Clearwater Beach, Florida

Clearwater is an easy 20 mile drive from Tampa International Airport and even closer to Clearwater/St. Petersburg International Airport. The beach boasts sugar white sands that you will only experience here. Whether your pleasure is world-class fishing charters, relaxing on the beach, unique food and beverage experiences, or visiting one of many spas, there is something for everyone.

Visit Clearwater Marina, where you can take a sunset sail, dinner cruise, dolphin excursion or go deep sea fishing. Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, go kayaking to Caledesi Island or play a round of golf—the opportunities are endless. Visit Pier 60 for one of the nightly sunset celebrations featuring artisans and street performers, rent fishing gear and cast a line, or let the kids explore the playground.

Even with all the activities Clearwater Beach has to offer, the best part of your trip might be as simple as a stroll on the beach at sunset, but if you want more, you’ll be just a short drive away from many other popular Florida attractions, like Lowry Park Zoo or Busch Gardens in Tampa, or the Salvador Dali or Chihuly Art Museums in St. Petersburg.

Opal Sands Resort

Opal Sands Resort welcomes guests to a refreshingly modern hotel, where every guest room, restaurant, and even the fitness center offers breathtaking, unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico. Walk for miles on the white sand beach, or walk on the promenade to island-style shopping and dining just down the beach from the resort. You’ll also enjoy an array of leisure options. Go for a swim with the dolphins, relax in the Jacuzzi, or soak up the sun from the outdoor pool. Sip handcrafted drinks as you watch the sun set into the water. Refresh your senses with a day of pampering at the full-service spa or keep up with your daily workouts in the large fitness center. From waterfront dining to tropical cocktails by the pool – the choices are endless. All guest rooms are oceanfront with private balconies offering spectacular views of the Gulf, along with modern amenities designed with your comfort in mind. Opal Sands is conveniently located just a short drive away from both Tampa International Airport (21 miles) and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (13 miles).

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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

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
Clearwater Beach, Florida
June 14-17, 2023

Wednesday, June 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 You Brought What Home? Fever and Infection in the Returning Traveler F.LoVecchio
  0830 Pediatric Fever Tips and Tricks I.Claudius
  0930 Break
  0945 HIV: New Frontiers and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis F.LoVecchio
  1045 Sex Ed for 2023 I.Claudius
  1145 Addiction for Primary Care and EM F.LoVecchio
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, June 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Obstetric Emergencies J.Hope
  0830 Neonatal Resuscitation I.Claudius
  0930 Break
  0945 You Ate What? Pediatric Ingestions F.LoVecchio
  1045 Human Trafficking J.Hope
  1145 Best Practice With ENT Complaints in the Urgent Care and ED F.LoVecchio
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, June 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 We Donít Give That to Kids! When Children Aren't Little Adults I.Claudius
  0830 Donít Get Bitten by Envenomation Conundra M.Levine
  0930 Break
  0945 Teen and Tween Drugs of Abuse I.Claudius
  1045 Drugs That Broke My Heart: Promising Drugs That Fell Short J.Hope
  1145 Taking the Pain Out of Analgesic Overdoses M.Levine
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, June 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Colon Catastrophes J.Hope
  0830 As and Bs of Children: All Things Pediatric Respiratory Distress I.Claudius
  0930 Break
  0945 Ultrasound for Cardiac Arrest C.Derr
  1045 HALO Procedures: What You Need to Know for High Acuity, Low Occurrence Moments J.Hope
  1145 Tips for Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access C.Derr
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/13/22

FACULTY

Ilene A. Claudius, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Habor-UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Program Coordinator

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Residency Program Director
Ultrasound Fellowship Director
University of South Florida Emergency Medicine
Tampa, Florida

Jaime Hope, MD
Emergency Department Medical Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Beaumont Health
Assistant Professor
Oakland University
William Beaumont School of Medicine
Rochester, Michigan

Michael Levine, MD
Associate Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH
Medical Director of Clinical Research
College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona

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 April 15, 2023 to May 15, 2023. No refund after May 15, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS 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! Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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.

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.