Carlsbad, California

Step off the beaten path and live your own California Dream in sunny seaside Carlsbad, California. With seven miles of coastline stretching from Oceanside down to South Ponto Beach, Carlsbad is the perfect place for beach life enthusiasts of all ages.

Take the kids seashell scavenging, build a sandcastle, or dip your toes in the surf. Families will also love Carlsbad's close proximity to area attractions and theme parks including LEGOLAND® California Resort, Sea Life Aquarium, and the Museum of Making Music to name a few. Take an afternoon of rest and relaxation when you hit the links at one of several area golf courses. If you love shopping, everything from designer brands to local fashions and surf gear can be found during a visit to The Forum at Carlsbad, the Village Faire Shopping Center, or the Carlsbad Premium Outlets.

Wind down for the day with full-bodied craft beers from nine incredible local breweries. Whether you're looking for sushi, tacos, fresh seafood favorites, or American diner staples, you will find a variety of savory eats to satisfy any craving.

Park Hyatt Aviara

Escape to the San Diego coast of Carlsbad with Park Hyatt Aviara, a AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star luxury resort. Located within a short drive of many fun things to do like SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Legoland, Balboa Park and Carlsbad beaches, this spa and golf resort offers recreation and relaxation amid 200 lush acres of natural beauty overlooking the Batiquitos Lagoon. The resort is wrapping up a $60 million dollar renovation and will envelop guests in a new era of luxury.

Guests can enjoy a newly designed family pool with water slides and a adult pool offering multiple seating options, cabanas and sweeping views of the lush rolling hills. Golfers will be satisfied as well. Home of the LPGA Kia Classic, the Arnold Palmer-designed course complemented by a practice range, putting and pitching greens, industry-leading GPS systems on all golf carts, and an upscale golf shop. There is also the Kip Puterbaugh’s Golf Academy and the Gears Performance Center.

When it's time to be pampered the Aviara Spa offers an intimate oasis with 20 treatment rooms, a romantic couples suite, and an indoor coed solarium lounge; locker rooms feature aromatic steam rooms, saunas, and whirlpools. Stick to your routine in the Fitness Center featuring the very best in cardio and fitness equipment. The Park Hyatt Aviara Tennis Court & Recreational Facility features four hard and two clay courts amidst a botanical setting, and complemented by a Peter Burwash International instructional program.

When it is time to dine, embark on an epicurean adventure at the resort. Settle in for a refined dining experience at the AAA Four-Diamond signature restaurant, gather for afternoon tea and vistas of the Pacific, celebrate over fine cuts of beef following a day on the links or meet for a classic brunch.

Park Hyatt Aviara’s guestrooms embody the resort's Southern California coastal setting. Park Guest Rooms are approximately 540 square feet and offer one King bed plus a Queen sofa sleeper or 2 King beds (based on hotel availability), flat-screen smart TV, safe, Illy espresso maker, marble bath soaking tub with separate shower, furnished balcony, hair dryer, Labo bath toiletries, robes and slippers, iron/board, and more.

Park Hyatt Aviara is located approximately 3 miles from the McClellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ), 38 miles from San Diego International Airport (SAN), 58 miles from John Wayne Airport (JWA) and 96 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Valet parking only at the hotel. Approximately parking cost at the resort is $40 per night, or $20 per day. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

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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
Carlsbad, California
February 17-20, 2022

Thursday, February 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Clinical Decision Rules: Evidence-Based Medicine to Improve Care J.Holmes  
  0830 Pediatric Fever: Testing and Antibiotics - Are Either Even Needed? J.Magana  
  0930 Break
  0945 Initial Evaluation of the Severely Injured Patient: Updates to Know J.Holmes  
  1045 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Updates: Peds Resuscitation Pearls J.Magana  
  1145 Initial Evaluation of the Minor Injured Patient: Appropriate Management J.Holmes  
  1245 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, February 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Human Trafficking: How to Identify and Report J.Magana  
  0830 ECGs We Should Know and Interpret A.Schneir  
  0930 Break
  0945 Ethanol: From Intoxication to Withdrawal A.Schneir  
  1045 When Patients Fake It: Identifying Real Pathology From Mimickers A.Schneir  
  1145 Recent EM Articles That Every EM Clinician Should Know J.Holmes  
  1245 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, February 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Allergic Reactions in the ED: From Urticaria to Anaphylaxis J.Magana  
  0830 Optimal Management of Atrial Fibrillation With Rapid Ventricular Response A.Schneir  
  0930 Break
  0945 Posterior Circulation Stroke: Evaluation and Treatment J.Holmes  
  1015 Chest Pain Risk Stratification in 2022: High Sensitivity Troponin and Other Testing J.Holmes  
  1045 Land-Based Envenomation (Bites and Stings) in the United States A.Schneir  
  1145 ED Clearance of the Psychiatric Patient J.Holmes  
  1215 Anticoagulation Reversal: Warfarin and the Direct Oral Anticoagulants J.Holmes  
  1245 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, February 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Orthopedic M&Ms A.Schneir  
  0830 Pediatric Child Abuse: Fractures and Cutaneous Injuries J.Magana  
  0930 Break
  0945 Pain Management in the ED: To Use Opiates or Not J.Holmes  
  1015 Peds Tips and Tricks: Creating a Pediatric-Friendly Environment in the ED J.Magana  
  1115 Maintaining Health in Emergency Medicine: Am I Burning Out? J.Holmes  
  1145 Panel Discussion: Updates and Question Session J.Holmes / J.Magana / A.Schneir  
  1245 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

3.7 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/5/21


James F. Holmes, MD, MPH
Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, California
Program Coordinator

Julia Magana, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine / Pediatrics Emergency Medicine
Child Protection Team
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California Davis School of Medicine
Davis, California

Aaron Schneir, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FACMT
Clinical Professor
Division of Medical Toxicology
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Diego Health System
San Diego, California


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®).

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

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 Code #1040776; Expiration date 2/20/2022.

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 December 19, 2021 to January 18, 2022. No refund after January 18, 2022; 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 Going Places. 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.