When Time Is of the Essence M.Moreira
  1145 Drowning D.Richards
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, September 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 OB Trauma: Two vs. One Patient M.Moreira
  0830 The Obese Trauma Patient M.Moreira
  0930 Break
  0945 Burns D.Richards
  1045 Hypothermia: “Freezing to Death” D.Richards
  1145 Emerging Agents of Abuse J.Buchanan
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, October 1 - Open Day

     

Thursday, October 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Top Ten ED Meds D.Richards
  0830 ID Jeopardy D.Richards
  0930 Break
  0945 CV Toxins J.Buchanan
  1045 Household Toxicology J.Buchanan
  1145 Facial Trauma M.Moreira
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, October 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Gaseous Toxins J.Buchanan
  0830 Radiation Toxicity J.Buchanan
  0930 Break
  0945 Ocular Ultrasound D.Richards
  1045 The Silent Killer: Pulmonary Hypertension M.Moreira
  1145 Alphabet Soup: Electrolyte Abnormalities M.Moreira
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

6.5 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/29/24

FACULTY

Jennie A. Buchanan, MD
Associate Program Director DHREM
SANE Physician Advisor Denver Health
Longitudinal Curriculum Liaison Emergency Medicine at Denver Health
Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Safety Staff Toxicologist
Associate Professor Department of Emergency Medicine University of Colorado SOM
Denver Health and Hospital Authority Department of Emergency Medicine
Denver, Colorado

Maria E. Moreira, MD, FACEP
Medical Director of Continuing Education and Simulation
Denver Health and Hospital Authority Office of Education
Director of Professional Development and Wellbeing
Denver Health and Hospital Authority Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado
Program Coordinator

David Richards, MD, FACEP
Core Faculty, Global Emergency Care Initiative
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Denver Health and Hospital Authority
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado 

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 1044647; Expiration Date 10/03/2025.

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 July 30, 2025. Cancellations between July 31, 2025, and August 30, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after August 30, 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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