Nassau, Bahamas

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

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.

Baha Mar resort guests enjoy exclusive and unlimited access to the new Baha Bay Luxury Beachfront Waterpark, designed to perfectly fuse relaxing island chill with exhilarating fun for the entire family. This luxurious water park is directly adjacent to Baha Mar and set on 15 lush beachfront acres. With an array of spectacular experiences and tantalizing cuisine, however you like to play in the sun, it awaits you at Baha Bay. Unwind in one of six awe-inspiring pools, exlcusive to resort guests or lounge on 3,000 feet of sugary white sand. Discover a delicious array of more than 45 dining options in or near the resort, including international cuisine, family friendly eateries and indulgent sweets shops. When hunger strikes at the pool or beach find a nearby food truck to satisfy your appetite and quench your thirst. After a day of resort activities, unwind and indulge at one of the resort's fine dining restaurants with menus infused with Bahamian ingredients and sustainable seafood, reflecting flavors of cultures from around the world. 

Grand guestrooms offer one king or two queen Hyatt Grand Bed™, Juliet balcony, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee/tea maker, minibar, safe, hair dryer, push bathrobe, slippers, iron/board and more. The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is located 10 minutes from the Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS).

For important information and COVID-19 requirements for travel to the Bahamas, visit: https://www.bahamas.com/travelupdates
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Travel With Confidence to Program, visit: https://bahamar.com/travel-with-confidence 

Terms and conditions apply and are subject to change without notice.

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

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 evidence-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 11-14, 2023

Wednesday, January 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Neonatal Emergencies A.McFarlin
  0830 Spinal Pathology Made Simple T.LeGros
  0930 Break
  0945 Approach to the Unknown Rash H.Murphy-Lavoie
  1045 Prolonged Pediatric Fever (Including COVID/MIS-C) A.McFarlin
  1145 Going for a Swim? Caribbean Marine Hazards H.Murphy-Lavoie
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, January 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Neurosurgical Cases You Will Actually Enjoy T.LeGros
  0830 Hemetemesis: Updates in GI Bleeds H.Murphy-Lavoie
  0930 Break
  0945 Sticks and Stones: Pediatric Ortho Pearls A.McFarlin
  1045 Conflict Resolution T.LeGros
  1145 Updates in Status Epilepticus H.Murphy-Lavoie
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, January 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Hemorrhagic Bullae: Nec Fasc and Beyond H.Murphy-Lavoie
  0830 Asthma Updates A.McFarlin
  0930 Break
  0945 Pro Tips for Emergency Medicine Long Haulers T.LeGros
  1045 Mythbusters: Updates in Wound Care H.Murphy-Lavoie
  1145 Emergency Medicine Visual Stimulants T.LeGros
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, January 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Emergency Medicine Advanced Imaging Cases T.LeGros
  0830 Get With the Guidelines: Pediatric Updates A.McFarlin
  0930 Break
  0945 Help I Can't See: Painless Vision Loss H.Murphy-Lavoie
  1045 Updates in Pulmonary Catastrophes T.LeGros
  1145 Did You Say the Baby Is Coming?? Obstetric Emergencies A.McFarlin
  1245 Adjourn  
 

20 CME

20 CE

3.4 Pharmacology Hours†

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
  Rev. 6/8/23  

FACULTY

Tracy Leigh LeGros, MD, PhD, FACEP, FAAEM, FUHM
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Tennessee, Region One Health Physicians
Emergency Medicine Residency
Memphis, Tennessee

Anna McFarlin, MD, FAEEM, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Program Director, Peds/EM Combined Residency
LSU School of Medicine
University Medical Center/Children’s Hospital
New Orleans, Louisiana

Heather Murphy-Lavoie, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FUHM
Director of Faculty Development
Clinical Professor
Emergency Medicine Residency
Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship
LSU School of Medicine / UMC
New Orleans, Louisiana
Program Coordinator

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.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 20 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

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 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1042261; Expiration Date 01/14/2023.

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: NWAS/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.

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 FEE

$100 November 12, 2022 to December 12, 2022. No refund after December 12, 2022; however, 50% of tuition paid may 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)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise and tuition booked through NWAS (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 NWAS! 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.

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.

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