Bonita Springs, Florida

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Bonita Springs is a welcoming beach community in Southwest Florida between Fort Myers and Naples. Whether you’re looking to explore nature, relax on the beach, or take a boat out on its clear waters, Bonita Springs is an unforgettable destination with a little something for everyone.

Bonita Springs is home to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, a 21-acre celebration of Florida’s wildlife and habitats. Everglades Wonder Gardens will also give you a glimpse into Florida’s natural history, featuring native vegetation, butterflies, alligators, snakes, birds, flamingos, tortoises, and more. Enjoy the wildlife and views at Barefoot Beach Preserve or rent a boat to take out on the water at Bay Water Boat Rentals. Bonita Springs Public Beach is a great place to go swimming, or seek out the privacy of Lovers Key State Park, a great spot for beachcombing accessible by boardwalk and public tram. Keep your eyes open for manatees and dolphins! Fishing and other outdoor activities including golf, kayaking, and parasailing are popular here. Play 18 holes at Raptor Bay or Bonita Fairways, paddle down the mangroves in Estero bay, or catch some air parasailing the skies of Bonita Bay. Watersports rentals of every kind are easily available as are charter tours, boats for fishing, and sailing certifications.

Take a lazy day to shop 140 stores at the Mirmar Outlets or wine and dine with fresh seafood at Tarpon Bay. Browse the galleries of the Art League of Bonita Springs, an arts organization that hosts both local and traveling art exhibitions and community events.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

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Located on 26 lush, tropical acres overlooking Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in Bonita Springs, you’ll find a casual environment that invites limitless recreation and relaxation. Recently honored with Florida Green Lodging’s Three Palm eco-friendly certification, this hotel rewards you with a refreshing respite, surrounded by the best of Bonita Springs and Southwest Florida. Each guestroom includes step-out balcony, wired and Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access, iHome alarm clock radio, mini-refrigerator, complimentary daily newspaper, DVD player, laptop-sized electronic safe, hair dryer, coffeemaker, iron/board and more. View rooms also feature the hotel’s choice of waterviews of the Gulf of Mexico, Estero Bay and/or the resort’s water features.

Here are just a few of the ways you can enjoy your stay:
- Tee off with 18 holes at Raptor Bay Golf Club, the world’s first Audubon certified resort golf course
- Recharge with indulgent treatments and therapies, at the Stillwater Spa
- Plunge down the 140 foot waterslide, or go for a dip in three refreshing pools
- Unmatched recreation on the water, available moments from the resort
- Epicurean delights await you, at Tanglewood and Tarpon Bay restaurants

You will also enjoy a collection of resort shops, on-site car rental and tour services for your convenience. Kids can take part in Camp Coconut, a fun and exciting program designed especially for guests ages 3–12. At Camp Coconut, children will spend days experiencing new things, like going on a shark tooth hunt, enjoying contests in the pools, water balloon toss, arts and crafts and so much more. They’ll learn all about the flora, fauna, and native Calusa Indians who lived in this part of Florida. (Toddlers must be fully potty-trained to participate.) Discover for yourself why this resort was recently named among Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels! The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa is located approximately 14.7 miles from the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).

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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 emergency medicine specialty or are impacted by it.


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.


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
Bonita Springs, Florida
March 25-28, 2019

Monday, March 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Atrial Fibrillation: Management Update 2019 J.Casaletto  
  0830 High-Risk EKGs: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly J.Casaletto  
  0930 Break
  0945 Heart of the Matter: STEMI and NSTEMI Treatment Update V.Garrett  
  1045 The Difficult Airway: Case Reviews A.Norse  
  1145 Triple Threat: Allergy, Anaphylaxis and Angioedema A.Norse  
  1245 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, March 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Unexpected Delivery: Is It Coming to an ED Near You? A.Norse  
  0830 Hot Topics in Trauma 2019 J.Casaletto  
  0930 Break
  0945 See No Evil: X-Ray Negative Orthopedic Diagnoses V.Garrett  
  1045 Intimate Partner Violence: The Role of the Emergency Physician J. Casaletto  
  1145 Bump or Brain Injury: A Guide to Pediatric Head Injury J.Casaletto  
  1245 Adjourn
0.3 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, March 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 ENT and Dental Updates: We Can Handle the Tooth J.Casaletto  
  0830 Top 10 Eye Emergencies: The Blind Leading the Blind J.Casaletto  
  0930 Break
  0945 A Stroke of Insight: CVA Management Updates 2019 A.Norse  
  1045 What's New With Sepsis? A.Norse  
  1145 Beans, Beans the Magical Fruit V.Garrett  
  1245 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, March 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Visual Diagnosis in a Young Child A.Norse  
  0830 Legislative Updates 2019: What's the Deal for Practicing EM Physicians? A.Norse  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Physical Exam is Dead…or Is It? CT Imaging in the New World Order J.Casaletto  
  1045 "Git" Back in There: Techniques for Shoulder Reduction V.Garrett  
  1145 Wrap It Up: Pointers and Pitfalls in ED Splinting V.Garrett  
  1245 Adjourn 0.5 Pharmacology Hours  

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

3.6 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Jennifer J. Casaletto, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center Atrium Health
Charlotte, North Carolina
Program Coordinator

Victoria Garrett, MD, FACEP
Adjunct Faculty Physician
Division of Emergency Medicine
Jackson Health System/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Ashley Booth Norse, MD, FACEP
Medical Director
Director of Governmental Affairs
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, Florida


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 a maximum of 20.00 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 AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1036395; Expiration Date 3/28/2019.

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.


Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida and 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 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.


$100 January 24, 2019 to February 23, 2019. No refund after February 23, 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 Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email:


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.