Nassau, Bahamas

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Nassau is perfect for sun, sand, and surf. Experience the wonder of a thriving coral reef or the intrigue of a sunken wreck on a dive excursion or tour via glass-bottomed boat. Soft white sands and clear waters perfect for snorkeling can be found in many places across the island, but Cable Beach is a hidden gem open to the public. Alternatively, swim with dolphins, meet stingrays and sea lions, or take a Segway tour around Blue Lagoon Island, just a short ferry ride away. Travelling with kids is a breeze when visiting one of the biggest attractions on the islands, Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island. Aquaventure will keep families busy with a multitude of exciting waterslides and pools.

Nature enthusiasts won’t want to miss Ardastra Gardens, Zoo, and Conservation Center. Here visitors will enjoy a variety of native vegetation and the unique opportunity to get up close with flamingos, parrots, and colorful rainbow lorikeets. Discover Nassau’s storied history as a safe haven for pirates, a slave trade hub, and also a hotly contested territory between the British, French, and Spanish until the late 18th century. Walk the Queen’s Staircase to Fort Fincastle, a Bahamian landmark built by slaves in tribute to Queen Victoria’s help in the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas.

Seeking a little native Bahamian culture? Visit The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, an exhibit of paintings, crafts, and more by local artists, all housed in a restored building.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

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Located on Cable Beach, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar offers you a piece of paradise in The Bahamas. Explore the city of Nassau, dive into pristine waters, and soak up the sun. A destination within a destination, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar offers a luxury stay during your island getaway.

Enjoy miles of sun-soaked beaches, interesting eco-attractions, and the vibrant community of Nassau.  Play the night away at the Baha Mar Casino, featuring 100,000 sq ft of gaming excitement. Hit the links at the Resort's dynamic 18-hole, 72-par Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course or enjoy a tennis match on one of the following surfaces: clay, hard tru or grass at the The Racquet Club at Baha Mar.  Indulge and stay fit at the 30,000 sq ft ESPA at Baha Mar with state of the art fitness facility. Unwind in one of six awe-inspiring pools, exlcusive to resort guests or lounge on 3,000 feet of sugary white sand.

From cocktails on the beach at Out Island Bar to Mediterranean cuisine served in an open-kitchen ambience at 3 Tides and everything in-between, guests can enjoy island-inspired and global cuisine crafted by a team of highly acclaimed local and international chefs. For added convenience, 24–hour in-room dining is also available.

Fountain View guestrooms offer one king bed or two queen beds (based on hotel availability), patio or balcony, flat screen TV,  coffee service, mini-bar, iHome bluetooth docking station, laptop-sized electronic safe, make-up mirror, hair dryer, push bathrobe, slippers and espa Bath products, iron/board. The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is located 10 minutes from the Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS).

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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 specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of emergency medicine must possess evidence-based scientific background for competent clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty and all additional related disciplines; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in providing consistent care in all settings in which emergency care is provided; serve as an expert in matters involving quality, safe and equitable health care delivery and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon professional expertise.

Presentations are designed to facilitate the acquisition of cognitive and technical skills as defined through evidenced based data translated to best practice standards by the pertinent governmental and professional organizations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Surgeons and the Emergency Nurses Association and abilities in one or more of the disciplines 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 services inherent in the professions

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, contraindications and precautions of drugs based on their chemical and pharmacologic properties

Outline comprehensive patient management plans for the special patient population discussed

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 published tenets of pertinent, recognized external organizations, institutions, and professional groups defining medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, and health care management standards.

Topics in Emergency Medicine
Nassau, Bahamas
January 8-11, 2019

Wednesday, January 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 SAH: It's Making My Head Explode! M.Abraham  
  0830 Winning at Failure! Optimal Management of Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema A.Mattu  
  0930 Break
  0945 Syncope: Simplifying a High-Risk Presentation A.Mattu  
  1045 The Golden Hour: Trauma Management in a Community ED M.Abraham  
  1145 Critical Concepts in Pediatric Trauma M.Lu  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Thursday, January 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Shaken Not Stirred: Seizure Management in the ED M.Abraham  
  0830 Neurology Literature Updates: Papers You Have to Know, the Lawyers Do M.Abraham  
  0930 Break
  0945 Electrocardiography of ACS: The Classic, Confusing, and Confounding Patterns: Part I A.Mattu  
  1045 Electrocardiography of ACS: The Classic, Confusing, and Confounding Patterns: Part II A.Mattu  
  1145 Electrocardiography of ACS: The Classic, Confusing, and Confounding Patterns: Part III A.Mattu  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, January 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pearls and Pitfalls in Pediatric and Neonatal Resuscitation M.Lu  
  0830 The Febrile Infant: A New Approach M.Lu  
  0930 Break
  0945 Remember That Patient You Saw Last Night?! Cases in Missed ACS A.Mattu  
  1045 Abdominal Pain in the Elderly: Mythology and Mortality A.Mattu  
  1145 The Crashing Cardiac Kid M.Lu  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Saturday, January 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Orthopedic M & M: What to Do When the Consultant Doesn't Call Back M.Abraham  
  0830 Fluid Controversies in Kids M.Lu  
  0930 Break
  0945 TBI: Let's Try and Save Every Last Neuron M.Abraham  
  1045 Exciting Pediatric ED Cases: Tales From the "Little Adult ED" M.Lu  
  1145 Case Presentations M.Abraham / M.Lu  
  1245 Adjourn
 

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  

FACULTY

Michael K. Abraham, MD, MS, FAAEM
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Program Coordinator

Mimi Lu, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Amal Mattu, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

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 November 9, 2019 to December 9, 2019. No refund after December 9, 2019; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS 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!

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.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

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.